• Getting rid of one warning in export()
• Replacing epsg:4326 by +proj=longlat +datum=WGS84 +no_defs to potentially avoid bugs when plotting maps (problem ultimately related to latest version of gdal and proj)
• Minor corrections
• Removing unnecessary prints
• Improved documentation
• Removing some unnecessary debugging prints
• Adding a check on the column names of PSE
• Fastening the LOO function
• Adding a sorting parameter to the LOO() function
• Adding the pdf_ranges() function.
• Also included as an invisible output of the plot_violinPDFs()
• Adding the plot.scatterPDFs() graphical output.
• Adding taxonComposition() to get the size distribution of the composing species.
• Minor bugs fixed
• If no distributions are extracted, the calibration could be used.
• combinedPDFs() could bug if only one variable
• Filters by elevation added to getClimateSpace()
• print(ntaxa) was 1 off
• Minor naming issues with export()
• plot_climateSpace() and plot_taxaCharacteristics() were issuing a warning when no climate values are available and add_modern is TRUE (coordinates are available but no climate)
• crestr is now compatible with the SQLite3 gbif4crest database. It is therefore usable offline.
• Fixing minor bugs, including:
• If the climate field didn’t match the column names of selectedTaxa, some functions were crashing (at least plot_climateSpace) because no distribution data were extracted.
• Checks to ensure the column names of climate_space and distributions are correct for crest.set_modern_data()
• Check to ensure the selectedTaxa has default values for all selected variables.
• Replaced class(dat) == ‘RasterLayer’ by inherits(dat, ‘RasterLayer’)

• Improved documentation

• Minor bugs fixed on the plots

• Title of the LOO plot adapted from ‘variable name [unit]’ to ‘Leave-one-out anomalies forname [unit]’
• Title of stratigraphic diagrams can spread across many lines now
• The thickness of the lines on the samplePDFs plot has been revised to show a greater range.
• Labels added to the y-axes on the histograms of the climate space plot.
• Labels added to the y-axis of the histograms and pdf plots of the taxaCharacteristics figure.
• Adding caption on LOO diagram (+ and - anomalies)
• Fixing title problem on plot_diagram()
• Adding a colouring option for hiatus(es) on plot.crestObj()
• Fixed problem of opening empty plotting windows when exporting the figures to files
• Changing default value for bar_width in plot_loo() and plot_diagram()
• Replacing the parameter fullPosterior by fullUncertainties in export().

• Typos in the documentation have been fixed.

• The text of the vignettes was updated to reflect changes in the manuscript. Nothing really significant.

• Fixing bug related to ai.sqrt in crest.get_modern_data(). Only the climate space data were transformed.

• Excluding all the distribution grid cells without any climate data.

• Release of the first stable version of crestr
• Added a NEWS.md file to track changes to the package.