Bridging the Gap Between ArcGIS and R

This past month the R-ArcGIS bridge showcased its capabilities on the main stage. At Esri’s 2017 DevSummit, the bridge was demoed along with ArcGIS’ conda-based python integration to show users the power and possibilities the two provide.

As mentioned in our “R You Bridging Yet? blog post last month, we are committed to creating new resources on the R-ArcGIS bridge to enable you to get up and running with all of the functionality it has to offer.

Two new web courses have been created with this purpose in mind. The first of which, “Using the R-ArcGIS Bridge“, is designed to show you the basics of installing the bridge, transferring data back and forth between ArcGIS and R, and features a simple analysis utilizing R. The second course, “Integrating R Scripts into ArcGIS Geoprocessing Tools“, specifically focuses on how to use the bridge to wrap R functionality and create script tools that can be used in ArcGIS just like any other tool.

Happy bridging and please let us know of any feedback you may have!

This blog article is provided by Marjean Pobuda. Marjean is a product engineer with Esri’s Spatial Statistics team. Questions for Marjean can be sent to: MPobuda@esri.com

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