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Tools for Spell Checking in R

Jeroen Ooms
Description

Spell checking common document formats including latex, markdown, manual pages, and description files. Includes utilities to automate checking of documentation and vignettes as a unit test during R CMD check. Both British and American English are supported out of the box and other languages can be added. In addition, packages may define a wordlist to allow custom terminology without having to abuse punctuation.

Scientific use cases
  1. Luc, A., Lê, S., & Philippe, M. (2019). Nudging consumers for relevant data using Free JAR profiling: an application to product development. Food Quality and Preference, 103751. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2019.103751
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CoordinateCleaner
CRAN Peer-reviewed

Automated Cleaning of Occurrence Records from Biological Collections

Alexander Zizka
Description

Automated flagging of common spatial and temporal errors in biological and paleontological collection data, for the use in conservation, ecology and paleontology. Includes automated tests to easily flag (and exclude) records assigned to country or province centroid, the open ocean, the headquarters of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, urban areas or the location of biodiversity institutions (museums, zoos, botanical gardens, universities). Furthermore identifies per species outlier coordinates, zero coordinates, identical latitude/longitude and invalid coordinates. Also implements an algorithm to identify data sets with a significant proportion of rounded coordinates. Especially suited for large data sets. The reference for the methodology is: Zizka et al. (2019) doi:10.1111/2041-210X.13152.

Scientific use cases
  1. Milla, R., Bastida, J. M., Turcotte, M. M., Jones, G., Violle, C., Osborne, C. P., … Byun, C. (2018). Phylogenetic patterns and phenotypic profiles of the species of plants and mammals farmed for food. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2(11), 1808–1817. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-018-0690-4
  2. Zizka, A., Silvestro, D., Andermann, T., Azevedo, J., Duarte Ritter, C., Edler, D., … Antonelli, A. (2019). CoordinateCleaner: standardized cleaning of occurrence records from biological collection databases. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210x.13152
  3. Rice, A., Šmarda, P., Novosolov, M., Drori, M., Glick, L., Sabath, N., … Mayrose, I. (2019). The global biogeography of polyploid plants. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 3(2), 265–273. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-018-0787-9
  4. Karger, D. N., Kessler, M., Conrad, O., Weigelt, P., Kreft, H., König, C., & Zimmermann, N. E. (2019). Why tree lines are lower on islands-Climatic and biogeographic effects hold the answer. Global Ecology and Biogeography. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.12897
  5. De Frenne, P., Zellweger, F., Rodríguez-Sánchez, F., Scheffers, B. R., Hylander, K., Luoto, M., … Lenoir, J. (2019). Global buffering of temperatures under forest canopies. Nature Ecology & Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-019-0842-1
  6. Colli‐Silva, M., Vasconcelos, T. N. C., & Pirani, J. R. (2019). Outstanding plant endemism levels strongly support the recognition of campo rupestre provinces in mountaintops of eastern South America. Journal of Biogeography. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13585
  7. Waller, J. (2019). Data Location Quality at GBIF. Biodiversity Information Science and Standards, 3. https://doi.org/10.3897/biss.3.35829
  8. Butterfield, B. J., Holmgren, C. A., Anderson, R. S., & Betancourt, J. L. (2019). Life history traits predict colonization and extinction lags of desert plant species since the Last Glacial Maximum. Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.2817
  9. Wüest, R. O., Zimmermann, N. E., Zurell, D., Alexander, J. M., Fritz, S. A., Hof, C., … Karger, D. N. (2019). Macroecology in the age of Big Data – Where to go from here? Journal of Biogeography. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13633
  10. Pender, J. E., Hipp, A. L., Hahn, M., Kartesz, J., Nishino, M., & Starr, J. R. (2019). How sensitive are climatic niche inferences to distribution data sampling? A comparison of Biota of North America Program (BONAP) and Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) datasets. Ecological Informatics, 100991. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoinf.2019.100991
  11. Feng, X., Park, D. S., Walker, C., Peterson, A. T., Merow, C., & Papeş, M. (2019). A checklist for maximizing reproducibility of ecological niche models. Nature Ecology & Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-019-0972-5
  12. Espinosa, B. S., D’Apolito, C., Silva-Caminha, S. A. F., Ferreira, M. G., & Absy, M. L. (2020). Neogene paleoecology and biogeography of a Malvoid pollen in northwestern South America. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 273, 104131. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.revpalbo.2019.104131
  13. Jin, J., & Yang, J. (2020). BDcleaner: A workflow for cleaning taxonomic and geographic errors in occurrence data archived in biodiversity databases. Global Ecology and Conservation, 21, e00852. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2019.e00852
  14. Zizka, A., Azevedo, J., Leme, E., Neves, B., Costa, A. F., Caceres, D., & Zizka, G. (2019). Biogeography and conservation status of the pineapple family (Bromeliaceae). Diversity and Distributions, 26(2), 183–195. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.13004
  15. Marshall, B. M., & Strine, C. T. (2019). Exploring snake occurrence records: Spatial biases and marginal gains from accessible social media. PeerJ, 7, e8059. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.8059
  16. Asevedo, L., D’Apolito, C., Misumi, S. Y., Barros, M. A. de, Barth, O. M., & Avilla, L. dos S. (2020). Palynological analysis of dental calculus from Pleistocene proboscideans of southern Brazil: A new approach for paleodiet and paleoenvironmental reconstructions. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 540, 109523. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2019.109523
  17. Léveillé-Bourret, É., Chen, B.-H., Garon-Labrecque, M.-È., Ford, B. A., & Starr, J. R. (2020). RAD sequencing resolves the phylogeny, taxonomy and biogeography of Trichophoreae despite a recent rapid radiation (Cyperaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 145, 106727. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2019.106727
  18. Moudrý, V., & Devillers, R. (2020). Quality and usability challenges of global marine biodiversity databases: An example for marine mammal data. Ecological Informatics, 56, 101051. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoinf.2020.101051
  19. Alfaro-Ramírez, F. U., Ramírez-Albores, J. E., Vargas-Hernández, J. J., Franco-Maass, S., & Pérez-Suárez, M. (2020). Potential reduction of Hartweg´s Pine (Pinus hartwegii Lindl.) geographic distribution. PLOS ONE, 15(2), e0229178. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0229178
  20. Armitage, D. W., & Jones, S. E. (2020). Barriers to coexistence limit the poleward range of a globally-distributed plant. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.02.24.946574
  21. Zizka, A., Carvalho‐Sobrinho, J. G., Pennington, R. T., Queiroz, L. P., Alcantara, S., Baum, D. A., … Antonelli, A. (2020). Transitions between biomes are common and directional in Bombacoideae (Malvaceae). Journal of Biogeography. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13815
  22. Bernardi, A. P., Lauterjung, M. B., Mantovani, A., & dos Reis, M. S. (2020). Phylogeography and species distribution modeling reveal a historic disjunction for the conifer Podocarpus lambertii. Tree Genetics & Genomes, 16(3). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11295-020-01434-2
  23. Gaynor, M. L., Fu, C., Gao, L., Lu, L., Soltis, D. E., & Soltis, P. S. (2020). Biogeography and ecological niche evolution in Diapensiaceae inferred from phylogenetic analysis. Journal of Systematics and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1111/jse.12646
  24. Pacifico, R., Almeda, F., Frota, A., & Fidanza, K. (2020). Areas of endemism on Brazilian mountaintops revealed by taxonomically verified records of Microlicieae (Melastomataceae). Phytotaxa, 450(2), 119–148. https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.450.2.1
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Clean Biological Occurrence Records

Scott Chamberlain
Description

Clean biological occurrence records. Includes functionality for cleaning based on various aspects of spatial coordinates, unlikely values due to political centroids, coordinates based on where collections of specimens are held, and more.

Scientific use cases
  1. Abdala-Roberts, L., Galmán, A., Petry, W. K., Covelo, F., de la Fuente, M., Glauser, G., & Moreira, X. (2018). Interspecific variation in leaf functional and defensive traits in oak species and its underlying climatic drivers. PLOS ONE, 13(8), e0202548. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0202548
  2. Dallas, T. A., & Hastings, A. (2018). Habitat suitability estimated by niche models is largely unrelated to species abundance. Global Ecology and Biogeography. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.12820
  3. Zizka, A., Silvestro, D., Andermann, T., Azevedo, J., Duarte Ritter, C., Edler, D., … Antonelli, A. (2019). CoordinateCleaner: standardized cleaning of occurrence records from biological collection databases. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210x.13152
  4. Jin, J., & Yang, J. (2020). BDcleaner: A workflow for cleaning taxonomic and geographic errors in occurrence data archived in biodiversity databases. Global Ecology and Conservation, 21, e00852. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2019.e00852
  5. Staude, I. R., Waller, D. M., Bernhardt-Römermann, M., Bjorkman, A. D., Brunet, J., De Frenne, P., … Baeten, L. (2020). Replacements of small- by large-ranged species scale up to diversity loss in Europe’s temperate forest biome. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 4(6), 802–808. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-020-1176-8
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treedata.table
CRAN Peer-reviewed

Manipulation of Matched Phylogenies and Data using data.table

Cristian Roman-Palacios
Description

An implementation that combines trait data and a phylogenetic tree (or trees) into a single object of class treedata.table. The resulting object can be easily manipulated to simultaneously change the trait- and tree-level sampling. Currently implemented functions allow users to use a data.table syntax when performing operations on the trait dataset within the treedata.table object.

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Read Spectrometric Data and Metadata

Hugo Gruson
Description

Parse various reflectance/transmittance/absorbance spectra file formats to extract spectral data and metadata, as described in Gruson, White & Maia (2019) doi:10.21105/joss.01857. Among other formats, it can import files from Avantes https://www.avantes.com/, CRAIC http://www.microspectra.com/, and OceanInsight (formerly OceanOptics) https://www.oceaninsight.com/ brands.

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Ecological Metadata as Linked Data

Carl Boettiger
Description

This is a utility for transforming Ecological Metadata Language (EML) files into JSON-LD and back into EML. Doing so creates a list-based representation of EML in R, so that EML data can easily be manipulated using standard R tools. This makes this package an effective backend for other R-based tools working with EML. By abstracting away the complexity of XML Schema, developers can build around native R list objects and not have to worry about satisfying many of the additional constraints of set by the schema (such as element ordering, which is handled automatically). Additionally, the JSON-LD representation enables the use of developer-friendly JSON parsing and serialization that may facilitate the use of EML in contexts outside of R, as well as the informatics-friendly serializations such as RDF and SPARQL queries.

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Base Classes and Functions for Phylogenetic Tree Input and Output

Guangchuang Yu
Description

treeio is an R package to make it easier to import and store phylogenetic tree with associated data; and to link external data from different sources to phylogeny. It also supports exporting phylogenetic tree with heterogeneous associated data to a single tree file and can be served as a platform for merging tree with associated data and converting file formats.

Scientific use cases
  1. Yu, G., Tsan-Yuk Lam, T., Zhu, H., & Guan, Y. (2018). Two methods for mapping and visualizing associated data on phylogeny using ggtree. Molecular Biology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msy194
  2. Paudyal, N., Pan, H., Elbediwi, M., Zhou, X., Peng, X., Li, X., … Yue, M. (2019). Characterization of Salmonella Dublin isolated from bovine and human hosts. BMC Microbiology, 19(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12866-019-1598-0
  3. Callanan, J., Stockdale, S. R., Shkoporov, A., Draper, L. A., Ross, R. P., & Hill, C. (2020). Expansion of known ssRNA phage genomes: From tens to over a thousand. Science Advances, 6(6), eaay5981. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aay5981
  4. Ahrenfeldt, J., Waisi, M., Loft, I. C., Clausen, P. T. L. C., Allesøe, R., Szarvas, J., … Lund, O. (2020). Metaphylogenetic analysis of global sewage reveals that bacterial strains associated with human disease show less degree of geographic clustering. Scientific Reports, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-59292-w
  5. Ryt-Hansen, P., Pedersen, A. G., Larsen, I., Kristensen, C. S., Krog, J. S., Wacheck, S., & Larsen, L. E. (2020). Substantial Antigenic Drift in the Hemagglutinin Protein of Swine Influenza A Viruses. Viruses, 12(2), 248. https://doi.org/10.3390/v12020248
  6. Yu, G. (2020). Using ggtree to Visualize Data on Tree‐Like Structures. Current Protocols in Bioinformatics, 69(1). https://doi.org/10.1002/cpbi.96
  7. Lequime, S., Bastide, P., Dellicour, S., Lemey, P., & Baele, G. (2020). nosoi: a stochastic agent-based transmission chain simulation framework in R. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.03.03.973107
  8. Bastide, P., Ho, L. S. T., Baele, G., Lemey, P., & Suchard, M. A. (2020). Efficient Bayesian Inference of General Gaussian Models on Large Phylogenetic Trees. arXiv preprint arXiv:2003.10336. https://arxiv.org/pdf/2003.10336
  9. Ordynets, A., Liebisch, R., Lysenko, L., Scherf, D., Volobuev, S., Saitta, A., … Langer, E. (2020). Morphologically similar but not closely related: the long-spored species of Subulicystidium (Trechisporales, Basidiomycota). Mycological Progress, 19(7), 691–703. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11557-020-01587-3
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Export Data Frames to Excel xlsx Format

Jeroen Ooms
Description

Zero-dependency data frame to xlsx exporter based on libxlsxwriter. Fast and no Java or Excel required.

Scientific use cases
  1. Garmendia, A., Raigón, M. D., Marques, O., Ferriol, M., Royo, J., & Merle, H. (2018). Effects of nettle slurry (Urtica dioica L.) used as foliar fertilizer on potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) yield and plant growth. PeerJ, 6, e4729. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.4729
  2. Garmendia, A., Merle, H., Ruiz, P., & Ferriol, M. (2018). Distribution and ecological segregation on regional and microgeographic scales of the diploid Centaurea aspera L., the tetraploid C. seridis L., and their triploid hybrids (Compositae). PeerJ, 6, e5209. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.5209
  3. Garmendia, A., Beltrán, R., Zornoza, C., Breijo, F., Reig, J., Bayona, I., & Merle, H. (2019). Insect repellent and chemical agronomic treatments to reduce seed number in ‘Afourer’ mandarin - Effect on yield and fruit diameter. Scientia Horticulturae. 246, 437–447. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2018.11.025
  4. Ktenioudaki, A., O’Donnell, C. P., & do Nascimento Nunes, M. C. (2019). Modelling the biochemical and sensory changes of strawberries during storage under diverse relative humidity conditions. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 154, 148–158. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postharvbio.2019.04.023
  5. Ayodele Benjamin, E., Vincent, E., Claudius, A., Olatomiwa, L., & Dickson, E. (2019). Data-based investigation on the performance of an independent Gas turbine for electricity generation using real power measurements and other closely related parameters. Data in Brief, 104444. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2019.104444
  6. Ehlers, M., Nold, J., Kuhn, M., Klingelhöfer-Jens, M., & Lonsdorf, T. (2020). Natural variations in brain morphology do not account for inter-individual differences in defensive responding during fear acquisition training and extinction. https://psyarxiv.com/q2kyf/download?format=pdf
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Store and Retrieve Data.frames in a Git Repository

Thierry Onkelinx
Description

Make versioning of data.frame easy and efficient using git repositories.

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Parse Darwin Core Files

Scott Chamberlain
Description

Parse and create Darwin Core (http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/) Simple and Archives. Functionality includes reading and parsing all the files in a Darwin Core Archive, including the datasets and metadata; read and parse simple Darwin Core files; and validation of Darwin Core Archives.

Scientific use cases
  1. Granados, J. E., Ros-Candeira, A., Pérez-Luque, A. J., Moreno-Llorca, R., Cano-Manuel, F. J., Fandos, P., … Zamora, R. (2020). Long-term monitoring of the Iberian ibex population in the Sierra Nevada of the southeast Iberian Peninsula. Scientific Data, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-020-0544-1
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qcoder

Lightweight Qualitative Coding

Elin Waring
Description

A free, lightweight, open source option for analyzing text-based qualitative data. Enables analysis of interview transcripts, observation notes, memos, and other sources. Supports the work of social scientists, historians, humanists, and other researchers who use qualitative methods. Addresses the unique challenges faced in analyzing qualitative data analysis. Provides opportunities for researchers who otherwise might not develop software to build software development skills.

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Polyhedra Database

Alejandro Baranek
Description

A polyhedra database scraped from various sources as R6 objects and rgl visualizing capabilities.

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Parse a BibTeX File to a Data Frame

Philipp Ottolinger
Description

Parse a BibTeX file to a data.frame to make it accessible for further analysis and visualization.

Scientific use cases
  1. Scharmüller, A., Schreiner, V. C., & Schäfer, R. B. (2020). Standartox: Standardizing Toxicity Data. Data, 5(2), 46. https://doi.org/10.3390/data5020046
  2. LeBeau, B. C., & Aloe, A. M. (2020). Evolution of Statistical Software and Quantitative Methods. https://doi.org/10.17077/pp.005273
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JSON for Linking Data

Jeroen Ooms
Description

JSON-LD is a light-weight syntax for expressing linked data. It is primarily intended for web-based programming environments, interoperable web services and for storing linked data in JSON-based databases. This package provides bindings to the JavaScript library for converting, expanding and compacting JSON-LD documents.

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Extensible Style-Sheet Language Transformations

Jeroen Ooms
Description

An extension for the xml2 package to transform XML documents by applying an xslt style-sheet.

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Client for jq, a JSON Processor

Scott Chamberlain
Description

Client for jq, a JSON processor (https://stedolan.github.io/jq/), written in C. jq allows the following with JSON data: index into, parse, do calculations, cut up and filter, change key names and values, perform conditionals and comparisons, and more.

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Positron Emission Tomography Time-Activity Curve Analysis

Eric Brown
Description

To facilitate the analysis of positron emission tomography (PET) time activity curve (TAC) data, and to encourage open science and replicability, this package supports data loading and analysis of multiple TAC file formats. Functions are available to analyze loaded TAC data for individual participants or in batches. Major functionality includes weighted TAC merging by region of interest (ROI), calculating models including standardized uptake value ratio (SUVR) and distribution volume ratio (DVR, Logan et al. 1996 doi:10.1097/00004647-199609000-00008), basic plotting functions and calculation of cut-off values (Aizenstein et al. 2008 doi:10.1001/archneur.65.11.1509). Please see the walkthrough vignette for a detailed overview of tacmagic functions.

Scientific use cases
  1. Brown, E. E., Rashidi‐Ranjbar, N., Caravaggio, F., Gerretsen, P., Pollock, B. G., … Mulsant, B. H. (2019). Brain Amyloid PET Tracer Delivery is Related to White Matter Integrity in Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Journal of Neuroimaging. https://doi.org/10.1111/jon.12646
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Tools to Manipulate and Query Semantic Data

Carl Boettiger
Description

The Resource Description Framework, or RDF is a widely used data representation model that forms the cornerstone of the Semantic Web. RDF represents data as a graph rather than the familiar data table or rectangle of relational databases. The rdflib package provides a friendly and concise user interface for performing common tasks on RDF data, such as reading, writing and converting between the various serializations of RDF data, including rdfxml, turtle, nquads, ntriples, and json-ld; creating new RDF graphs, and performing graph queries using SPARQL. This package wraps the low level redland R package which provides direct bindings to the redland C library. Additionally, the package supports the newer and more developer friendly JSON-LD format through the jsonld package. The package interface takes inspiration from the Python rdflib library.

Scientific use cases
  1. Panayiotou, C. (2020). An Ontological Analysis and Natural Language Processing of Figures of Speech. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence & Applications, 11(1), 17–30. https://doi.org/10.5121/ijaia.2020.11102
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Create and Query a Local Copy of GenBank in R

Dom Bennett
Description

Download large sections of GenBank https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genbank/ and generate a local SQL-based database. A user can then query this database using restez functions or through rentrez https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=rentrez wrappers.

Scientific use cases
  1. Bennett, D., Hettling, H., Silvestro, D., Vos, R., & Antonelli, A. (2018). restez: Create and Query a Local Copy of GenBank in R. Journal of Open Source Software, 3(31), 1102. https://doi.org/10.21105/joss.01102
  2. Ruiz-Sanchez, E., Maya-Lastra, C. A., Steinmann, V. W., Zamudio, S., Carranza, E., Murillo, R. M., & Rzedowski, J. (2019). Datataxa: a new script to extract metadata sequence information from GenBank, the Flora of Bajío as a case study. Botanical Sciences, 97(4), 754–760. https://doi.org/10.17129/botsci.2226
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Conduct Co-Localization Analysis of Fluorescence Microscopy Images

Mahmoud Ahmed
Description

Automate the co-localization analysis of fluorescence microscopy images. Selecting regions of interest, extract pixel intensities from the image channels and calculate different co-localization statistics. The methods implemented in this package are based on Dunn et al. (2011) doi:10.1152/ajpcell.00462.2010.

Scientific use cases
  1. Ahmed, M., Lai, T. H., & Kim, D. R. (2019). colocr: An R package for conducting co-localization analysis on fluorescence microscopy images. https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.27613v1
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Interface to Phylocom

Scott Chamberlain
Description

Interface to Phylocom (http://phylodiversity.net/phylocom/), a library for analysis of phylogenetic community structure and character evolution. Includes low level methods for interacting with the three executables, as well as higher level interfaces for methods like aot, ecovolve, bladj, phylomatic, and more.

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Dendrograms for Evolutionary Analysis

Shaun Wilkinson
Description

Contains functions for developing phylogenetic trees as deeply-nested lists (“dendrogram” objects). Enables bi-directional conversion between dendrogram and “phylo” objects (see Paradis et al (2004) doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btg412), and features several tools for command-line tree manipulation and import/export via Newick parenthetic text.

Scientific use cases
  1. Sawa, T., Momiyama, K., Mihara, T., Kainuma, A., Kinoshita, M., & Moriyama, K. (2020). Molecular epidemiology of clinically high‐risk Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains: Practical overview. Microbiology and Immunology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1348-0421.12776
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The Critical Care Clinical Data Processing Tools

Sinan Shi
Description

An electronic health care record (EHR) data cleaning and processing platform. It focus on heterogeneous high resolution longitudinal data. It works with Critical Care Health Informatics Collaborative (CCHIC) dataset. It is created to address various data reliability and accessibility problems of EHRs as such.

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Supports the Analysis of RTI MicroPEM Output Files

Maëlle Salmon
Description

Supports the input and reproducible analysis of RTI MicroPEM output files.

Scientific use cases
  1. Salmon, M., Milà, C., Bhogadi, S., Addanki, S., Madhira, P., Muddepaka, N., … Tonne, C. (2018). Wearable camera-derived microenvironments in relation to personal exposure to PM 2.5. Environment International, 117, 300–307. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2018.05.021
  2. Milà, C., Curto, A., Dimitrova, A., Sreekanth, V., Kinra, S., Marshall, J. D., & Tonne, C. (2020). Identifying predictors of personal exposure to air temperature in peri-urban India. Science of The Total Environment, 707, 136114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.136114
  3. Upadhya, A., Agrawal, P., Vakacherla, S., & Kushwaha, M. (2020). mmaqshiny v1.0: R-Shiny package to explore Air-Quality Mobile-Monitoring data. Journal of Open Source Software, 5(50), 2250. https://doi.org/10.21105/joss.02250
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Generate Starting Trees For Combined Molecular, Morphological and Stratigraphic Data

April Wright
Description

Combine a list of taxa with a phylogeny to generate a starting tree for use in total evidence dating analyses.

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simpletextr

Simple Text Wrappers

Matt Johnson
Description

Simple functions for common repeatable tasks in NLP and text mining.

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workloopR
Peer-reviewed

Analysis of Work Loops and Other Data from Muscle Physiology Experiments

Vikram B. Baliga
Description

Functions for the import, transformation, and analysis of data from muscle physiology experiments. The work loop technique is used to evaluate the mechanical work and power output of muscle. Josephson (1985) https://jeb.biologists.org/content/114/1/493 modernized the technique for application in comparative biomechanics. Although our initial motivation was to provide functions to analyze work loop experiment data, as we developed the package we incorporated the ability to analyze data from experiments that are often complementary to work loops. There are currently three supported experiment types: work loops, simple twitches, and tetanus trials. Data can be imported directly from .ddf files or via an object constructor function. Through either method, data can then be cleaned or transformed via methods typically used in studies of muscle physiology. Data can then be analyzed to determine the timing and magnitude of force development and relaxation (for isometric trials) or the magnitude of work, net power, and instantaneous power among other things (for work loops). Although we do not provide plotting functions, all resultant objects are designed to be friendly to visualization via either base-R plotting or tidyverse functions. This package has been peer-reviewed by rOpenSci (v. 1.1.0).

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gendercodeR

Recodes Sex/Gender Descriptions Into A Standard Set

Emily Kothe
Description

gendercodeR allows for simple recoding of freetext gender responses.

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roomba

Tidy up nested list hairballs

Jim Hester
Description

This is a package to transform large, multi-nested lists into a more user-friendly format. The initial focus is on making processing of return values from jsonlite::fromJSON() queries more seamless, but ideally this package should be useful for deeply-nested lists from an array of sources.

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convertr
CRAN

Convert Between Units

Gordon Shotwell
Description

Provides conversion functionality between a broad range of scientific, historical, and industrial unit types.

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