For some of the packages the updates are minor, just cosmetic changes to documentation. However, I have made some important changes to the “photobiology” package, and this has required me to also make changes to some packages that depend on it. The values returned by previously existing commands should remain unchanged, except for “photobiologySensors” where one previously incomplete data set has been replaced.
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Yesterday I checked that all the photobiology R packages work with the new version of R to be released on 10 April. No .zip files are available yet, but the source distributions install without errors.
Version 0.2.5 has no changes in functionality already available in version 0.2.4. The new versio adds a new “waveband” and related functions for the BSWF for methane production from pectin of McLeod et al. (2008).