The free software programming language and environment R is integral to much of the work done at PEARL. To help introduce new PEARLites to this piece of software, I have started a general guide for the typical use of R in paleolimnological analyses, and I maintain the jezioro package.
The jezioro (polish for 'lake') R package is a collection of functions and datasets intended to simplify some of the work performed at PEARL. The package is primarily the work of myself, Josh Thienpont and Andrew Labaj, and the current version (0.20) contains ten functions and two calibration sets.
The package includes the following functions (along with example data to illustrate their use):
The package also contains some commonly used calibration sets to facilitate the construction of transfer functions for application to individual sediment cores:
In addition, the chirInfo data set provides a table of several aspects of chironomid taxonomy/ecology to facilitate manipulation of chironomid data (e.g. sorting by littoral/profundal habitat preferences)
The stratigraphy plot script is an R script that aims to produce publication quality stratigraphic diagrams with minimal intervention. It builds upon the strat.plot function provided by the rioja R package.
The script is still a work in progress and currently requires extensive manual adjustment. Thus, it is not yet possible to embed it in a function/package. However, I have posted it here to provide a reference point for those working on their own plots.