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The R package inlmisc is a collection of functions for creating high-level graphics, performing raster-based analysis, processing MODFLOW-based models, selecting subsets using a genetic algorithm, creating interactive web maps, accessing color palettes, etc. Used to support packages and scripts written by researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Project Office.


The current release is available on CRAN, which you can install using the following command:

install.packages("inlmisc", dependencies = TRUE)

A recent version of Pandoc (>= 1.12.3) is also required to run particular examples in the help documentation—RStudio includes this so you do not need to download Pandoc if working in a RStudio IDE. The webshot package is imported from and has as a dependency the external program PhantomJS, which may be installed using the command:


For creating word clouds, the OptiPNG program is recommended and needs to be accessible through the command window. Finally, to install the development version of inlmisc, you need to clone the repository and build from source, or run:

if (!requireNamespace("remotes")) install.packages("remotes")
remotes::install_github("USGS-R/inlmisc", dependencies = TRUE)


Examples are given in the package help pages. To access this documentation, run:

help(package = "inlmisc")


Jason C. Fisher (ORCID iD 0000-0001-9032-8912)

Point of Contact

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Suggested Citation

To cite inlmisc in publications, please use:

Fisher, J.C., 2020, inlmisc—Miscellaneous functions for the U.S. Geological Survey Idaho National Laboratory Project Office: U.S. Geological Survey software release, R package, Reston, Va.


We welcome your contributions and suggestions for how to make these materials more useful to the community. Please feel free to comment on the issue tracker or open a merge request to contribute.

Code of Conduct

All contributions to- and interactions surrounding- this project will abide by the USGS Code of Scientific Conduct.


This software is preliminary or provisional and is subject to revision. It is being provided to meet the need for timely best science. The software has not received final approval by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). No warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS or the U.S. Government as to the functionality of the software and related material nor shall the fact of release constitute any such warranty. The software is provided on the condition that neither the USGS nor the U.S. Government shall be held liable for any damages resulting from the authorized or unauthorized use of the software.

Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


Unless otherwise noted, this project is in the public domain in the United States because it contains materials that originally came from the United States Geological Survey, an agency of the United States Department of Interior. For more information, see the official USGS copyright policy at copyrights-and-credits.

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The Idaho National Laboratory Project Office of the USGS supports the development and maintenance of inlpubs. Resources are available primarily for maintenance and responding to user questions. Priorities on the development of new features are determined by the development team.