Zachary Foster

Zachary Foster

5 packages on CRAN

metacoder

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A set of tools for parsing, manipulating, and graphing data classified by a hierarchy (e.g. a taxonomy).

taxa

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Provides taxonomic classes for groupings of taxonomic names without data, and those with data. Methods provided are "taxonomically aware", in that they know about ordering of ranks, and methods that filter based on taxonomy also filter associated data.

knitr

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Provides a general-purpose tool for dynamic report generation in R using Literate Programming techniques.

taxize

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Interacts with a suite of web 'APIs' for taxonomic tasks, such as getting database specific taxonomic identifiers, verifying species names, getting taxonomic hierarchies, fetching downstream and upstream taxonomic names, getting taxonomic synonyms, converting scientific to common names and vice versa, and more.

traits

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Species trait data from many different sources, including sequence data from 'NCBI', plant trait data from 'BETYdb', plant data from the USDA plants database, data from 'EOL' 'Traitbank', Coral traits data (<https://coraltraits.org>), 'Birdlife' International, and more.