[R] spatial analysis
Rainer M Krug
r.m.krug at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 09:24:55 CET 2011
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On 06/12/11 03:06, Rolf Turner wrote:
> On 06/12/11 01:44, Marianne.ZEYRINGER at ec.europa.eu wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> I am a PhD student in energy modelling. I am completely stuck
>> with the following problem and would be very grateful for any
>> kind of help. I have cells
> Don't we all? We're made of them. :-)
> What do you mean by ``I have''? I.e. be a bit more explicit about
> the nature of your data.
>> and each cell is assigned a number. I would like to form clusters
>> of cells where the sum of the cell numbers in each cluster must
>> not exceed 250. One restriction is that only neighbouring cells
> Define "neighbouring".
>> can be formed into clusters. In the end I would like to have a
>> list with all possible cell combinations.
> Do you mean all possible ways in which your ``collection of
> cells'' can be subdivided into such clusters? My guess is that the
> number of such ways could be extremely large. (Depending of course
> on how many cells there are in the collection.)
>> Is it possible to do this with R If yes, I would very much
>> appreciate all possible hints how to solve it.
> Install the "fortunes" package. Then type
> But if you want useful help you'll have to make your question much
Agreed - but as it is a spatial question, you should post it at
r-sig-geo at r-project.org, the list of the special interest group
I would also look into e.g. GRASS and SAGA, which might be faster with
these kind of spatial calculations.
In general, if I understand you correctly, you can start with each
cell and then "grow outwards" until you hit your stop criteria (sum <=
250), and then you should have your clusters: one solution per
starting cell (assuming symmetric clusters - if the clusters can be
a-symmetric, many many more).
> Rolf Turner
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Rainer M. Krug, PhD (Conservation Ecology, SUN), MSc (Conservation
Biology, UCT), Dipl. Phys. (Germany)
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