[R] MFWorks and R

Roger Bivand Roger.Bivand at nhh.no
Sun Nov 10 16:02:39 CET 2002

> I know there is some integration between Grass and R available, but  has
> anyone produced a link between R and MFWorks.
> I am considering Buying MFWorks (Windows) and it would be useful to
> know if anyone has written such a link.
> Many thanks,
> Graham S
One place to start is the R GDAL package:


which reads a number of formats, and writes a number too. This gives a
basis for prototyping a loose linkage. We use MFworks, and I have written
a loose linkage interface (some time ago) using connections to import an
exported binary raster map into R. The devil was in the details - the
byte-swapping in the Windows manual was, as far as I recall, wrong in
relation to the user guide. I don't know how easy it would be to do tight
coupling, reading into R from MFWorks' own project data store, or writing
from R to the MFWorks project store. GRASS can be compiled under cygwin,
and the R-GRASS interface is reported as working under Windows. Please
contact me off-list if that might help. Maybe GDAL will do what you need,
using the TIFF/GEOTIFF format, since MFWorks imports TIFF/GEOTIFF, and
exports TIFF.


Roger Bivand
NHH, Breiviksveien 40, N-5045 Bergen, Norway

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