[R-sig-Geo] GRASS and R

Jorge de Jesus jorge.de-jesus at jrc.it
Mon Oct 6 09:04:47 CEST 2008


Aside from the books and link suggestions, the  safest way to start
dealing with open source GIS is to run everything is a VMWare virtual

In this site you can download a virtual machine image with Ubuntu as OS
and with all the OpenSource software installed and running
(GRASS/Qgis/R/FWTools etc)



Alexandre VILLERS wrote:
> Good afternoon,
> I started using R because I appreciated all its possibilities and the
> general idea of Public software. Since I'm also getting involved in
> spatial analysis, I would like to start using GRASS (with R) for the
> same reason (fleixibility, updates, etc.).
> I've been using ArcGis for a while now and so have some knowledge on
> GIS software but no one in my lab is using GRASS and so I have to
> start form the beginning. I downloaded some tutorials but for the
> moment it remains quite dark to me, especially with the GRASS 6.3.0
> version, for which documentation appears to be scarce.
> Could someone advise me with a tutorial which would help me with
> handling GRASS (something like "GRASS for the beginners") and
> connecting GRASS to R (using spgrass6).
> Best regards
> Alex

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