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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 2.2-4 (25 Aug 2014)

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User's manual?

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


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Older versions

Development version

The development version is available at the 'master' branch of the ??gitHub repository, but please note that the development version is unstable and may not be functional