This new version of the paleobioDB package uses a new API version. It is possible that code written for previous versions might not be compatible. If you need to run older code, you might have to rewrite it or to install an older version of the package.
Use methods from package
rasterin functions that plot and return raster objects.
Function and argument names consistently use snake case now, so some argument names have been changed (e.g. the
do.plotparameter available in many plotting functions has been renamed to
Query functions warn the user when no records are returned.
Query functions report warnings generated by the API instead of silently ignoring them.
Fix bug in map plotting caused by latitude and longitude values being returned as strings by the API (#50).
CRAN release: 2020-07-25
Fix issue 45 about wrong API endpoint.
Fix errors in several functions in
CRAN release: 2019-02-26
Adds tests execution to travis. Tests are not part of the CRAN check for this package since they rely on calling to the PaleobioDB API.
Improves error reporting in pbdb_temp_range. issue 28
CRAN release: 2016-09-02
- From now our functions for exploring the data of the paleobioDB use “matched_name” and “matched_number” instead of raw names and raw taxon numbers of the former versions of the package. This means that the default output of richness and first and last occurrences of species/genus/etc. changed. Before we used the original taxonomic identification of the fossil records, now we use the revised taxonomic identification of the fossil records.