Name two advantages and two disadvantages of using mature vs recent packages
Answer questions from chapter 1 “Geocomputation with R” by Robin Lovelace
1. Think about the terms ‘GIS’, ‘GDS’, and ‘geocomputation’ described above. Which (9if any) best describes the work you would like to do using the geo* and software and why?
2. Provide three reasons for using a scriiptable language such as R for geocomputation instead of using an established GIS program such as QGIS.
3. Name two advantages and two disadvantages of using mature vs recent packages for geographic data analysis (for example sp vs sf).
4. After you read this chapter, you will find that R has a GIS bridge to other software. Name and discuss two other types of software that R will work well with.