- An R package, datelife for doing the calculations. If you're an R user, this is probably the way to go. It can be installed by first installing the devtools package from CRAN and then doing devtools::install_github("phylotastic/datelife").
- The current website: go to here to make a query.
- Using the API to call this service from another tool.
DateLife is the beneficiary of much work:
- The late National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent), which sponsored hackathons that led to initial work on this project.
- The Open Tree of Life project that provides the open, metadata rich repository of trees used for DateLife.
- The many scientists who publish their chronograms in an open, reusable form, and the scientists who curate them for deposition in OpenTree.
- The rotl, ape, and geiger packages used to gather, process, and present information.
- The US National Science Foundation (NSF) for funding nearly all the above, in addition to the ABI grant that funded this project itself.
- RStudio's Shiny Server and shiny package open infrastructure.
Note source code is available at https://github.com/phylotastic/datelife (the R package with this functionality), https://github.com/phylotastic/datelifeweb (the package that generates the web page), and https://github.com/phylotastic/datelifedocker (the docker file to create the image).
DateLife is part of the Phylotastic project, funded by NSF. It uses resources from the Open Tree of Life project, rOpenSci, and TreeBase. To help, please add trees to OpenTree's database! [they can be yours or others']