[R] importing ascii grids (for gstat)

Roger Bivand Roger.Bivand at nhh.no
Tue Feb 17 16:33:37 CET 2004

On Tue, 17 Feb 2004, femke wrote:

> Hello,
> Is there anyone who could give me an example of how to import an ascii
> grid (i.e. ArcGIS exported raster) into R.  I want to use it with gstat
> but don't know the appropriate import routine.

On a Unix/Linux platform, you can use the rgdal library (after having 
compiled and installed the external GDAL libraries). But if you look at 
the grid file in a text viewer/editor, you'll see that its format is very 
simple, so reading using connections is quite possible. See

> ?connections


> ?readLines

should do it in a platform-neutral way.

> Thanks very much for your help.
> Regards,
> femke
> Femke Reitsma
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Roger Bivand
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