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The taxlist package: managing plant taxonomic lists in R.

Research paper by Miguel M Alvarez, Federico F Luebert

Indexed on: 12 May '18Published on: 12 May '18Published in: Biodiversity data journal



Abstract

Taxonomic lists are crucial elements of vegetation-plot databases and provide the links between original entries, reference taxon views and different taxon concepts. We introduce the R package in the context of object-oriented modelling for taxonomic lists. This package provides a data structure based on species lists in Turboveg, which is a software broadly used for the storage of vegetation-plot databases and implements functions for importing and handling them prior to statistical analysis. We also present a schema for relational databases, compatible with objects and recommend its use for handling diversity records.