During the course, four software packages will be used to run the exercises: R, Google Earth, SAGA and GRASS GIS. Other packages are optional; their installation and use is recommended only for advanced users!
In summary (please respect the installation order):
R and packages
1. Download and install the most recent version of R (2.14.0) (or R 2.14.1 (patched - Windows), or R 2.14.1 all other OS);
2. Start R GUI and install necessary packages:
> install.packages("ctv") > library(ctv) > # on OSX, for rgdal and rgeos if necessary use > # setRepositories(ind=1:2) > install.views("Spatial") > install.packages("rgeos") > install.packages("raster")
R code editors
Download and install Tinn-R and/or RStudio.
Download and unzip SAGA GIS 2.0.8. (under "C:/Program Files/" or under "R/library/RSAGA/saga_vc"); compiled binaries - no installation is needed. Check first whether you can use the 64bit version or the 32bit.
Download and install GRASS GIS v6.4.x:
- Download binaries: winGRASS 6.4.2 snapshot full installer or LinuxGRASS 6.4.2 snapshot (64bit) installer or MacOSX-GRASS 6.4.1. installer
- If you prefer to compile the source code yourself on your computer, download source code: GRASS 6.4.2svn from SVN + Compile and Install instructions
Download and install Google Earth;