Convert ESRI ASCII/binary grids to SAGA grids

Description Usage Arguments Value Note Author(s) See Also

Description converts grid files from ESRI's ASCII (.asc) and binary (.flt) format to SAGA's (version 2) grid format (.sgrd).


2, out.sgrds = set.file.extension(in.grids,
  ".sgrd"), in.path, ...)



character vector of ESRI ASCII/binary grid files (default file extension: .asc); files should be located in folder in.path


character vector of output SAGA grid files; defaults to in.grids with file extension being replaced by .sgrd, which is also the default extension if file names without extension are specified; files will be placed in the current SAGA workspace (default: rsaga.env()$workspace, or env$workspace if an env argument is provided


folder with in.grids


optional arguments to be passed to rsaga.geoprocessor(), including the env RSAGA geoprocessing environment


The type of object returned depends on the intern argument passed to the rsaga.geoprocessor(). For intern=FALSE it is a numerical error code (0: success), or otherwise (default) a character vector with the module's console output.

If multiple in.grids are converted, the result will be a vector of numerical error codes of the same length, or the combination of the console outputs with c().


This function uses module 1 from the SAGA library io_grid.


Alexander Brenning (R interface), Olaf Conrad (SAGA module)

See Also

rsaga.esri.wrapper() for an efficient way of applying RSAGA to ESRI ASCII/binary grids; rsaga.env()

RSAGA documentation built on May 2, 2019, 11:01 a.m.