rotl: Interface to the 'Open Tree of Life' API

An interface to the 'Open Tree of Life' API to retrieve phylogenetic trees, information about studies used to assemble the synthetic tree, and utilities to match taxonomic names to 'Open Tree identifiers'. The 'Open Tree of Life' aims at assembling a comprehensive phylogenetic tree for all named species.

Version: 3.0.3
Depends: R (≥ 3.1.1)
Imports: httr, jsonlite, assertthat (≥ 0.1), rncl (≥ 0.6.0), ape, rentrez
Suggests: knitr (≥ 1.12), rmarkdown (≥ 0.7), testthat, RNeXML, phylobase, MCMCglmm, fulltext (≥ 0.1.6), readxl
Published: 2017-03-04
Author: Francois Michonneau [aut, cre], Joseph Brown [aut], David Winter [aut]
Maintainer: Francois Michonneau <francois.michonneau at>
License: BSD_2_clause + file LICENSE
NeedsCompilation: no
Citation: rotl citation info
Materials: README NEWS
In views: Phylogenetics
CRAN checks: rotl results


Reference manual: rotl.pdf
Vignettes: Connecting data to Open Tree trees
How to use rotl?
Using the Open Tree synthesis in a comparative analysis
Package source: rotl_3.0.3.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X El Capitan binaries: r-release: rotl_3.0.3.tgz
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-oldrel: rotl_3.0.3.tgz
Old sources: rotl archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse imports: taxize


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