Articles | Volume 23, issue 7
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 2939–2963, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-2939-2019
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 2939–2963, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-2939-2019

Review article 12 Jul 2019

Review article | 12 Jul 2019

Using R in hydrology: a review of recent developments and future directions

Louise J. Slater et al.

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This paper explores the benefits and advantages of R's usage in hydrology. We provide an overview of a typical hydrological workflow based on reproducible principles and packages for retrieval of hydro-meteorological data, spatial analysis, hydrological modelling, statistics, and the design of static and dynamic visualizations and documents. We discuss some of the challenges that arise when using R in hydrology as well as a roadmap for R’s future within the discipline.