Loads Portal data files from either a user-defined path or the online Github repository. If the user-defined path is un- available, the default option is to download to that location.

load_rodent_data loads the rodent data files

load_plant_data loads the plant data files

load_ant_data loads the ant data files

load_trapping_data loads just the rodent trapping files

load_rodent_data(path = get_default_data_path(),
  download_if_missing = TRUE, clean = TRUE, quiet = FALSE)

load_plant_data(path = get_default_data_path(),
  download_if_missing = TRUE, quiet = FALSE)

load_ant_data(path = get_default_data_path(),
  download_if_missing = TRUE, quiet = FALSE)

load_trapping_data(path = get_default_data_path(),
  download_if_missing = TRUE, clean = TRUE, quiet = FALSE)

Arguments

path

either the file path that contains the PortalData folder or "repo", which then pulls data from the PortalData GitHub repository

download_if_missing

if the specified file path doesn't have the PortalData folder, then download it

clean

logical, load only QA/QC rodent data (TRUE) or all data (FALSE)

quiet

logical, whether to run without version messages

Value

load_rodent_data returns a list of 5 dataframes:

rodent_data
raw data on rodent captures
species_table
species code, names, types
trapping_table
when each plot was trapped
newmoons_table
pairs census periods with newmoons
plots_table
rodent treatment assignments for each plot

load_plant_data returns a list of 7 dataframes:

quadrat_data
raw plant quadrat data
species_table
species code, names, types
census_table
indicates whether each quadrat was counted in eachcensus; area of each quadrat
date_table
start and end date of each plant census
plots_table
rodent treatment assignments for each plot
transect_data
raw plant transect data with length and height (2015-present)
oldtransect_data
raw plant transect data as point counts (1989-2009)

load_ant_data returns a list of 4 dataframes:

bait_data
raw ant bait data
colony_data
raw ant colony data
species_table
species code, names, types
plots_table
treatment assignments for each plot

load_trapping_data returns a list of 2 dataframes:

trapping_table
when each plot was trapped
newmoons_table
pairs census periods with newmoons

Examples

portal_data <- load_rodent_data("repo")
#> Loading in data version 1.115.0
portal_plant_data <- load_plant_data("repo")
#> Loading in data version 1.115.0
portal_ant_data <- load_ant_data("repo")
trapping_data <- load_trapping_data("repo")
#> Loading in data version 1.115.0