v1.3.1 is now available on CRAN.

This is a fairly significant update, with several important enhancements and bug fixes.

  • The default locations for simulation inputs, outputs, cache, and module paths have changed and can be easily set via new option spades.inputPath, spades.outputPath, spades.cachePath, and spades.modulePath, respectively.
  • The spades.modulesRepo option was renamed to spades.moduleRepo.
  • Improved simulation debugging: the debug argument in spades can now accept any expression as a character string, and debug = TRUE only prints the current event (the old behaviour can be restored using debug = "simList")
  • Improved useability for module developers, including:

    • New RStudio addin to simplify creation of new modules;
    • Modules with lots of code can be split into several files: put helper functions etc. into .R files located in the module’s R/ subdirectory;
  • New tools for performing heuristic optimization using pattern orientated modelling (see ?POM)
  • Improved support of parallel computatations

For a complete list of changes, see the package’s NEWS file.

Getting started with SpaDES


# install `SpaDES` from CRAN

# install suggested package `fastshp`
#  (requires development tools, e.g., Rtools)
install.packages("fastshp", repos = "http://rforge.net", type = "source")



Available at the wiki as well as in your R session:






Reporting bugs

Contact us via the package GitHub site: https://github.com/PredictiveEcology/SpaDES/issues.