As the title says, I'm wondering if it's possible to take the source of a grass add-on and compile it into a commandline app.

Or, alternatively, use the add-on in a python program.

Basically, I don't wish to use grass but I do want the power of an add-on for use in a separate program.


  • 1
    Why? You can call GRASS GIS functionality from outside Is it possible to use GRASS GIS in Python stand alone scripts?
    – gene
    May 14, 2014 at 18:59
  • I was hoping for something that didn't require GRASS. To answer 'why'...the short answer is that when I give a program to somebody, it would be nice to have the option of not having them install grass and the add-ons...some folks have trouble with that stuff. May 14, 2014 at 19:48
  • But you need all the libraries of GRASS to compile an add-on
    – gene
    May 14, 2014 at 19:57


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.