[R-sig-Geo] Plan to build Package to use GRASS from R
Roger.Bivand at nhh.no
Thu Feb 28 08:29:08 CET 2008
On Wed, 27 Feb 2008, Rainer M Krug wrote:
> Sorry for crossposting, but I think this can be of interest for GRASS and R
Yes, please avoid cross-posting - the discussion ends up on many different
lists and threading can break down if the threading implementation in mail
clients and archives doesn't like cross-posting.
The only complete thread I have found is on Nabble at:
for the grass-dev list.
In summary, the problems are mostly those of appropriately quoting shell
commands through system() across platforms. Those interested should follow
the discussion on grass-dev.
The correct lists could be either here, or the grass-stats list; could
Rainer post a summary to both (hopefully in-thread) on conclusion?
> I am planning to write a package to make the use of GRASS from R easier. The
> idea is to wrap the system call to execute the GRASS command into an R
> command of the same name.
> r.to.vect <- function(..., intern=TRUE, ignore.stderr=FALSE)
> comm <- paste( "r.to.vect ", ..., sep="" )
> system( comm, intern=intern, ignore.stderr=ignore.stderr )
> My questions are:
> 1) Is this a good way of doing it, or is giving a named list to the function
> more usefull?
> 2) Is there a way to obtain easily all commands from GRASS and the
> parameters possible and required?
> Any ideas and comments welcome,
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