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install the GEOS R Package in DSX

I am trying to convert DSX into an open source GIS tool so users who cannot afford commercial GIS packages can use DSX for all their GIS needs. Also, folks can use DSX to analyze ALL their data including geospatial data in one spot. This requires the installation of the GEOS package in R (also rgeos, GISTools and others) in DSX. Please can you do this ASAP? Thank you!

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  • Dec 14 2018
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  • Dec 14, 2018

    Admin response

    Update: We should be fully supporting the GEOS R package now in RStudio and R Notebooks!

     Please give it a try and let us know what you think using the chat icon on the bottom right inside the product! 

    To leverage the GEOS R package, use the command: install.packages("rgeos")

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    14 Dec, 2018 05:58pm

    Thank you Cece, Greg and the rest of the offering and dev teams for making this happen!  And huge thanks to all of you who upvoted this idea!!  I will keep up my end of the bargain and will produce notebooks highlighting DSX's newly minted geospatial capabilities ASAP!

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    14 Dec, 2018 05:58pm


    Thanks for the update Cecelia.  Unfortunately, it still does not work.  I have uploaded screenshots of the error messages within DSX chat.

     

    Thanks,

    Venky


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    Venky Rao
    Executive IT Specialist, Corporate Strategy
    Member, IBM Academy of Technology http://www.ibm.com/ibm/academy/
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    Predictive & Geospatial Analytics Blog - The Mainstream Seer: https://ibm.biz/TMSBlog
    Better Know A DE Blog (IBM Only): https://ibm.biz/DE_Fellow

    "Experience suggests it doesn't matter so much how you got here, as what you do after you arrive." - Lois McMaster Bujold



     

     

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    14 Dec, 2018 05:58pm

    i support this!

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    14 Dec, 2018 05:58pm


    Thank you!


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    Venky Rao
    Executive IT Specialist, Corporate Technical Strategy
    Member, IBM Academy of Technology http://www.ibm.com/ibm/academy/
    +1-508-782-0515 | raove@us.ibm.com
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raovenky | Twitter: @VRaoRao | YouTube: https://ibm.biz/TMSYouTube
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    Better Know A DE Blog (IBM Only): https://ibm.biz/DE_Fellow

    "Experience suggests it doesn't matter so much how you got here, as what you do after you arrive." - Lois McMaster Bujold



     

     

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  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    14 Dec, 2018 05:58pm

    Hi everyone - Thanks for the active discussion and large number of votes on this suggestion to install the GEOS R Package in DSX! We have reviewed it with our notebook development team and am happy to announce that we have accepted this idea and will be implementing it! 

    We are currently analyzing any dependencies for the package and reviewing implementation/installation plan + progress can be tracked here on this private GH issue: https://github.ibm.com/ax/planning/issues/1871. Will provide a further update when we've successfully installed the GEOS R Package into DSX!

    If you have any additional questions or considerations for this specific idea, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at cecelia.shao@ibm.com and I'll make sure the larger product team is aware :)

    Thanks again everybody - you make us so happy to work on DSX for you!

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    14 Dec, 2018 05:58pm

    I strongly agree with this. I have used GIS data before and for many applications it provides a wealth of information and insight. Integrating it into DSX is an AWESOME idea!

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    14 Dec, 2018 05:58pm

    100% agree - we need geospatial on DSX!

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    14 Dec, 2018 05:58pm

    Agree very much that we need geospatial support on DSX. It is necessary for analyzing GIS data, which is very commonplace.

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    14 Dec, 2018 05:58pm

    Count me in - love it !!

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    14 Dec, 2018 05:58pm

    Many of our customers need this capability - think about municipalities, insurance companies, telcos,
    etc. This is an obvious gap to fill.

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    14 Dec, 2018 05:58pm

    Good Idea

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    14 Dec, 2018 05:58pm

    This will not only be a differentiator, but also keep other BI vendors from encroaching into our data science domain for that feature alone. LOVE IT.

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    14 Dec, 2018 05:58pm

    Great idea... completely support it

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    14 Dec, 2018 05:58pm

    Strongly support this initiative!

  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
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    14 Dec, 2018 05:58pm

    I support this.

  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
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    14 Dec, 2018 05:58pm

    This sounds like a fantastic idea

  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
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    14 Dec, 2018 05:58pm

    Great Idea

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    14 Dec, 2018 05:58pm

    Very good initiative!

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    14 Dec, 2018 05:58pm

    Cool idea.

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    14 Dec, 2018 05:58pm

    Would be definitely nice to have GEOS (and GDAL, and RTree/libspatialindex) in DSX's R (as weel as in other IBM cloud instances for R and Python)!

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