The most frustrating thing about working with the previous version of the rclimteca package is the column headers given by Environment Canada. In R it is possible to refer to these columns using the backticks or the double bracket, but to save on typing I introduced a predictable column renaming function that removes the hard-to-type and upper-case characters so that column names that were previously something like “Max Temp (°C)” or “Latitude (Decimal Degrees)” become “maxtemp” and “latitude”. The implementation of the testthat package for automated testing highlighted a number of bugs that were discovered and fixed, in addition to integration with the new mudata package (more to come on that in a few weeks!). Give it a shot!
# get nice names for climate data (wide or long) df <- getClimateData(5585, timeframe="daily", year=2015, nicenames=TRUE) # get nice names for climate sites sites <- getClimateSites("gatineau QC", year=2014:2016, nicenames=TRUE)