oce package version 0.9-18 is released!11 Feb 2016
Today we released a new version of oce, and it has been uploaded to CRAN. Only the source version is available as of the time of writing, but binary versions for all platforms should become available in the next few days. As always, the best way to install the package is to do:
at an R prompt.
Then you can do stuff like:
The previous version of oce was uploaded to CRAN about 9 months ago. In the meantime, we’ve fixed lots of bugs and added even more improvements. A quick look at the
NEWS file gives a summary of the enhancements:
0.9-18 - improve plot.coastline() and mapPlot() - add support for G1SST satellite - all objects now have metadata items for units and flags - ctdTrim() method renamed: old A and B are new A; old C is new B - support more channels and features of rsk files - as.adp() added - convert argo objects to sections - makeSection() deprecated; use as.section() instead - read.adp.rdi() handles Teledyne/RDI vsn 23.19 bottom-track data - geodXyInverse() added; geod functions now spell out longitude etc - read.odf() speeded up by a factor of about 30 - add colour palettes from Kristen Thyng's cmocean Python package - as.oce() added - rename 'drifter' class as 'argo' to recognize what it actually handles - add oceColorsViridis() - interpBarnes() has new argument 'pregrid' - binMean2D() has new argument 'flatten' - data(topoWorld) now has longitude from -179.5 to 180 - ODF2oce() added - read.odf() handles more data types - read.adp.rdi() reads more VmDas (navigational) data - ITS-90 is now the default temperature unit - ctd objects can have vector longitude and latitude - logger class renamed to rsk - bremen class added - coastlineCut() added - rgdal package used instead of local PROJ.4 source code - mapproj-style map projections eliminated
Some of the best additions (in my opinion) are:
- addition of a
unitsmetadata field for objects
- more tools for working with
argoobjects (which have been renamed from
- new color palettes, particularly the
cmoceanpalettes from python
- renaming of the
rskfor data from RBR instruments
- lots of new features for
rskobjects, including ability to convert to
- more robust projection handling using the
coastlineCut()for helping with UHL (ugly horizontal lines) in map projections
Help us out!
You can help! If you find any bugs or have any requests, please open an Issue on the Github development page:
oce has benefited immensely from some great requests recently, and we’d like to keep the momentum going!
R/oce at AGU Ocean Sciences 2016
If you’re going to be at the AGU Ocean Sciences meeting in New Orleans in a couple weeks, make sure you come by to check out the R/oce tutorial I’ll be doing. It’s on Wednesday February 24th at 3:00pm in room R03. See you there!