Tutorials

Need a detailed walk through of what our packages allow you to do? Click on a package below, quickly install it and follow along. We're in the process of updating existing package tutorials and adding several more in the coming weeks. If you find any bugs or have comments, drop a note in the comments section or send us an email. If a tutorial is available in multiple languages we indicate that with badges, e.g., (English) (Português).


  • alm    Article-level metrics
  • antweb    AntWeb data
  • aRxiv    Access to arXiv text
  • assertr    Assertive programming for R analysis pipelines
  • binomen    Taxonomic class specification and parsing methods
  • bold    Barcode data
  • brranching    Phylogenies from many sources
  • ckanr    General purpose R client for CKAN
  • ecoengine    Biodiversity data
  • ecoretriever    Retrieve ecological datasets
  • elastic    Elasticsearch R client
  • etseed    etcd R client
  • europepmc    Europe PubMed Central Web Service Client
  • fulltext    Text mining client
  • gender    Predict Gender from Names Using Historical Data
  • geojsonio    GeoJSON/TopoJSON I/O
  • geojsonlint    Tools for Validating GeoJSON
  • getlandsat    Landsat 8 Data from Amazon Public Data Sets
  • gistr    Work w/ GitHub Gists
  • gutenberger    Public Domain Works from Project Gutenberg
  • historydata    Datasets for Historians
  • hunspell    Morphological Analysis and Spell Checker
  • internetarchive    Internet Archive client
  • jqr    Client for jq, a JSON processor
  • lawn    Geospatial Analysis
  • magick    Advanced Image-Processing in R
  • mapr    Visualize Species Occurrence Data
  • monkeylearn    Text analysis with Monkeylearn
  • mregions    Marine Regions Data from Marineregions.org
  • musemeta    Scrape museum metadata
  • neotoma    Interface to the Neotoma Paleoecological Database
  • oai    OAI-PMH Services Client
  • opencage    Interface to OpenCage API for geocoding
  • originr    Fetch Species Origin Data from the Web
  • osmplotr    Customisable Images of OpenStreetMap Data
  • pangaear    Client for the Pangaea Database
  • pdftools    Extract Text and Data from PDF Documents
  • rAltmetric    Altmetric.com client
  • rbhl    Biodiversity Heritage Library Client
  • rbison    Biodiversity data from USGS
  • rcrossref    Crossref client
  • rdatacite    Client for DataCite OAI-PMH & Search APIs
  • rdpla    Client for Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) API
  • rebird    eBird client
  • rentrez    Entrez client
  • rerddap    ERDDAP client
  • rfishbase    Fishbase.org client
  • rfisheries    OpenFisheries.org client
  • rgbif    GBIF biodiversity data
  • riem    Weather Data from the Iowa Environment Mesonet
  • rinat    Inaturalist data
  • ritis    Integrated Taxonomic Information System Client
  • rnaturalearth    Natural Earth map data
  • rnbn    Access to UK National Biodiversity Network
  • RNeXML    Create/consume NeXML
  • rnoaa    Client for many NOAA datasets
  • ropenaq    Open Air Quality Data from OpenAQ
  • rorcid    Interface to the Orcid.org API
  • rotl    Interface to Open Tree of Life API
  • rredlist    IUCN Red List Client
  • rplos    PLOS text mining
  • RSelenium    R client for Selenium Remote WebDriver
  • rsnps    SNP data access
  • rvertnet    VertNet.org biodiversity data
  • rWBclimate    World Bank Climate data
  • scrubr    Clean Biological Occurrence Records
  • sofa    CouchDB database client
  • solr    SOLR database client
  • solrium    SOLR database client - reboot of solr
  • spocc    Biodiversity data one stop shop
  • tabulizer    Bindings for Tabula PDF Table Extractor
  • taxize    Taxonomic toolbelt
  • textreuse    Detect Text Reuse and Document Similarity
  • tokenizers    Consistent tokenizers for natural language text
  • traits    Trait data
  • treebase       Treebase data
  • wellknown    Well-known text <-> GeoJSON
  • More tutorials on the way.