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About DataCatalog


The DataCatalog is a database collecting meta data of available information sources and a web application that makes the information easily available.


The motivation to build DataCatalog comes from the FishHab-II project that has a work package dealing with cataloging available information; the goal is to give an overview of what data is available at DTU Aqua and what data is publicly available. Gathering such information can be time consuming.


Jeppe and Mary did the initial discussions about the DataCatalog, decided on the infromation that is needed from each entry and wrote the entries. Alex designed the database and build the web application.


The DataCatalog is build using R, shiny-server and the following packages: shiny, DBI, dplyr, openssl, DT, shinyjs, and RMySQL. The database that is used is MySQL.


If you have comments, suggestions, ideas please contact Alex, Mary, or Josianne.

R version 4.2.2 Patched (2022-11-10 r83330)
Platform: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu (64-bit)
Running under: Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS

Matrix products: default
BLAS:   /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/openblas-pthread/
LAPACK: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/openblas-pthread/

Random number generation:
 RNG:     Mersenne-Twister 
 Normal:  Inversion 
 Sample:  Rounding 
 [1] LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8       LC_NUMERIC=C              
 [3] LC_TIME=en_US.UTF-8        LC_COLLATE=en_US.UTF-8    
 [7] LC_PAPER=en_US.UTF-8       LC_NAME=C                 
 [9] LC_ADDRESS=C               LC_TELEPHONE=C            

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base     

other attached packages:
[1] pool_0.1.6           DBI_1.1.3            dplyr_1.0.10        
[4] shinyBS_0.61.1       shinyjs_2.1.0        shinydashboard_0.7.2
[7] shiny_1.7.4         

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
 [1] Rcpp_1.0.11       jquerylib_0.1.4   bslib_0.4.2       pillar_1.9.0     
 [5] compiler_4.2.2    later_1.3.0       tools_4.2.2       digest_0.6.33    
 [9] memoise_2.0.1     jsonlite_1.8.7    lifecycle_1.0.3   tibble_3.2.1     
[13] pkgconfig_2.0.3   rlang_1.1.1       cli_3.6.1         commonmark_1.8.1 
[17] crosstalk_1.2.0   yaml_2.3.6        xfun_0.36         fastmap_1.1.0    
[21] withr_2.5.1       sass_0.4.4        htmlwidgets_1.6.0 generics_0.1.3   
[25] vctrs_0.6.3       DT_0.26           tidyselect_1.2.0  glue_1.6.2       
[29] fontawesome_0.4.0 R6_2.5.1          fansi_1.0.4       RMySQL_0.10.25   
[33] magrittr_2.0.3    promises_1.2.0.1  ellipsis_0.3.2    htmltools_0.5.4  
[37] assertthat_0.2.1  mime_0.12         xtable_1.8-4      httpuv_1.6.7     
[41] utf8_1.2.3        cachem_1.0.6      markdown_1.4