Monthly Archives: March 2013

metvurst now a package, repository moved to GitHub

Inspired by a post on PirateGrunt, I finally managed to pack metvurst up and turn it into a proper R-Package (the fact that I’m on holiday and have some time also helped). As a side-effect of this, the repository has been moved from … Continue reading

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resizing plot panels to fit data distribution

I am a big fan of lattice/latticeExtra. In fact, nearly all visualisations I have produced so far make use of this great package. The possibilities for customisation are endless and the amount of flexibility it provides is especially valuable for … Continue reading

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visualising diurnal wind climatologies

In this post I want to highlight the second core function of the metvurst repository ( The windContours function It is intended to provide a compact overview of the wind field climatology at a location and plots wind direction and … Continue reading

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visualising large amounts of hourly environmental data

It is Sunday, it's raining and I have a few hours to spend before I am invited for lunch at my parents place. Hence, I thought I'd use the time to produce another post. It has been a while since … Continue reading

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reading raster data using library(parallel)

Recently, I have been doing some analysis for a project I am involved in. In particular, I was interested what role pacific sea surface temperatures play with regard to rainfall in East Africa. I spare you the details as I … Continue reading

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renaming data frame columns in lists

OK, so the scenario is as follows: we have a list of 2 elements which in turn are again lists with 2 elements (each of which is a data frame). None of the elements in question carry names (neither the … Continue reading

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