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1 rfishbase
2 =========
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4 _Accessing data from FishBase using R_
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6 `rfishbase` is a package for interfacing with the [fishbase.org](http://fishbase.org) database. It provides code to download and parse a local copy of fishbase, which can be used for rapid access for a variety of analysis functions.
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8 - [Published copy in Journal of Fish Biology](http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2012.03464.x)
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9 - [Development version source code on github](https://github.com/ropensci/rfishbase)
10 - [HTML package documentation](http://ropensci.github.com/rfishbase/)
11 - [Report issues, bugs or feature requests](https://github.com/ropensci/rfishbase/issues)
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13 Installation
14 ------------
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16 `rfishbase` is available [on CRAN](http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/rfishbase/) and can be installed through the R package manager (see `install.packages`). The latest (development) version is hosted here on github, and can be installed using the [devtools](https://github.com/hadley/devtools) package:
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18 ```r
19 library(devtools)
20 install_github("rfishbase", "ropensci")
21 ```
22
23 Getting started
24 ---------------
25
26 - Read our [tutorial](https://github.com/ropensci/rfishbase/blob/master/inst/doc/rfishbase/rfishbase_github.md)
27 - Browse the examples in the [documentation](http://ropensci.github.com/rfishbase/)
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30 `rfishbase` is developed by [Carl Boettiger](https://github.com/cboettig) in collaboration with [Duncan Temple Lang](https://github.com/duncantl) and Peter Wainwright, and is part of the [rOpenSci project](http://github.com/ropensci). This software, examples, and documentation are freely provided under the [CC0 license](http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/).
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32 A [preprint](https://github.com/ropensci/rfishbase/blob/master/inst/doc/rfishbase/rfishbase_github.md) of our manuscript introducing the package can be found in the [inst/doc](https://github.com/ropensci/rfishbase/tree/master/inst/doc) directory.
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34 References
35 ----------
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37 * Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2011. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version (08/2011).
38 * Carl Boettiger, Duncan Temple Lang, Peter Wainwright (2012). rfishbase: exploring, manipulating and visualizing FishBase data from R, 2030–2039. Journal of Fish Biology. 81 (6). doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2012.03464.x
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