bold-package {bold}R Documentation

bold

Description

bold: A programmatic interface to the Barcode of Life data

About

This package gives you access to data from BOLD System http://www.boldsystems.org/ via their API (http://v4.boldsystems.org/index.php/api_home)

Functions

Interestingly, they provide xml and tsv format data for the specimen data, while they provide fasta data format for the sequence data. So for the specimen data you can get back raw XML, or a data frame parsed from the tsv data, while for sequence data you get back a list (b/c sequences are quite long and would make a data frame unwieldy).


[Package bold version 1.2.0 Index]