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I recently created a visualization of the distribution of river flow directions and also of coastal orientations. Following its publication in social networks, I was asked to make a post about how I did it. Well, here we go to start with an example of rivers, coastal orientation is somewhat more complex.


The tidyverse universe of packages, a collection of packages specially focused on data science, marked a milestone in R programming. In this post I am going to summarize very briefly the most essential to start in this world. The tidyverse grammar follows a common structure in all functions. The most essential thing is that the first argument is the object and then come the rest of the arguments. In addition, a set of verbs is provided to facilitate the use of the functions. The tidyverse philosophy and grammar of functions structure is also reflected in other packages that make its use compatible with the collection of tidyverse.



More Publications

(2020). Predictive value of three thermal confort indices in low temperatures on cardiovascular morbidity in the Iberian Peninsula. En Science of The Total Environment, 729:138969.


(2020). Meteorological drought lacunarity around the world and its classification. In Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12:741–752.

PDF Code 10.5194/essd-12-741-2020

(2020). Wildfire burnt area patterns and trends in Western Mediterranean Europe via the application of a concentration index. In Land Degradation and Development, 31:311-324.




[2019-2022] AVODIS - Understanding and building on the social context of rural Portugal to prevent wildfire disasters. (University of Porto)

[2020-2021] Short-term effect of heat and cold on the use of respiratory medications. An ecological study of time series. (DRO-ANT-2020-01, AEMPS) (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela)

[2018-2020] CLICES- CLImate of the last CEntury in Spanish mainland. (University of Barcelona, University of Zaragoza, CSIC)

[2017-2020] ELECTRONET - Atmospheric Electricity Network: coupling with the Earth System, climate and biological systems. info (Cost Action 15211)

[2016-2019] FIREXTR - Prevent and prepare society for extreme fire events: the challenge of seeing the forest and not just the trees. info (University of Porto)

[2018-2020] Prevalence of consumption of alcohol, cannabis and other drugs in students between 14 and 18 years of age in Lugo. (University of Santiago de Compostela)

[2017-2019] MEDEA3 - Study of socioeconomic and environmental inequalities in the geographical distribution of mortality in large cities (1996-2015). info (Multicenter Research Project)

[2017-2019] Intensive alcohol consumption: characterization of a new trajectory towards alcoholism. (University of Santiago de Compostela)

[2014-2016] Biometeorological approach to study the spatial variability of influenza in the Iberian Peninsula. (University of Cantabria)


  • 2019

Introduction in Geographic Information Systems and Cartography with R [15h] (Summer School, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)

Introduction in Geographic Information Systems and Cartography with R, II Edition [15h] (Summer School, University of Santiago de Compostela)

Introduction in Geographic Information Systems with R [30h] (University of Porto)

  • 2018

Introduction in Geographic Information Systems and Cartography with R, I Edition [15h] (Summer School, University of Santiago de Compostela)

  • 2014

Practical applications of R with climatological data [25h] (University of Barcelona)

Climatic applications of Geographic Information Systems [12h] (University of Santiago de Compostela)

  • 2013

Introduction to Statistics with R [20h] (University of Santiago de Compostela)

Introduction in data management, manipulation, visualization and statistics with R [40h] (University of Barcelona)