Extract data from Flora of North America
Flora Data Extraction Project
This script is designed to extract data from pdf files of genera from the book Flora of North America. It creates csv files whose names match the PDF files given to the script as arguments. The csv files have the format
"Species name", "Location where the species appears"
"Species name", "Classifiers (if any)"
The easiest way to run the script is to move to a folder where the only pdf files are genera files from Flora of North America and enter:
python -m florana.extract -A -o data.csv
The script will then run on every pdf file in the directory and create a file called 'data.csv' of all the locations it can find, as well as a file 'data-classifiers.csv'. If the script couldn't find locations for some species, detailed information will be included in 'error.log'.
Note: python 2
If you also have python 2 installed on your system, you will probably need to run
python -m pip install florana
Note: Windows Users
If you're running Windows, you'll likely need to install poppler. You'll need to extract the latest binary from the link provided and add its bin folder to your PATH environment variable. i.e. If
C:\path\to\poppleris the directory where you extracted poppler, then you'll need to add
C:\path\to\poppler\binto your PATH environment variable.
- python > 3
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