For language-dependent output of AMR functions, like mo_name(), mo_gramstain(), mo_type() and ab_name().



Strings will be translated to foreign languages if they are defined in a local translation file. Additions to this file can be suggested at our repository. The file can be found here:

Currently supported languages are (besides English): Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish. Please note that currently not all these languages have translations available for all antimicrobial agents and colloquial microorganism names.

Please suggest your own translations by creating a new issue on our repository.

This file will be read by all functions where a translated output can be desired, like all mo_property() functions (mo_name(), mo_gramstain(), mo_type(), etc.).

The system language will be used at default, if that language is supported. The system language can be overwritten with Sys.setenv(AMR_locale = yourlanguage).

Stable lifecycle

The lifecycle of this function is stable. In a stable function, major changes are unlikely. This means that the unlying code will generally evolve by adding new arguments; removing arguments or changing the meaning of existing arguments will be avoided.

If the unlying code needs breaking changes, they will occur gradually. For example, a parameter will be deprecated and first continue to work, but will emit an message informing you of the change. Next, typically after at least one newly released version on CRAN, the message will be transformed to an error.

Read more on our website!

On our website you can find a comprehensive tutorial about how to conduct AMR analysis, the complete documentation of all functions (which reads a lot easier than here in R) and an example analysis using WHONET data.


# The 'language' parameter of below functions
# will be set automatically to your system language
# with get_locale()

# English
mo_name("CoNS", language = "en")
#> "Coagulase-negative Staphylococcus (CoNS)"

# German
mo_name("CoNS", language = "de")
#> "Koagulase-negative Staphylococcus (KNS)"

# Dutch
mo_name("CoNS", language = "nl")
#> "Coagulase-negatieve Staphylococcus (CNS)"

# Spanish
mo_name("CoNS", language = "es")
#> "Staphylococcus coagulasa negativo (SCN)"

# Italian
mo_name("CoNS", language = "it")
#> "Staphylococcus negativo coagulasi (CoNS)"

# Portuguese
mo_name("CoNS", language = "pt")
#> "Staphylococcus coagulase negativo (CoNS)"