metvurst now a package, repository moved to GitHub

March 3, 2013
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(This article was first published on metvurst, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Inspired by a post on PirateGrunt, I finally managed to pack metvurst up and turn it into a proper R-Package (the fact that I’m on holiday and have some time also helped). As a side-effect of this, the repository has been moved from google code to GitHub. As I use RStudio for developping R-code, this shift seemed inevitable, as the integration of git in the package development tools in RStudio is very handy.

In order to install metvurst you need to have devtools. Making use of devtools install_github() function you can easily install and load metvurst:

library(devtools)
install_github('metvurst', 'tim-salabim')
library(metvurst)

I have tried it on Linux and Mac so far, so in case there are any problems on Windows, please let me know (a quick note if indeed it does work on Windows would be appreciated too).

For now, the two core functions strip() and windContours() along with some helper functions (mainly to convert wind speed and direction to u and v components and vice versa) are included.

The package is fully functional but there is no documentation for now. I will progressively add and update documentation manuals over the next few weeks (maybe months, depending on how busy I am once I return to work).

Have fun using metvurst and in case you have any questions, suggestions or critique don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Cheers

TimSalabim


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