FAO) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) methodology for land evaluation. Development of ALUES is inspired by similar tool for land evaluation, Land Use Suitability Evaluation Tool (LUSET). The package uses fuzzy logic approach to evaluate land suitability of a particular area based on inputs such as rainfall, temperature, topography, and soil properties. The membership functions used for fuzzy modeling are the following: Triangular, Trapezoidal and Gaussian. The methods for computing the overall suitability of a particular area are also included, and these are Minimum, Maximum, Product, Sum, and Average. Finally, ALUES uses the power of Rcpp library for efficient computation.
Arnold R. Salvacion
Data Analysis and Visualization using R (blog)
Al-Ahmadgaid B. Asaad (maintainer)