[GRASS-user] What scripting language should I learn?

Daniel Victoria daniel.victoria at gmail.com
Thu Dec 2 18:39:10 EST 2010


Even though scripting helps a lot when doing repetitive works and some
specific procedures, you don't have to know how to write scripts to
use grass. If you are just starting into QGis, I'd recommend you jump
into grass first and learn the basics. After that you start to write
some simple code.

As for the language, I believe Python is the choice of most
developers. It's easy to learn and simple to code. I also used bash
scripting a lot but I believe it's specific to linux or MacOS, not
beeing portable to Win. also, I hear Grass 7 scripts should all be in


On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 9:23 PM, Catlike <cogreg at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am brand new to GRASS. I am just learning QGIS now, and GRASS seems (from
> the forum posts) to be useful if not quite essential with QGIS.
> I have no idea what most of the answers (or the questions!) mean on these
> fora, QGIS nor GRASS. It looks like I need to learn how to write computer
> scripts. OK -- resources being limited, which language do you think I should
> focus on learning? I hear about Python (in QGIS), R, SQL, ... Can't learn
> them all! So I need to choose one, right?
> My GIS experience is limited. I got a 24-semester-unit, two-year GIS
> certificate, but that was six years ago, the program was not too good, and I
> haven't used it at all since. (It was 95% ESRI-based, the rest TNTmips.)
> Thank you.
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