Following the successful 发布 of the
sf package, which simplifies and optimizes many aspects of handling spatial (vector) 数据 in R by implementing simple features as native R 数据 (alongside with many R convenience functions, such as support for pipe-based workflows, dplyr-style verbs and integration with ggplot), the R masterminds for geospatial 数据 analysis around Edzer Pebesma are currently working on a new package related to the management and analysis of 时空数组. The package will be called
星星 and is specifically targed to facilitate work with spatiotemporal 数据, coming in the form of dense arrays, with space and time being array dimensions.
The package is not intended to replace the very powerful
栅格 package, but should be rather seen as a modern, efficient and convenient package featuring tidy, scalable and optimized (due to its implementation in C++) workflows for 时空数组, thus also improving some of