I would like to calculate glcm function in R for all (52) bands in my RasterStack. Using this code:


names(LS) <-  paste0("B", c(1:52))


for (i in 1:52){    
     band[i]<-glcm(LS$B1,window = c(3, 3),na_opt = 'center')

I get 1 layer RasterBrick with NA values and an error message: 1: In x@data@values[i] <- value : number of items to replace is not a multiple of replacement length

Do you know how to get the result for all the bands in my RasterStack?

  • Does the loop successfully run through all 52 iterations? Or does it exit on a certain value of i?
    – JPD
    May 1 '19 at 13:15
  • It goes through all the iterations but I got this message for 52 times: 1: In x@data@values[i] <- value : number of items to replace is not a multiple of replacement length
    – roubalma
    May 1 '19 at 13:18
  • Ok, have you tried running glcm on img1 before stacking it with anything else? If so, do you get the same error message?
    – JPD
    May 1 '19 at 13:21
  • Yes, I tried to do that and it worked for one selected band. It works for one band using RasterStack as well with this code: glcm(LS$B1,window = c(3, 3),na_opt = 'center')
    – roubalma
    May 1 '19 at 13:28
  • Does it make a difference if band is a stack instead of a brick?
    – JPD
    May 1 '19 at 13:32

The glcm function outputs a stack, with each band containing values for each of the statistics calculated. By default, all available statistics are computed.

You won't be able to put this stack into a single band within the brick as you are trying with band[i]<-. This is probably what is giving you the error message.

One solution would be to output each stack to a list and then look at stacking them together once the loop has completed.

Something like this should work:

out <- list()

for(i in 1:dim(LS)[3]) {

  out[i] <- glcm::glcm(LS[[i]], window = c(3, 3), na_opt = 'center')

  • Thank you, I tried to use list instead of brick usign this code LS<-stack(img1,img2,img3,img4,img5,img6,img7,img8,img9,img10,img11,img12,img13) names(LS) <- paste0("B", c(1:52)) band<-list() for (i in 1:52){ band[i]<-glcm(LS$B1,window = c(3, 3),na_opt = 'center') } and it went through 52 iterations but they were all calculated for the band B1. And I also get this warning implicit list embedding of S4 objects is deprecated
    – roubalma
    May 1 '19 at 14:10
  • I'm not sure how to deal with the deprecated warning, but I have added suggested code to my answer to ensure the list contains the unique stacks.
    – JPD
    May 1 '19 at 14:29
  • Thank you very much for your help! The code you suggested works. It helped me a lot.
    – roubalma
    May 1 '19 at 17:20
  • @roubalma Happy to help. Please mark the answer with the green tick if you feel it has helped with your issue.
    – JPD
    May 2 '19 at 13:35

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