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.
NOTE: The next release of ALA4R will be version 2.0.0. This will be
a major update to simplify the process of downloading data, make
behaviour across functions consistent, and remove redundant
In the coming weeks, you will be able to test out the new functionality in the dev branch. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us.
To generate a citation for ALA4R run:
citation(package = "ALA4R")
Stable version from CRAN:
Or the development version from GitHub:
On Linux you will first need to ensure that
<= 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.