Review of
"Comparisons of Citizen Science Data-Gathering Approaches to Evaluate Urban Butterfly Diversity"

Review of "Comparisons of Citizen Science Data-Gathering Approaches to Evaluate Urban Butterfly Diversity"

Submitted by Mariza  

July 1, 2024, 8:59 p.m.

Lead reviewer


Review Body


Did you manage to reproduce it?
Fully Reproducible
Reproducibility rating
How much of the paper did you manage to reproduce?
10 / 10
Briefly describe the procedure followed/tools used to reproduce it

We downloaded the code and data from the given link. Then used R-Studio and opened the .rproj file. It was organized into .rmd files that were able to run without any problems and resulted in the same outcomes as in the Paper.

Briefly describe your familiarity with the procedure/tools used by the paper.

It was our first time working with R

Which type of operating system were you working in?
Windows Operating System
What additional software did you need to install?


What software did you use

R Studio, R and some R Packages

What were the main challenges you ran into (if any)?

Setting up R took a while, but most problems were solved by working within RStudio

What were the positive features of this approach?

Everything ran smoothly, once the setup was done. The .rmd files where quite useful to have an overview of the expected results

Any other comments/suggestions on the reproducibility approach?

I would just recommend to immediately work with RStudio instead of trying to run it through the console.


Documentation rating
How well was the material documented?
10 / 10
How could the documentation be improved?

Maybe a little more metadata about the data itself

What do you like about the documentation?

It’s very well documented and the code is explained, step by step

After attempting to reproduce, how familiar do you feel with the code and methods used in the paper?
10 / 10
Any suggestions on how the analysis could be made more transparent?

no more suggestions


Reusability rating
Rate the project on reusability of the material
10 / 10
Permissive Data license included:  
Permissive Code license included:  

Any suggestions on how the project could be more reusable?

No more suggestions

Any final comments

no more comments