Jennifer Smith

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    Mohamed Attia joined the community "EOL Learning and Education Community".

    over 1 year ago

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    Marie Studer commented on "Saguaro National Park BioBlitz Community":

    @Karl Horak: Hi Karl! Welcome to the Saguaro NP Community and to EOL! We created this community a couple of years ago when there was a big BioBlitz at the park. The community probably isn't too active at the moment, but all the associated Collections should be relatively up-to-date.

    over 1 year ago

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    Karl Horak joined the community "Saguaro National Park BioBlitz Community".

    over 1 year ago

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    Tony Harris joined the community "EOL Photographers".

    almost 2 years ago

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    Tony Harris joined the community "EOL Discussion Group".

    almost 2 years ago

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    José Afonso joined the community "EOL Photographers".

    almost 2 years ago

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    Diah Saraswati joined the community "EOL Photographers".

    almost 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Corvi Zeman: Just saw the conversation about Dipus halli and Dipus sagitta. Best thing might be to add a brief article for D. sagitta with the subject "Taxonomy" that indicates that Sowerby, Wilson & Reeder, and other sources (cite them) list D. halli as a synonym. That might help the searching. Meanwhile, I'll send a notice to ITIS because we get Wilson & Reeder from them and they should have the synonym but don't appear to.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Robert Dougherty joined the community "EOL Photographers".

    almost 2 years ago

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    eangeles92 commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    Thanks for everyone's support, Im currently creating a interactive javascript tree of life using the eol api. I will post the link here once Im done with it. Thank you

    almost 2 years ago

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    Patrick Leary commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    @eangeles92: Thanks to Yan there is a response to this question with code samples in our new forum http://eol.org/forums/3/topics/38 . It describes how to fetch data from the API as JSON and turning that into a PHP object that can be worked with

    almost 2 years ago

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    eangeles92 commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    How can I connect to the eol api? Im really confused on how to start, can I use php?

    almost 2 years ago

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    Gaurav Vaidya commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    @Cyndy Parr: That's exactly what I was looking for, thanks! I've moved my comment there.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    @Gaurav Vaidya: Hi Gaurav, this is a great suggestion for an API improvement (or maybe it is already possible, I'm not sure). We are starting to have extensive discussion about the API on the http://eol.org/forums so I recommend that we move the discussion there...to the API improvements thread probably.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Gaurav Vaidya commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    I can't figure out how to search the comments on here, so apologies if this has been asked before! I've just discovered that the EOL's '/pages' API call will return a list of synonyms for a given name; I just helped somebody use this to figure out the comprehensive list of names they'd want to search a database so that they don't miss out on data recorded against junior synonyms. Are there any plans to return a hierarchy name or id for the synonym so we can find out which hierarchy that synonymy information is coming from?

    almost 2 years ago

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    Gaurav Vaidya joined the community "EOL API Discussion Group".

    almost 2 years ago

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    Chief RedEarth joined the community "EOL Photographers".

    almost 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    Hey folks -- new feature! You can type a person's name into the search box and get results where that person gets attribution for a multimedia or text object. Finally you can find all of your own stuff!

    almost 2 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 2 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 2 years ago