For curve, surface and function fitting with an emphasis
on splines, spatial data and spatial statistics. The major methods
include cubic, and thin plate splines, Kriging, and compactly supported
covariance functions for large data sets. The splines and Kriging methods are
supported by functions that can determine the smoothing parameter
(nugget and sill variance) and other covariance function parameters by cross
validation and also by restricted maximum likelihood. For Kriging
there is an easy to use function that also estimates the correlation
scale (range parameter). A major feature is that any covariance function
implemented in R and following a simple format can be used for
spatial prediction. There are also many useful functions for plotting
and working with spatial data as images. This package also contains
an implementation of sparse matrix methods for large spatial data
sets and currently requires the sparse matrix (spam) package. Use
help(fields) to get started and for an overview. The fields source
code is deliberately commented and provides useful explanations of
numerical details as a companion to the manual pages. The commented
source code can be viewed by expanding source code version
and looking in the R subdirectory. The reference for fields can be generated
by the citation function in R and has DOI
Package details 


Author  Douglas Nychka [aut, cre], Reinhard Furrer [aut], John Paige [aut], Stephan Sain [aut] 
Date of publication  20170606 17:06:25 UTC 
Maintainer  Douglas Nychka <nychka@ucar.edu> 
License  GPL (>= 2) 
Version  9.0 
URL  http://www.image.ucar.edu/fields 
Package repository  View on CRAN 
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