I frequently use the package 'lidR' to do forest point cloud analysis and the package functions OK, just I noticed that every time I load in point clouds using Rstudio, the file sizes seem to be much larger than they should be. The code to load in the files is simple, such as:
library(lidR) lashome <-('C:/Directoryname') setwd(lashome) #input las files UASfile <- ('UAS_1cm_aligned.las') #read las file las = lidR::readLAS(UASfile, select = "*+")
The question is, why is the filesize reported as 1.8GB in Rstudio when the actual filesize is 695MB? Is this an Rstudio glitch that I should just ignore?