SAGA Geoprocessing and Terrain Analysis

Provides access to geocomputing and terrain analysis functions of the geographical information system (GIS) 'SAGA' (System for Automated Geoscientific Analyses) from within R by running the command line version of SAGA. This package furthermore provides several R functions for handling ASCII grids, including a flexible framework for applying local functions (including predict methods of fitted models) and focal functions to multiple grids. SAGA GIS is available under GPLv2 / LGPLv2 licence from <>.


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1.3.0 by Alexander Brenning, 7 months ago

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Authors: Alexander Brenning [aut, cre] , Donovan Bangs [aut] , Marc Becker [aut] , Patrick Schratz [ctb] , Fabian Polakowski [ctb]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

Task views: Analysis of Spatial Data

GPL-2 | file LICENSE license

Imports stats, utils, rgdal, stringr, magrittr

Depends on gstat, shapefiles, plyr

Suggests knitr, rmarkdown, testthat, maptools, rgeos

System requirements: SAGA GIS (2.3 LTS - 7.0.0)

Imported by GSIF, envirem, link2GI, plotKML.

Suggested by RQGIS, sperrorest.

See at CRAN