I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and want to do image classification in SAGA. SAGA has numerous classification algorithms which is not present in GRASS and QGIS. I am new to SAGA, but more accustomed to work on R or python. I installed RSAGA package in R, but could not find any command to do image classification. Please let me know how to do image classification in SAGA through an R/python/shell scripts.

Thanks, Karthik K.

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It's looks like you can´t use those SAGA modules with RSAGA, but if you are trying to do cluster analysis (unsupervised classification) you can do it directly in R:

files <- list.files()
EVI <- stack(files)
plot (EVI)

EVI.df <- as.data.frame(EVI)  
wss <- (nrow(EVI.df)-1)*sum(apply(EVI.df,2,var))
for (i in 2:12) {wss[i] <- sum(kmeans(EVI.df, centers=i)$withinss)} ## to choose numer of clusters...
plot(1:12, wss, type="b", xlab="Number of Clusters", ylab="Within groups sum of squares")

kmeans.EVI <- kmeans(EVI.df, 12) ### kmeans, with 12 clusters

clusters <- setValues(EVI, kmeans.EVI$cluster)  
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    Thanks for the unsupervised classification code in R script. But I am specifically looking to use the supervised classification algorithms written in SAGA through script.
    – Karthik K
    Jun 20, 2014 at 9:20

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