SpaDES: Develop and Run Spatially Explicit Discrete Event Simulation Models

Metapackage for implementing a variety of event-based models, with a focus on spatially explicit models. These include raster-based, event-based, and agent-based models. The core simulation components (provided by 'SpaDES.core') are built upon a discrete event simulation (DES; see Matloff (2011) ch 7.8.3 <>) framework that facilitates modularity, and easily enables the user to include additional functionality by running user-built simulation modules (see also ''). Included are numerous tools to visualize rasters and other maps (via 'quickPlot'), and caching methods for reproducible simulations (via 'reproducible'). Tools for running simulation experiments are provided by 'SpaDES.experiment'. Additional functionality is provided by the 'SpaDES.addins' and 'SpaDES.shiny' packages.

Version: 2.0.11
Depends: R (≥ 4.2)
Imports: methods, quickPlot (≥ 1.0.2), reproducible (≥ 2.0.10), SpaDES.core (≥ 2.0.3), (≥ 2.0.5), utils
Suggests: covr, knitr, rmarkdown, testthat
Published: 2024-04-17
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.SpaDES
Author: Alex M Chubaty ORCID iD [aut, cre], Eliot J B McIntire ORCID iD [aut], Yong Luo [ctb], Steve Cumming [ctb], His Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Natural Resources Canada [cph]
Maintainer: Alex M Chubaty <achubaty at>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: no
Language: en-CA
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: SpaDES results


Reference manual: SpaDES.pdf
Vignettes: Getting started with 'SpaDES'


Package source: SpaDES_2.0.11.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): SpaDES_2.0.11.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): SpaDES_2.0.11.tgz, r-release (x86_64): SpaDES_2.0.11.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): SpaDES_2.0.11.tgz
Old sources: SpaDES archive


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