ALUES: Agricultural Land Use Evaluation System

Evaluates land suitability for different crops production. The package is based on the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) methodology for land evaluation. Development of ALUES is inspired by similar tool for land evaluation, Land Use Suitability Evaluation Tool (LUSET). The package uses fuzzy logic approach to evaluate land suitability of a particular area based on inputs such as rainfall, temperature, topography, and soil properties. The membership functions used for fuzzy modeling are the following: Triangular, Trapezoidal and Gaussian. The methods for computing the overall suitability of a particular area are also included, and these are the Minimum, Maximum and Average. Finally, ALUES is a highly optimized library with core algorithms written in C++.

Version: 0.2.1
Depends: R (≥ 3.5.0), Rcpp (≥ 0.10.6)
LinkingTo: Rcpp
Suggests: testthat, markdown, knitr, microbenchmark, ggmap, raster, reshape2
Published: 2022-01-12
Author: Al-Ahmadgaid B. Asaad ORCID iD [aut, cre], Arnold R. Salvacion ORCID iD [aut], Bui Tan Yen [aut]
Maintainer: Al-Ahmadgaid B. Asaad <alahmadgaid at>
License: MIT + file LICENSE
NeedsCompilation: yes
Materials: README
CRAN checks: ALUES results


Reference manual: ALUES.pdf
Vignettes: Getting Started
Article 1: ALUES datasets
Article 2: Methodology used in ALUES
Article 3: Understanding the suit function
Article 4: Understanding the overall_suit function
Article 5: Custom input land units
Article 6: Custom crop requirements input
Article 7: Visualizing with maps


Package source: ALUES_0.2.1.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-devel-UCRT:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): ALUES_0.2.1.tgz, r-release (x86_64): ALUES_0.2.1.tgz, r-oldrel: ALUES_0.2.1.tgz


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