ridigbio v0.3.4


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by Matthew Collins

Interface to the iDigBio Data API

An interface to iDigBio's search API that allows downloading specimen records. Searches are returned as a data.frame. Other functions such as the metadata end points return lists of information. iDigBio is a US project focused on digitizing and serving museum specimen collections on the web. See <https://www.idigbio.org> for information on iDigBio.


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This should automatically install the package from a CRAN mirror if you have one configured:


If R says the package is unavailable, you may not have set a CRAN mirror. You can do so with:


If R says that a binary package is not available, your version of R may be too old. Please review the versions of R that CRAN has built packages for on the CRAN ridigbio package page. You can download the source package and install manually if there is no package built for your version of R. You may also need to install any dependencies.

install.packages("ridigbio", type="source")

Basic usage

idig_search_records(rq=list(family="holothuriidae"), limit=1000)

Complete list of terms that can be used is available here



Functions in ridigbio

Name Description
idig_POST internal POST request
idig_search Basic searching of iDigBio records
idig_top_records Top records endpoint
idig_top_media Top media endpoint
idig_validate validate fields
idig_view_media view media endpoint
idig_version API version
idig_search_records Searching of iDigBio records
idig_search_media Searching of iDigBio media records
idig_view_records view specimen endpoint
idig_url base URL
ridigbio Retrieve data from the iDigBio specimen data repository.
idig_build_attrib Attribution dataframe of iDigBio records query
idig_count_records Count record endpoint
idig_count_media Count media endpoint
build_field_lists Build fields and fields_exclude for queries.
idig_GET internal GET request
idig_meta_fields meta fields endpoint
idig_check check HTTP code
idig_check_error Check is the request returned an error.
idig_parse parse successfully returned request
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Date 2016-10-26
URL https://github.com/iDigBio/ridigbio
BugReports https://github.com/iDigBio/ridigbio/issues
License MIT + file LICENSE
LazyData true
Repository CRAN
RoxygenNote 5.0.1
NeedsCompilation no
Packaged 2016-10-26 17:46:28 UTC; mcollins
Date/Publication 2016-10-27 00:21:15

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