Articles by Amy Whitehead

Copying files with R

November 11, 2014 | Amy Whitehead

Following on from my recent experience with deleting files using R, I found myself needing to copy a large number of raster files from a folder on my computer to a USB drive so that I could post them to … Continue reading → [Read more...]

Converting shapefiles to rasters in R

May 1, 2014 | Amy Whitehead

I’ve been doing a lot of analyses recently that need rasters representing features in the landscape. In most cases, these data have been supplied as shapefiles, so I needed to quickly extract parts of a shapefile dataset and convert them … Continue reading → [Read more...]

Remotely deleting files from R

February 23, 2014 | Amy Whitehead

Sometimes programs generate a LOT of files while running scripts. Usually these are important (why else would you be running the script?). However, sometimes scripts generate mountains of temporary files to create summary outputs that aren’t really useful in their … Continue reading → [Read more...]

Combining dataframes when the columns don’t match

May 13, 2013 | Amy Whitehead

Most of my work recently has involved downloading large datasets of species occurrences from online databases and attempting to smoodge1 them together to create distribution maps for parts of Australia. Online databases typically have a ridiculous number of columns with … Continue reading → [Read more...]

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