Spatial Discrete Event Simulation (SpaDES)
Develop and run spatially explicit discrete event simulation models
Metapackage for implementing a variety of event-based models, with a focus on spatially explicit models.
These include raster-based, event-based, and agent-based models.
The core simulation components (provided by
SpaDES.core) are built upon a discrete event simulation (DES) framework that facilitates modularity, and easily enables the user to include additional functionality by running user-built simulation modules (see also
Included are numerous tools to visualize rasters and other maps (via
quickPlot), and caching methods for reproducible simulations (via
Additional functionality is provided by the
- Getting started guide
- LCC2005 tutorial
- 'SpaDES 4 Dummies' guide
- SpaDES users group
- Known modules (existing or in development)
- SpaDES Best Practices Google Doc
SpaDES metapackage: https://SpaDES.PredictiveEcology.org
SpaDES.project: (currently being set up) https://spades-project.predictiveecology.org/
Domain specific packages
A package to accompany the LandR landscape ecosystem modules.
A re-implementation in pure R of the NetLogo dictionary.
Predictive Ecology Blog: https://predictiveecology.org/
Canadian Forest Service Adaptation Toolkit: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/climate-change-adapting-impacts-and-reducing-emissions/climate-change-impacts-forests/forest-change-adaptation-tools/17770
LandWeb Demonstration App: https://landweb.ca
Simple visuals SpaDES_examples repository
Examples for R-savvy users:
Copy the linked
.Rmd file to your computer.
Open it with a text editor or in RStudio, and run all chunks in R.
It is not intended to be knitted; knitting will only output the script.
Install development libraries: building packages from source requires the appropriate development libraries for your operating system.
Windows: install Rtools.
macOS: install Xcode command line tools from the terminal:
Debian/Ubuntu Linux: ensure
See here for more details.
Install suggested packages: the
fastshp package can be installed with:
install.packages("fastshp", repos = "https://rforge.net", type = "source")
Current stable release
Install from CRAN:
Install from GitHub:
#install.packages("devtools") library("devtools") install_github("PredictiveEcology/SpaDES", dependencies = TRUE) # master
Development version (unstable)
Install from GitHub:
#install.packages("devtools") library("devtools") install_github("PredictiveEcology/SpaDES", ref = "development", dependencies = TRUE)
Q&A forum is available on the SpaDES Users Google Group. This is the place to ask for help on setting up and running simulations, as well as module development. Please do not file bug reports here.
SpaDES metapackage simply loads a number of other packages from the
Bug reports should be reported to the specific package in question rather than the metapackage, and should contain a concise reproducible example.
Contact us via the package's GitHub site:
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