Translate identifiers into scientific names

get_names(
  id,
  db = getOption("taxadb_default_provider", "itis"),
  version = latest_version(),
  format = c("guess", "prefix", "bare", "uri"),
  taxadb_db = td_connect()
)

Arguments

id

a list of taxonomic identifiers.

db

abbreviation code for the provider. See details.

version

Which version of the taxadb provider database should we use? defaults to latest. see [avialable_releases()] for details.

format

Format for the returned identifier, one of

  • prefix (e.g. NCBI:9606, the default), or

  • bare (e.g. 9606, used in taxize::get_ids()),

  • uri (e.g. http://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/taxonomy/9606).

taxadb_db

Connection to from [td_connect()].

Value

a vector of names, of the same length as the input ids. Any unmatched IDs will return as NAs.

Details

Like all taxadb functions, this function will run fastest if a local copy of the provider is installed in advance using [td_create()].

See also

Other get: get_ids()

Examples

# \donttest{ get_names(180092)
#> [1] "Homo sapiens"
get_names(c("ITIS:180092", "ITIS:179913"))
#> [1] "Mammalia" "Homo sapiens"
get_names(c("ITIS:180092", "ITIS:179913"), format = "prefix")
#> [1] "Mammalia" "Homo sapiens"
# }