Brussels / 4 & 5 February 2017


German weather data with R

The German Weather Service (DWD) provides over 25 thousand climate time series from meteorological stations across Germany via an FTP server, but it is not always easy to find out which datasets are available. To facilitate file selection and (automated) downloads, I developed an R package that can be used to select, download, read and process weather data. The aim of the package is that researchers can focus on scientific problems instead of data management. At FOSDEM, I would like to present the main instructions for the package, how the FOSS community aided in putting it together, and give a brief outlook on the potential analysis types. The package is FOSS at


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