Articles by Lorenzo Busetto

A new RStudio addin to facilitate inserting tables in rmarkdown documents

April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the last months, I started increasingly using Rmd documents for preparing scientific reports, blog posts, etcetera. While I really like the flexibility offered by the system, one thing that I thought could be improved is the support for easily inserting tables. So, “inspired” also by the recent addition of ... [Read more...]

Automatically importing publications from bibtex to a hugo-academic blog

March 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

The problem I am in the process of migrating my (rather ugly) small blog from “Bloggers” to `blogdown` and, as several others, I choose to use the hugo-academic theme due to its good looks, simplicity, and “focus” towards researchers. One nice feature of hugo-academic is that it includes out-of-the-box a “...
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MODIStsp 1.3.3 is out – Speeding things up and squashing some bugs !

August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

  A new version of MODIStsp (1.3.3) is on CRAN as of today ! Below, you can find a short description of the main improvements.Processing speed improvements   Processing of MODIS layers after download (i.e., scale and offset calibration, computation of Spectral Indexes and Quality Indicators) is now much faster.  As you ...
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Building a website with pkgdown: a short guide

August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

As promised in my last post, here is a short guide with some tips and tricks for building a documentation website for an R package using pkgdown.In the end, this guide ended up way longer than I was expecting, but I hope you'll find it useful, although it often ...
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The new MODIStsp website (based on pkgdown) is online !

July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

The MODIStsp website, which lay abandoned since several months on github pages, recently underwent a major overhaul thanks to pkgdown. The new site is now available at We hope that the revised website will allow to navigate MODIStsp-related material much more easily than either github ...
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MODIStsp (v 1.3.2) is on CRAN !

April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

We are glad to report that MODIStsp is now also available on CRAN ! From now on, you can therefore install it by simply using:install.packages("MODIStsp")In v 1.3.2 we also added the functionality to automatically apply scale and offset coefficients on MODIS original values according with the specifications of ...
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MODIStsp v.1.3.1 released !

February 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

 "MODIStsp" is a R package allowing automatic download and preprocessing of MODIS Land Products time series, available at this github page (See also here for additional information) v1.3.1 adds functionality for processing of MODIS snow cover products, accelerated download, processing of specified portions of years, ...
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MODIStsp v1.3.0 released – adds support for Collection 6 datasets

November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

MODIStsp v1.3.0 has been finally released !It adds the much-needed functionality for downloading and preprocessing MODIS Collection 006 datasets. Off-line preprocessing of already downloaded hdf images was also improved, and the GUI was a bit revamped to improve user-friendliness (A detailed changelog can be found here).  More detailed usage instructions were ... [Read more...]

MODIStsp: a new "R" package for MODIS Land Products preprocessing

September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

In this post, we are introducing MODIStsp, a new  "R" package allowing to automatize the creation of time series of rasters derived from Land Products data derived from MODIS satellite data (; Development of MODIStsp started from modifications of the ...
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Welcome to this blog !

September 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hi all,   I'll use this blog to share posts mostly related to tips and tricks about satellite image analysis in "R", as well as to share interesting resources concerning "R" programming in general and Spatial Processing in particular.HTH,Lorenzo [Read more...]

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