[QGIS-Developer] R provider for QGIS 3 - any interest?
simbamangu at gmail.com
Tue May 1 22:57:14 PDT 2018
Having an R console within QGIS would be incredibly useful! I've been
copying and pasting between R and QGIS (keeping the WKT field correctly
formatted) using read.table, which works well, too. W.r.t. sp vs. sf, seems
like sf is the future for R spatial objects? Any thoughts on this?
Crowdfunding definitely seems like the way forward - which platforms have
been used for this kind of project in the past?
On Fri, 27 Apr 2018 at 03:10, Nyall Dawson <nyall.dawson at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 26 April 2018 at 22:10, Barry Rowlingson
> <b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk> wrote:
> > As a long-time R spatial developer and QGIS user I'll be glad to help
> out -
> > but time-poor at work for now. "Helping out" may be more like "making
> > unreasonable suggestions" and "finding annoying bugs".
> Don't undersell yourself... these would be very valuable contributions!
> > For example, can we find a more efficient way to transfer data from QGIS
> > R? Can the new `sf` packages in R work with the data straight out of
> > memory? I *think* the `sf` package stores vector data in GDALs native C++
> > objects, and if QGIS is doing that too then we *might* be able to get
> > from QGIS and R if we write the R plugin as a C/C++ module that
> > links with the shareable libR.so.
> I've (very roughly) looked into this, and I also believe it should be
> possible to directly create R data frames from QGIS layers. Then we'd
> just need to add a "R console" to QGIS, and boom! Awesome spatial
> statistical analysis tool directly within QGIS!
> > The current R processing plugin converts QGIS layers to shapefiles,
> > them into a new R process. On occasion I've hit problems with shapefile
> > limitations (field name length, usually) that make my scripts fail.
> Maybe it
> > should go via geopackage instead.
> > Should it create `sp` objects on the R side or `sf` objects? This could
> > controllable in the R processing script headers, so it can be set on a
> > per-script basis.
> > I'll stop now...
> > Barry
> > On Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 9:42 AM, Aurelio Pires <anvpires at gmail.com>
> >> +1
> >> Thanks,
> >> On 2018-04-26 07:40, Paolo Cavallini wrote:
> >> > Hi all,
> >> >
> >> > Il 26/04/2018 05:08, Nyall Dawson ha scritto:
> >> >> I'm VERY interested in seeing this resurrected. I'm available to
> >> >> mentor this task if someone else wants to take ownership of the
> >> >> and do the port, OR alternatively I'd be happy for North Road to do
> >> >> the porting ourselves and take over maintenance if someone can fund
> >> >> this work.
> >> > that's good news. So starting a crowdfunding campaign seems a good way
> >> > to go, unless there is a bigger sponsor; do you agree?
> >> > All the best, and thanks.
> >> >
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