keep_pre81_monthsparameter. This lets the user determine if all of the monthly and annual data are kept, since the download includes all 12 months + the annual data for years before 1981. If this is
TRUEthen all monthly data are kept, instead of only those that were specified in the current call to
pre81_monthsparameter, which allows the functions to know which months were requested for downloading. (#81)
prism_check()is deprecated and will be removed in the next release.
check_path()is deprecated and will be removed in the next release.
prism_set_dl_dir()as an easy way to set path and make sure it is valid.
get_prism_normals()will now error if neither monthly nor annual data are specified to be downloaded. (#77)
get_prism_normals()will now download monthly and annual data simultaneously if asked to do so. (#77)
get_prism_*()functions are documented in same man page. (#79)
get_prism_monthlys()can now download 1981 data. (@sdtaylor #59, #63)
get_prism_annual()can now download pre 1981 data by itself. (@rabutler #64)
get_prism_dailys()now correctly sets the progress bar.
get_prism_dailys()works with only the
datesparameter specified. (@rabutler #66)
Changed aquisition method to use prism webservice. Prior to this change the FTP aquisition method often caused the server to time out when download request volume became too high.
Changed method of metadata extraction. Originally we parsed XML metadata to get inforamtion about raster files. However the XML for historical data is particularly sparse. The new method relies on parsing file names instead. While more universal, it may be less stable