My sense is that there have been previous issues with accessing tnrs, but I am not sure if there is any way to address Bad Gateway problems or if this is one of the reasons tnrs may become defunct in the future. I have been receiving somewhat unpredictable errors when using the tnrs function. Sometimes I run a query on multiple species names at once and I get a Bad Gateway error, but when I re-run on a single species it works. Other times I cannot even perform a successful query on a single species name. See code below. Thanks in advance!
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thanks for your message @snsheth
yes, this happens quite a lot. they seem to be up now, but the problems will likely persist.
the issue with TNRS is that the maintainer doesn't have a lot of time to give to it, and ive offered to take over but its written in php, so I have no hope of doing that
for iplant, they i didn't think were down too often, but i'll contact them now
I tried other functions like gnr_resolve and am convinced that tnrs does a better job for many of my taxon names, so I would prefer irregular access to tnrs than no access at all. Of course it would be even better if the function were more reliable, as sometimes I want to re-run code and it won't work for some indefinite period of time.