Chapter 1 Prerequisites

There is an assumption of some previous experience in R with this tutorial. If you have not used R before I would start with Chapter 1 of the free, and excellent textbook R for Data Science.

The GIS operations in R from the sf package are designed to integrate well with the tidyverse suite of R packages. We will make use of some basic functionality from the dplyr package and will be using pipes (%>%) to sequence multiple operations. If you are unfamiliar with dplyr and pipes I would go through the base vignette before starting Chapter 3 (Wickham et al. 2021).

1.1 Download Data