Programmatically access the London Natural History Museum's helminth database.
See software note in Ecography (available here)
# install.packages("devtools") devtools::install_github("rOpenSci/helminthR") library("helminthR")
Given a host genus and (optionally) species and location, this function returns all host-parasite associations of a given host species. The example below determines all parasite records for helminth infections of Gorilla gorilla.
gorillaParasites <- findHost('Gorilla', 'gorilla') head(gorillaParasites)
Given a helminth parasite genus (and optionally species, and location), this function returns a list of host-parasite records for that parasite. In the example below, I query the database for occurrences of the genus Strongyloides.
strongHosts <- findParasite(genus='Strongyloides') str(strongHosts)
List all location names (
listLocations()). These names can be given to the
findLocation() function, which finds all host-parasite associations that have occurred in the given location. Below, I look at host-parasite associations recorded in France.
FrenchHostPars <- findLocation(location='France') str(FrenchHostPars)
Feel free to fork it and contribute some functionality.
- Please report any issues or bugs.
- License: GPL-3
- Get citation information for
helminthRin R doing
citation(package = 'helminthR')
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