Articles | Volume 23, issue 7
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, Guillaume Thirel, Shaun Harrigan, Olivier Delaigue, Alexander Hurley, Abdou Khouakhi, Ilaria Prosdocimi, Claudia Vitolo, and Katie Smith


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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (24 Apr 2019) by Erwin Zehe
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (05 Jun 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Jun 2019) by Erwin Zehe
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (07 Jun 2019)
ED: Publish as is (14 Jun 2019) by Erwin Zehe
Short summary
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.