[R] xtractomatic package

Michael Sumner mdsumner at gmail.com
Mon Apr 20 00:24:14 CEST 2015

Wow, thank you! This is a very important contribution to our research

Cheers,  Mike

On Sun, 19 Apr 2015 02:58 Roy Mendelssohn - NOAA Federal <
roy.mendelssohn at noaa.gov> wrote:

> xtractomatic R package for accessing environmental data
> xtractomatic is an R package developed to subset and extract satellite and
> other oceanographic related data from a remote server. The program can
> extract data for a moving point in time along a user-supplied set of
> longitude, latitude and time points; in a 3D bounding box; or within a
> polygon (through time). The xtractomatic functions were originally
> developed for the marine biology tagging community, to match up
> environmental data available from satellites (sea-surface temperature,
> sea-surface chlorophyll, sea-surface height, sea-surface salinity, vector
> winds) to track data from various tagged animals or shiptracks (xtracto).
> The package has since been extended to include the routines that extract
> data a 3D bounding box (xtracto_3D) or within a polygon (xtractogon). The
> xtractomatic package accesses data that are served through the ERDDAP
> (Environmental Research Division Data Access Program) server at the
> NOAA/SWFSC Environmental Research Division in Santa Cruz, California!
>  . The ERDDAP server can also be directly accessed at
> http://coastwatch.pfeg.noaa.gov/erddap. ERDDAP is a simple to use yet
> powerful web data service developed by Bob Simons.
> At present the package can access well over 100TB of data.  Due to some
> problems with certain required packages and CRAN  (most notably ncdf4)
> xtractomatic at present is only available through Github.  Instructions for
> installation are at:
> https://github.com/rmendels/xtractomatic
> -Roy M.
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