The ecoengine API is now available for use in R through the rOpenSci ecoengine package. rOpenSci allows access to data repositories through the R statistical programming environment that is already a familiar part of the workflow of many scientists. The project’s Karthik Ram has developed the package that allows users to work with the Ecoengine API directly through the R terminal, tapping into an extensive array of tools that can be used to better understand the information being served.
Using the package in R, you can now easily:
Checkout Karthik’s Introduction to the ecoengine package for a great tutorial on how to install and use this awesome tool.
The Ecoengine API currently hosts the following data:
Future development of the engine will include tools for data discovery, web applications for analysis, and a showcase of user generated apps.
Visit globalchange.berkeley.edu to learn more about how YOUR data can be incorporated into the engine.