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[FEATURE] Drop processing 'Select by Attribute Sum' algorithm

Tagged as feature to be included in release notes.


- The use case for this algorithm is very unclear for users - the name
does not describe what the algorithm does, and there's no help
documentation available for the algorithm either. Given this I suspect
that the algorithm is not being put into use.

- The algorithm needs enhancement to be more useful. There's no logic
in place which dictates how neighbouring features are chosen to
dissolve into the selected feature (it's effectively random - you're
just as likely to get a huge narrow polygon stretching across a map as
you are a nice compact cluster). To be more useful the algorithm would
need logic to either minimise the area of the dissolved feature, or
minimise the total number of dissolved features, or ... ?
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nyalldawson committed Sep 5, 2017
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@@ -525,9 +525,6 @@ qgis:saveselectedfeatures: >
qgis:selectbyattribute: >
This algorithm creates a selection in a vector layer. The criteria for selected features is defined based on the values of an attribute from the input layer.


qgis:selectbyexpression: >
This algorithm creates a selection in a vector layer. The criteria for selecting features is based on a QGIS expression.

@@ -174,7 +174,6 @@
# from .ExtractByLocation import ExtractByLocation
# from .SelectByLocation import SelectByLocation
# from .SpatialJoin import SpatialJoin
# from .SelectByAttributeSum import SelectByAttributeSum

pluginPath = os.path.normpath(os.path.join(
os.path.split(os.path.dirname(__file__))[0], os.pardir))
@@ -192,7 +191,6 @@ def getAlgs(self):
# SelectByLocation(),
# ExtractByLocation(),
# SpatialJoin(),
# SelectByAttributeSum()
# ]
algs = [AddTableField(),

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