getMovebankNonLocationData: Download non-location data from Movebank

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Note Author(s) See Also Examples

Description

This function downloads the non location data for one or several sensors of a study stored in Movebank

Usage

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## S4 method for signature 'numeric,numeric,character,MovebankLogin'
getMovebankNonLocationData(study, sensorID, animalName, login, ...)

## S4 method for signature 'numeric,numeric,numeric,MovebankLogin'
getMovebankNonLocationData(study, sensorID, animalName, login, ...)

Arguments

study

character or numeric. Character: full name of the study, as stored on Movebank. Numeric: Movebank ID of the study which can be obtained on the Study Details page on Movebank or with getMovebankID.

login

a MovebankLogin object, if empty you'll be asked to enter your username and password

sensorID

character or numeric. Name or ID number of sensor(s) recording non location data. A single sensor or a vector of sensors can be specified. If the argument is left empty data of all non location sensors will be downloaded. Optional. See 'Details'.

animalName

character. Name of the individuals as stored on Movebank. A single individual or a vector of several individuals from the same study can be specified. If the argument is left empty data of all individuals will be downloaded. Optional.

...

Additional arguments passed on to the movebank API through getMovebank function:

timestamp_start, timestamp_end

character or POSIXct. Starting and/or ending timestamp to download the data for a specific time period. Timestamps have to be provided in format 'yyyyMMddHHmmssSSS'. If POSIXct then it is converted to character using UTC as a time zone, note that this can change the time. Optional.

Details

getMovebankNonLocationData belongs to the Movebank browsing functions and returns a data.frame with data from one or multiple non-location sensors from studies with one animal or multiple animals.
Remember that you need an account on Movebank, see movebankLogin.
Note that getMovebankData has also the option to download non location alongside with the location data.

Attribute names:
The definitions of the content of the columns of the returned data.frame is detailed in the Attribute Dictionary on Movebank

sensorID:
See getMovebankSensors to obtain all available sensors of the study of interest. The valid names for this argument are those of the the columns "name" or "id" of the table returned by getMovebankSensors(login). The valid numeric Ids are also in the column "sensor_type_id" in the table returned for a specific study with getMovebankSensors(study,login). This function only accepts non-location sensors which are marked as "false"" in the "is_location_sensor" column of the table returned by getMovebankSensors(login).

Value

'data.frame'

Note

See the 'browseMovebank' vignette for more information about security and how to use Movebank from within R.

Author(s)

Anne Scharf

See Also

movebankLogin, getMovebankData

Examples

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## Not run: 
## first create the login object 
login <- movebankLogin()

## get acceleration data for one individual
str(getMovebankNonLocationData(study=74496970 , sensorID="Acceleration",
                               animalName="DER AR439", login=login))

## get acceleration data for one individual after the "2013-07-12 06:50:07.000"
str(getMovebankNonLocationData(study=74496970 , sensorID="Acceleration", animalName="DER AR439", 
                               login=login, timestamp_start="20130712065007000"))

# get acceleration data for all individuals of the study between 
# the "2013-08-15 15:00:00.000" and "2013-08-15 15:01:00.000"
str(getMovebankNonLocationData(study=74496970 , sensorID=2365683, 
                               login=login, timestamp_start="20130815150000000", 
                               timestamp_end="20130815150100000"))

## End(Not run)

move documentation built on Sept. 11, 2018, 5:06 p.m.