ClimMobTools the API Client for the ‘ClimMob’ platform in R. ClimMob is an open source software for crowdsourcing citizen science in agriculture under the tricot approach1. The approach aims the rapid assessment of technologies in the target environment. Tricot turns the research paradigm on its head; instead of a few researchers designing complicated trials to compare several technologies in search of the best solutions, it enables many participants to carry out reasonably simple experiments that taken together can offer even more information.
breadwheat is a dataframe from crowdsourcing citizen
science trials of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) varieties
in India. This is a sample data available at the ClimMob that can be fetched using the
getDataCM() from ClimMobTools and
an API key from the ClimMob user’s account.
library("ClimMobTools") # the API key key <- "d39a3c66-5822-4930-a9d4-50e7da041e77" dat <- getDataCM(key = key, project = "breadwheat", pivot.wider = TRUE) names(dat) <- gsub("firstassessment_|package_|lastassessment_|registration_", "", names(dat))
We can add environmental covariates from package climatrends.
Here we use function
temperature() to compute the
temperature indices for the first 80 days after planting.
library("climatrends") library("nasapower") dat$plantingdate <- as.Date(dat$plantingdate, format = "%Y-%m-%d") dat$lon <- as.numeric(dat$farm_geo_longitude) dat$lat <- as.numeric(dat$farm_geo_latitude) temp <- temperature(dat[, c("lon","lat")], day.one = dat[, "plantingdate"], span = 80) temp
The Plackett-Luce model is one approach to analyse the ClimMob
data2. We build the farmers’
rankings as an object of class ‘grouped_rankings’. This allows the
rankings to be linked to the environmental covariates computed
previously and fit the model using
pltree() from the
We build the rankings using the function
library("PlackettLuce") R <- rankTricot(dat, items = c("item_A","item_B","item_C"), input = c("overallperf_pos","overallperf_neg"), group = TRUE) pld <- cbind(R, temp) pl <- pltree(R ~ maxNT + maxDT, data = pld) summary(pl) plot(pl)