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R package to read and write .las and .laz binary files used to store LiDAR data.

rlas relies on a modified version of LASlib and LASzip that were modified to be compatible with R. The library can therefore be compiled into R without any complaints from R CMD check. It enables R users to read and write binary files commonly used to store LiDAR data. LAS version 1.0 to 1.4 are supported. Point data record format 0,1,2,3,6,7,8 are supported.

library(rlas)
lasdata   <- read.las("<myfile.las>")
lasheader <- read.lasheader("<myfile.las>")

rlas contains code written by both Jean-Romain Roussel and Martin Isenburg. The latter is included for technical reasons. Details below.