New database versions and release schedule

by Chelsea C. Thomas on Nov 7, 2020

We’ve released new versions of the COMPADRE and COMADRE databases and made some changes to our version release schedule.

Going forward, database releases will be quarterly and on the 15th of the first month of the quarter. The 2021 release schedule follows.

January 15, 2021
April 15, 2021
July 15, 2021
October 15, 2021

In the event of major database updates, we may also release versions outside of the primary schedule.

The version numbering style will remain unchanged. All database releases will have a four-sequence identifier. The first sequence represents the major version, the second represents the two-digit release year, the third represents the release month, and the fourth represents the patch number (starting with 0) in the event a patched version is released mid-month.

Download COMADRE

Previous versions of the databases can be found here.

A helpful user guide for understanding the structure of the databases can be found here, and details about the Rcompadre package and its useful features can be found here.

And as always, our users can reach out to us at with questions and feedback about the databases.

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