Texas A&M University Bioinformatics Working Group
Program: FPG1.IPF

Program description pages are generated by programs that produce WWW pages for local (TAMU BWG) informatics systems. These provide an archival reference, a reminder of how things were done, a tracker of various files involved, and general information.
FPG1.IPF, written in GURU database programming language, manipulates GURU data tables to produce a single text file that contrains links (URLs) to information available on the network for vascular plant families and, at completion, this page. The program 'walks' through the GURU data table FULLFAM1.ITB, which carries 1,424 vascular plant family names. Names in this 'base' table are used as a query string for a series of GURU 'resource' tables, all indexed by family name, which carry URLs for networked information that is linked at the family level. The GURU 'pluck' function is used to query each resource table. If a family name is present in the resource table, a link is established for data source, either via full content of the 'URL' field in the resource table or programmed construction of a full URL from a string present in this field. Family name and appropriate links are then written to an ASCII text file and structured to allow full file text indexing. Once indexed, the file provides all URLs that carry a matching query string from the user, in this case vascular plant family name, as an HTML page. Indexing and CGI code required for this operation are done at the Texas A&M Center for the Study of Digital Libraries. by Erich Schneider.

FPG1.IPF, written by Hugh Wilson, is one experimental element of a larger research enterprise that is focused on WWW-based vascular plant informatics systems now under development by the Texas A&M Bioinformatics Working Group. Questions, corrections, comments, or pointers to new sources can be directed to Hugh Wilson.

Last run of FPG1.IPF: 12/18/08

Links established from each 'resource' table:

    Vascular plant families listed: 1353
    Delta family descriptions: 583
    Family Pages from Wikipedia: 290
    Families from the access pages University of Hawaii: 224
    Family pages from Digital Flowers (Integrative Biology 260): 34
    Family pages from Botany 301 (Wilson) - Texas A&M: 58
    Family classification pages USDA Plants Database: 290
    Image pages from Botany Photos: 229
    Image pages from La Selva - Costa Rica: 148
    Image pages from the Vascular Plants of Madagascar - Costa Rica: 100
    Image pages from Plant World: 137
    Images from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: 179
    Images from Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest : 79
    Image pages from Montana Plant Life: 42
    Image pages from The New Mexico Flora: 99
    Image and info pages from The Vascular Plants of the Gila Winderness: 0
    Image pages from the Digital Flora of Texas Project: 371
    Image pages from the Albion College Image Database: 198
    Family image pages from Plant Systematics.Org: 432
    Family image pages from The Virtual Field Herbarium: 124
    Family image pages from The Flowers of Israel: 65
    Family image pages from The Flowers of Australia: 155
    Family image pages with prints from Antiquariaat Jan Meemelink: 232
    Image queries to the Australian National Botanic Gardens: 191
    Flora North America (U.S., Canada) family treatments: 115
    Family specimen listing from the EEB Conservatory (University of Conneticut): 277
    Family treatments from the Flora of Missouri: 166
    Family pages from the University of Tennessee Herbarium: 169
    Families from the Atlas of the Vascular Plants of Utah: 111
    Families from the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants: 0
    Listings from the Digital Atlas of the Virginia Flora: 190
    Families from the Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Wisconsin: 150
    Families from the Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium (Wisconsin): 158
    Families from the Flora Pakistan: 192
    Families from the Flora of Costa Rica Project: 251
    Specimen data from the TAMU Herbarium : 236
    Specimen images from the Field Museum Herbarium : 237
    Family pages from the Trees and Shrubs of the Andes of Ecuador: 93
    Family pages from Flora Brasiliensis: 148
    Families from the Flora of Zimbabwe: 236
    Family pages from the Area de Conservación Guanacaste (Costa Rica): 69
    Family pages from the Tavole di BotaniFca sistematica (Italy): 92
    Links to W3Tropicos Family image pages: 276
    Families from the Flora of China Project: 120
    Links to the Bioimage (UK) Image Database: 68
    Links to the Jepson Manual checklist: 172
    Links to the Flora of Northern Arizona: 132
    Links to family pages at Plants of Hawaii (HEAR): 193
    Links to Texas checklist: 200
    Links to Washington Flora Project checklist: 142
    Assorted network linkages: 512
    Flowering plant (Cronquist) synonomy from the INSPV Project: 0
    Generic listings from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: 423
    Generic listings the Google Directory: 391
    Family pages from the Virtual Flora of Swedish Vascular Plants: 116
    Family pages from the Flora of Northern Ireland: 107
    Family image pages from the Digital Flora of Newfoundland and Labrador Vascular Plants: 92
    Family taxon links to the GRIN database: 1338
    Links to the Botanical Dermatology database: 234
    Links to query the American Journal of Botany Database: 62
    Links to query the Agricola Database: 290
    Plants for a Future Database: 256
    Links to USDA (ARS-Pollen Page): 67
    Links to National Biotech Info Center sequences data: 421
    Links to Plant Viruses Online: 139
Start run: 11:45:14

    Total links established: 12901

End run: 11:45:37

This page produced by on: 12/18/08