New R Package ‘aqp': Algorithms for Quantitative Pedology [updates]

August 9, 2010

(This article was first published on dylan's blog, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Soils are routinely sampled and characterized according to genetic horizons (layers), resulting in data that are associated with principal dimensions: location (x,y), depth (z), and property space (p). The high dimensionality and grouped nature of this type of data can complicate standard analysis, summarization, and visualization. The aqp package was developed to address some of these issues, as well as provide a useful framework for the advancement of quantitative studies in soil genesis, geography, and classification.

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