Preview: What Is R?
by Dr. Nick Bearman
In this preview chapter, we discuss what R is how we can use it as a GIS and why it is different to many other Geographic Information System (GIS) programs.
This book is in the works and we are offering a single preview chapter for free! Download it here or add it to your cart for $0.99 to keep a copy in your Locate Press account with your other purchases and give some encouragement as we work on the rest of the book.
If you are completely new to GIS, R is not the easiest program to learn GIS with (we recommend QGIS for that), but if you have done a bit of GIS already, then R has many benefits and advantages compared to GIS. In this preview chapter we will discuss some of these advantages and set the scene for the rest of the book.
In this preview chapter, you will learn a bit of the background about R, how it's useful for reproducible research, how to write some basic R scripts and make some simple maps using R.
This complete chapter, What Is R? will teach you about:
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