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ALA4R

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The Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) provides tools to enable users of biodiversity information to find, access, combine and visualise data on Australian plants and animals; these have been made available from http://www.ala.org.au/. Here we provide a subset of the tools to be directly used within R.

ALA4R enables the R community to directly access data and resources hosted by the ALA.

The use-examples presented at the 2014 ALA Science Symposium are available in the package vignette, via (in R): vignette("ALA4R"), or browse it online.

Installing

Stable version from CRAN:

install.packages("ALA4R")

Or the development version from GitHub:

install.packages("devtools")
devtools::install_github("AtlasOfLivingAustralia/ALA4R")

On Linux you will first need to ensure that libcurl and v8 (version <= 3.15) are installed on your system — e.g. on Ubuntu/Debian, open a terminal and do:

sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev libv8-3.14-dev

or install via the Software Centre.

Usage

See the online documentation at https://atlasoflivingaustralia.github.io/ALA4R/ including the package vignette.