velox – Fast Raster Manipulation and Extraction in R

I’m happy to announce that I’ve recently published the velox R package. velox allows performing common raster operations in R much faster than alternative packages. The following plot provides a brief overview of the speed-up associated with using velox, as opposed to the well-known raster package:


velox is on CRAN, so to install you can simply type


in the R console. For more information, check out the velox website.


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