During our early adopter project part of our workflow included operations on vector objects. We couldn’t, however, install the required packages in the ESDL system. To save time we ended up doing those operations outside of ESDL and bring the results in using two (large) NetCDF files.
However, now that we are preparing to extend our drought analysis, we have been discussing that it would be beneficial to switch from a gridded presentation of drainage basins to a vector presentation.
Currently we cannot do that in the ESDL, because the core R packages fail to install. I am guessing that this is because the system won’t allow installing of packages which include external executables - e.g. rgeos and rgdal fail to install because they come packaged with GEOS and GDAL. Would it be possible to allow installing this kind of packages? We’d specifically need the ‘sf’ package installed, which depends on rgeos and rgdal.