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Gstat is a computer program for geostatistical modelling, prediction and simulation in one, two, or three dimensions. Gstat uses gnuplot (a program for plotting functions) to display sample variograms and variogram functions. The program has a flexible command language. Spatial prediction options range from simple kriging to universal cokriging.


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GPLv2Janet Casey7 May 2001

Leaders and contributors

Edzer J. Pebesma Maintainer
Karl M. Syring; see CREDITS file in the distribution for complete list Contributor
Konstantin Malakahanov Contributor
Steve Joyce Contributor

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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite libgsl
Weak prerequisite libz
Weak prerequisite ncurses
Weak prerequisite gnuplot
Weak prerequisite GRASS
Weak prerequisite libgd
Weak prerequisite libpng
Weak prerequisite libnetcdf
Required to use gnuplot

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 May 2001.


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