## devRate package

### Purpose of the package

The devRate package allows quantifying the relationships between developmental rate and temperature in ectotherm organisms.

### How to use the package

You can use the package: - to get developmental rate curves as a function of temperature for a specific organism (hundred of examples from the literature are included in the package); - to know wich equations exists and which are most used in the literature; and - to relate developmental rate with temperature from your empirical data, using the equations from the package.

### Installation instructions

install.packages("devRate")

### Overview

The devRate package provides three categories of functions: - to find developmental rate information about a specific organism (Order, Family, Genus, species): which equations were used and which are the asociated parameters (e.g., helpful to estimate startig values for your empirical data sets); - to relate developmental rate and temperature; and - to plot your empirical data sets and the associated fitted model, and/or to plot develpomental curves from the literature.