SpaDES v2.0.1 now on CRAN


Alex Chubaty and Eliot McIntire


January 31, 2018

v2.0.1 is now available on CRAN.

This is a minor update that fixes backward compatibility with R version 3.3.0.

The core simulation components are provided by SpaDES.core), with additonal modelling tools provided by Plotting is provided via quickPlot, and simulation caching methods via reproducible. Additional functionality is provided by the SpaDES.addins and SpaDES.shiny packages.

This release also includes several important bug fixes and and performance improvements to many of these spinoff packages.

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


SpaDES metapackage:

Other SpaDES ecosystem packages:

Predictive Ecology Blog:

Canadian Forest Service Adaptation Toolkit:

LandWeb Demonstration App:

Examples for R-savvy users:

Copy the linked .Rmd file to your computer. Open it with a text editor or in RStudio, and run all chunks in R. It is not intended to be knitted; knitting will only output the script.


Install development libraries: building packages from source requires the appropriate development libraries for your operating system.

  • Windows: install Rtools.
  • macOS: install Xcode commandline tools from the terminal: xcode-select install.
  • Debian/Ubuntu Linux: ensure r-base-dev is installed.

See here for more details.

Install suggested packages: the fastshp package can be installed with:

install.packages("fastshp", repos = "", type = "source")

Current stable release

Install from CRAN:


Install from GitHub:

install_github("PredictiveEcology/SpaDES", dependencies = TRUE) # stable

Development version (unstable)

Install from GitHub:

install_github("PredictiveEcology/SpaDES", ref = "development", dependencies = TRUE) # unstable

Getting started

Getting help

Reporting bugs

The SpaDES metapackage simply loads a number of other packages from the SpaDES ecosystem. Bug reports should be reported to the specific package in question rather than the metapackage. Contact us via the package’s GitHub site: