soilDB 2.5 back on CRAN!

Andrew G. Brown | 2020/01/28

Categories: R soilDB

CRAN release: soilDB 2.5

This is a release of soilDB with new functionality and documentation, updates to conform with aqp 1.19, as well as bug-fixes and other quality-of-life enhancements.

Notably: we are back on CRAN. Tests and examples have been altered to minimize likelihood of failure on CRAN check farm machines, which has been an on-going issue.

By making tests that contact remote APIs skip if missing the nasis_local ODBC connection, we can effectively filter tests to run only on the local (work) machine.

Recent Changes

CRAN release soilDB 2.5 (2020-01-23)

  • simplifyColorData and mix_and_clean_colors always use CIELAB colorspace for weighted averages, and best-available metric for transformation to Munsell notation
  • fetchSDA_spatial - new fetch function that simplifies getting spatial data associated with a vector of mukey or nationalmusym. The function has options for customizing result attribute table and is designed to automatically use makeChunks() to prevent timeout on large queries.
  • aqp::test_hz_logic is now deprecated – refactored affected fetch functions

soilDB 2.4.3 (2020-01-07)

  • surface water depth added to fetchNASIS_pedons
  • fetchNASIS has @restrictions set automatically if data are populated
  • new function for accessing pedon RMF in local NASIS DB get_RMF_from_NASIS_db