[R-sig-Geo] how to read CRU climatic data files with R?

Nicolas Degallier nicolas.degallier at ird.fr
Tue Jun 13 09:47:04 CEST 2006

Hi R helpers,

I have downloaded time series of climatic data from CRU (Climatic  
Research Unit) which are ASCII files with a specific format for the  
The format is described here:


under the link "file format".

I would like to know if somebody has already written some script in R  
to open and manage these data, for example for selecting only  
portions of the time series and/or pieces of the spatial grid?


Nicolas Degallier

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Laboratoire d'Océanographie et du Climat, Expérimentation et  
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