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Overview of the ecomsUDG.Raccess package

Since the R language has been adopted for some key tasks in the EUPORIAS and SPECS projects (including the development of comprehensive validation and statistical-downscaling packages), the ecomsUDG.Raccess is envisaged as a user-friendly, R-based interface to the ECOMS User Data Gateway, enabling authentication? and remote access to the different datasets (seasonal forecasting, observations, reanalysis) currently available. Moreover, ecomsUDG.Raccess implements data homogenization (a single vocabulary) and time filtering/aggregation functionality.

The ecomsUDG.Raccess package relies on the rJava package as an interface to the powerful capabilities of the Unidata's netCDF Java library.


The latest versions (stable and/or devel) can be installed directly from gitHub, but please note that the R package devtools must be installed.

Latest stable release 2.1-1 (11 Jul 2014)

see what's new

To obtain the latest stable release of the ecomsUDG.Raccess package (and the associated dependencies), type the following commands from your R console:

devtools::install_github(c("SantanderMetGroup/", "SantanderMetGroup/ecomsUDG.Raccess@stable"))

Development version

The development version is available at the 'master' branch of the ​gitHub repository

To install it (at your own risk!!), type the following:

devtools::install_github(c("SantanderMetGroup/", "SantanderMetGroup/ecomsUDG.Raccess"))

Older versions

  • version 2.1-0 (8 Jul 2014)
    • New extended list of available variables
    • NCEP reanalysis included in available datasets
    • On-the-fly computation of derived variables
    • Support for variables with vertical levels and static (e.g. geopotential surface zs)
    • New dependency on R package containing Java dependencies
  • version 2.0-0 (16-jun-2014). Includes access to a extended list of surface variables, a new observational gridded dataset WFDEI, and on-the-fly time filtering/aggregation capabilities. New input/output formats.
  • version 1.0-0 (17-feb-2014). Access to a limited list of surface variables for System4 and CFSv2 datasets.

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