Patrick Leary

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    Patrick Leary commented on "Barb Banbury":

    @Barb Banbury: Hi Barb - your latest comment made it only to your newsfeed but I luckily found it. You differentiate EOL taxon ID from the page number, but we use those terms interchangeably (though there is a different HierarchyEntryID which we use to indicate taxon definitions from provider - e.g. Animalia according to ITIS). You certainly can use this information when searching, but the question I was putting out there is - is this the best way to get around to doing what you want? You say here you wanted a tarball of EOL text, which was indeed not available a few months ago, but I have a prototype now which you can try out. I will email it to you shortly.

    almost 3 years ago

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    Patrick Leary commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    @Barb Banbury: Hi Barb. The highest published page ID (today) is http://eol.org/pages/36680799/overview . I'm curious though how you intend to use this. As Nathan point out IDs are not meant to be used directly, and there are a tremendous number of redirect pages (most of which are never actually published before they are turned into redirects). Nathan suggested an API to return random pages which seems like a reasonable API method. But I'm not sure how reasonable an API to return the highest ID would be since it seems completely arbitrary. Perhaps you have some end goal which might be better approached with a different set of API methods that aren't so dependent on arbitrary page IDs?

    almost 3 years ago

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    Nathan Wilson commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    To be clear, there are expected to be a lot of redirects and there are some missing pages (mostly in the lower numbers). Currently the highest number I could find is 36680949. This means that only 1 in 27 ID numbers are not redirects or missing pages. My understanding is that this is because the data harvesting process creates a page whenever it sees a name that is in anyway different from anything it has seen in the past. There is then a process that figures out whether new names are most likely the same as some existing page. If it is then, it is turned into a redirect. However, the original number is maintained since there may have been an error in that process. In general it is not a great idea to deal directly with the ID numbers. However, there are circumstances where you pretty much have to. It would be helpful to know why you need the largest page number. For example, I needed it at one point since I wanted to create a list of truly random pages so I could test somethings about EOL. It would have served my purpose better if there was an API call to ask for a random set of pages.

    almost 3 years ago

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    Barb Banbury commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    @Cyndy Parr: Thanks Cyndi, I will add it to the API suggestion page. I could use the largest page that doesn't redirect, but I could also just use the largest EOL taxon ID (which might save me searching by being able to ignore the page numbers and all the redirections). Either way, I just want to make sure that I have full taxonomic coverage for all the EOL pages.

    almost 3 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    @Barb Banbury: I guess the question is what is the largest page number that doesn't redirect to a valid taxon concept page? Might be a good suggestion to add to the API Improvement thread here: http://eol.org/forums/2 .

    almost 3 years ago

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    Barb Banbury commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    Is there any way to determine the largest eol ID number? For example, if I go to http://eol.org/pages/6000000/overview it takes me back to eol id 1086495. There seem to be a lot of duplicates and missing pages.

    almost 3 years ago

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    Alan Couch commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jennifer Hammock: Yep -I'd do that.

    almost 3 years ago

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    Katja Schulz added an unknown item to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    almost 3 years ago

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    Katja Schulz added "Heimia" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    almost 3 years ago

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    Katja Schulz added "Heimia" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    almost 3 years ago

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    Katja Schulz added "Conchidium" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    almost 3 years ago

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    Katja Schulz added "Conchidium" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    almost 3 years ago

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    Katja Schulz added "Hirsutella Cooper & Muir-Wood 1951" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    almost 3 years ago

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    Katja Schulz added "Hirsutella" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    almost 3 years ago

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    almost 3 years ago

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    Patrick Leary commented on "Chloropsis Jardine & Selby 1827":

    @John Wieczorek: Thanks John. That should be fixed now. This page should contain only bird data and the plant has its own page at http://eol.org/pages/36671230/overview

    almost 3 years ago

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    Katja Schulz added "Leptospira" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    almost 3 years ago

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    Katja Schulz added "Leptospira" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    almost 3 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on an older version of Image of an unknown taxon:

    new ID is Balistes polylepis, per Ross Robertson

    almost 3 years ago • edited: almost 3 years ago

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    Katja Schulz added "Leptops" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    almost 3 years ago