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On the use of R programming language in the analyses of spatial data

Milan Kobal and Andrej Ceglar and Klemen Eler and Barbara Medved-Cvikl and Luka Honzak and Primož Simončič and David Hladnik (2013) On the use of R programming language in the analyses of spatial data. Acta Silvae et Ligni (102). pp. 55-62. ISSN 2335-3112

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    R is a powerful and increasingly popular programming language with strong graphical and presentation features and large expanŽdability. Although primarily intended for statistical computing, R has paved its way to the field of GIS through the development of specialized extension packages. It offers a wide range of functions at all GIS levels: data acquisition, data manipulation, graphical reŽpresentation and quantitative analysis. The paper presents R as an open source alternative to the existing commercial GIS software. It proves especially well when advanced quantitative methods on spatial data are needed (e.g. spatial modelling). We demonstrate R capabilities through spatial analysis of forest area in Snežnik (South Slovenia), where the possibilities of data import, conversion and export into various GIS formats and possibilities of geostatistics, spatial modelling and spatial visualization are demonstrated.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: R tool, spatio-temporal data analysis, ecology, geomorphology, Snežnik, Slovenia
    Link to COBISS: http://cobiss.izum.si/scripts/cobiss?command=DISPLAY&base=COBIB&RID=3784102
    Divisions: Slovenian Forestry Institute > Department of Forest Ecology
    Item ID: 1956
    Date Deposited: 30 May 2016 15:20
    Last Modified: 31 May 2016 08:51
    URI: http://eprints.gozdis.si/id/eprint/1956

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