[GRASS-dev] [QGIS-Developer] External providers in QGIS

Paolo Cavallini cavallini at faunalia.it
Thu Feb 8 00:04:19 PST 2018

Hi all,
I disagree heartily: without GRASS and SAGA QGIS is currently unsuitable
for serious, comprehensive GIS analysis work. Full stop.
Missing one specific alg, even if not used daily, means having to switch
to other software.
We have already removed R provider: even if used by a tiny minority, and
certainly not perfect, the previous situation was better than the
current one, without the option of using R from QGIS.
I think we have to be extra cautious on this ground.
All the best.

Il 07/02/2018 19:07, G. Allegri ha scritto:

> - from my experience - comprising years of feedbacks from the courses I
> teach - the most frequently used algs are available within the GDAL and
> QGIS algs list
> - a few generic and widely used algs are from GRASS and SAGA. We would
> miss them - out of the box - but it could also be an opportunity to port
> them. For examples v.to.points, transects, profiles.
> Anyway we would have the plugins for GRASS and SAGA, in case...
> - specific algs are for specialized users. Here I think plugins are best
> suited (OTB, R, TauDEM, etc.). Tomorrow a new sw could be added to the
> list, consistently with the others approach.
> I appreciate a lot the work from Richard, I hope this discussion is not
> understood as to belittle its effort!

Paolo Cavallini - www.faunalia.eu
QGIS & PostGIS courses: http://www.faunalia.eu/training.html

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