Texas A&M University Department of Biology Herbarium

Program description pages are generated by programs that produce WWW pages for local (TAMU BIWG) informatics systems. These provide an archival reference, a reminder of how things were done, a tracker of various files involved, and general information.
CRONWWWO.IPF, written in KnowledgeMan (KMAN) programming language, manipulates KMAN data tables to produce a series of 12 HTML files - one for each angiosperm subclass, and this page. The program 'walks' through the KMAN table CRONQ3.ITB, which carries all family names listed in A. Cronquist's 1988 summary of flowering plant classification. Each name accepted by Cronquist is used as a query string (synonyms and conserved names ignored for now) for a series of KMAN 'resource' tables, all indexed by family name, which carry URLs for networked information that is linked at the family level. The KMAN 'pluck' function is used to query each 'resource' table. If a family name is present in the table, a link is established for data source. All elements in the base table - CRONQ3.ITB - (classes, subclasses, orders, and families, carry a numerical sort code that reflects Cronquist's sequence and output is based on that structure. Development is now focused on base tables that reflect other systems of classification, as well as alphabetical sequence, to provide a wider set of 'context' options for viewing/selecting family-level data. We are also expanding 'resource' options as they become available on the network. Current network data resources are listed below with number of links established by CRONWWWO.IPF.

CRONWWWO.IPF, written by Hugh Wilson, is one experimental element of a larger experimental system for WWW-based vascular plant informatics 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 CRONWWWO.IPF: 01/06/97

Links established on 11 subclass pages from 'resource' tables:

Start run: 14:25:01

End run: 14:26:35

Return to the Navasota Flora Homepage, the Botany 201/620 Homepages, or the Flowering Plant Gateway front page.
This page produced by cronwwwo.ipf on: 01/06/97