As an alternative to the R package, som utilities have been developed in other environments (Matlab and Python) to remotely access the UDG datasets. In the following subsections we introduce the versions of the loadSystem4 function developed in the Python and Matlab languages with some worked examples.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Unlike the R package, which will be continuously updated as part of the data management activities, the Python and Matlab functions are not guaranteed to be maintained and updated with the same regularity, and therefore the use of the R environment is encouraged in the framework of ECOMS. In particular, the different datasets are not homogenized in the Matlab and Python versions and the only variables available are those originally available in the corresponding datasets (see the list of available variables? for details).