My Identification stats dont make sense to me

EDIT 5/19/2022 The problem is solved

Is there any way for me to see some kind of list of species sorted by how many of them ive ID'd? When I look at my ID's theres this stats box but it seems kinda pointless for it to only tell me how many ID's ive made for others, like... yeah, the numbers also right there on my profile. Like it implies that species I ID for myself are somehow the same as ones I ID for others instead of that just being what I mark a species as?

What I'm trying to say is I want the ID stats to be a list or grid that shows the different species ive ID'd sorted by how many of them I've ID'd like the species list for my observations. For example, I know I've ID'd several White-lined sphinx moths, but I dont know how many. And yes, I do know that on a specie's profile there is a list of identifiers but considering the fact that the White-lined sphinx has 2.6K identifiers why cant I just skip past spending forever scrolling to try and find my rank when it could just be on my profile? I feel like this should already have been a feature to begin with. If it is, it isn't easy to find.

Posted by wolfram06 wolfram06, May 15, 2022 06:29 AM

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I'm not sure if it's exactly what you're looking for, but you can go the the 'explore' section, and in the filters under the 'Reviewed' section tick 'Yes', which should effectively show what you've id'd.

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&reviewed=true&subview=map&view=species

Hope that helps.

Posted by bwjone432155 about 2 months ago (Flag)

Is there any way for me to see some kind of list of species sorted by how many of them ive ID'd?

You can download all of your observations as a csv file, a type of portable spreadsheet file, which can include the species taxon depending on the query you make. If I recall correctly, the species might be included by default in the query. It is easy enough to include if it isn't.

The rows of this spreadsheet are indexed by your observations, and the columns index variables included in the query. From this spreadsheet you can use your favorite data analysis software to count the species. Here is a Python example:

```
import pandas as pd

filename = 'path/to/observations-number.csv' # Enter your file path here.

df = pd.read_csv(filename)

unique = df["scientific_name"].value_counts() # You can change "scientific_name" to any column you want the value counts on.

print(unique)
```

What I'm trying to say is I want the ID stats to be a list or grid that shows the different species ive ID'd sorted by how many of them I've ID'd like the species list for my observations.

By default the value_counts method will sort by count in decreasing order.

Posted by galenseilis about 2 months ago (Flag)

@bwjone432155 I signed up for the iNat forum to post this question and the problem was resolved, thanks for posting that link here though so I dont have to go to iNat forum every time to find it.

Posted by wolfram06 about 1 month ago (Flag)

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