[R-sig-Geo] Rpy with ArcMap or Spatial Data
Roger.Bivand at nhh.no
Thu Feb 18 08:01:17 CET 2010
On Wed, 17 Feb 2010, Alexander Brenning wrote:
> there is an ArcGIS toolbox written by Mark Janikas from ESRI that links
> ArcGIS/ArcMap/ArcCatalog with R through Python. This is more like a
> proof-of-principle, it allows to access a point clustering method from R from
> within ArcGIS. Don't ask me for the details, but at least one of the two
> alternative approaches used is based on RPy.
> On the other hand, the RPyGeo package for R uses Python (but not RPy!) to
> call ArcGIS tools from within R. Sort of a basic ArcGIS front-end in R, but
> it suffers from the long latency time of ArcGIS.
I have posted references to MGET before:
but for me http://code.env.duke.edu/projects/mget/ is not responding now.
There was plenty of code there, but I think using DCOM through Python
rather than Rpy (or better Rpy2). Carson Farmer's Qgis plugin manageR does
run through Rpy2, and so is a cross-platform interface. Using DCOM for
ArcGIS does make some sense, as ArcGIS is most frequently found on
platforms running DCOM.
> On 16/02/2010 10:50 AM, A. Chapkowski wrote:
>> Are there any examples of RPy being used with ArcMap or any other
>> spatial software?
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