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dfalster / load_baad.R
Last active Aug 29, 2015
Example code for downloading baad csv files and loading them in R
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# first define a function that downloads and loads baad from
# Ecological archives
load_baad <- function(filename = "downloads/") {
path <- dirname(filename)
# download
dir.create(path, showWarnings = FALSE, recursive = TRUE)
dfalster / Glopnet.R
Last active May 13, 2019
Simple example of reproducible research, using global leaf traits database
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# get data, from publication Wright et al 2004. DOI: [10.1038/nature02403](
download.file("", "wright-2004.xls")
dat.Wright <- read.xlsx2("wright-2004.xls", sheetIndex=1, startRow=11, stringsAsFactors=FALSE, check.names=TRUE)
## Clean data
dat.Wright <- dat.Wright[names(dat.Wright) != " "] # Drop blank columns
for(v in c("log.LMA","log.LL"))
dfalster / spp_code.R
Created Jan 3, 2014
Function to convert vector of binomial species names into a vector of 6 letter abbreviations, taking first 3 letters from first and second names. Example: spp_code(c("Quassia baileyana","Rhodomyrtus trineura","Rockinghamia angustifolia"))
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spp_code <- function(species_names){
sapply(strsplit(species_names, " "), function(x) tolower(paste0(substr(x[1], 1,3), substr(x[2], 1,3))))
dfalster / csv_metadata.R
Created Jan 3, 2014
Function to help write metadata for csv files. Assuming your headers are on line 1 of a file, this function takes the headers and transposes them, printing to a new file with suffix "metadata_" and with columns variable, units, description, notes
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csv_metadata <- function(filename){
data <- read.csv(filename, stringsAsFactors=FALSE, fill=TRUE, header=TRUE, check.names = FALSE)
write.csv(data.frame(variable=names(data), units="",description="", notes=""), quote=TRUE, row.names=FALSE,
file = file.path(dirname(filename), paste0("metadata_",basename(filename))))
dfalster / Zotero_extract_journal_names.R
Created Jul 20, 2013
An R script to extract a list of journal names for the articles in my zotero library.
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# connect to zotero database
pathToZotero <- "~/Zotero" # change this for your setup
m <- dbDriver("SQLite")
con <- dbConnect(m, file.path(pathToZotero, "zotero.sqlite"))
# extract list of journals
dfalster / addNewData.R
Last active Jan 27, 2020
The function addNewData.R modifies a data frame with a lookup table. This is useful where you want to supplement data loaded from file with other data, e.g. to add details, change treatment names, or similar. The function readNewData is also included. This function runs some checks on the new table to ensure it has correct variable names and val…
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##' Modifies 'data' by adding new values supplied in newDataFileName
##' newDataFileName is expected to have columns
##' c(lookupVariable,lookupValue,newVariable,newValue,source)
##' Within the column 'newVariable', replace values that
##' match 'lookupValue' within column 'lookupVariable' with the value
##' newValue'. If 'lookupVariable' is NA, then replace *all* elements
##' of 'newVariable' with the value 'newValue'.
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