Dr. Benedikt Gräler

52°North Initiative for Geospatial Open Source Software GmbH
Martin-Luther-King-Weg 24
48155 Muenster, Germany




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Benedikt Gräler earned his PhD in Geoinformatics in 2014. He conducted his research at the Institute for Geoinformatics in the field of Spatial Statistics and his developments and findings are collected in his dissertation entitled Developing Spatio-Temporal Copulas. In January 2016, he joined the Institute of Hydrology, Water Resources Management and Environmental Engineering as a research associate and contributed to the SFB 823 "Statistical modelling of nonlinear dynamic processes". Since May 2017, he works at the 52°North Initiative for Geospatial Open Source Software GmbH as a research associate and consultant.



Benedikt is working on copulas in the spatial and spatio-temporal domain. This includes modelling spatio-temporal random fields, trajectory data of various kinds as well as identifying and modelling extreme events in space and time. Please, take a look at his publications for a detailed list of recent professional activities. With the help of shiny, he made different copula families interactively accessible in his copulatheque.


In parallel to his research, Benedikt continuously develops a R package combining the functionality that has been part of his research. See the project homepage of spcopula on R-forge for some more information. Besides to his own R package, he contributes to a set of further R packages related to copulas as well as spatial and spatio-temporal data representation and analysis. A detailed overview can be found on his OpenHub profile.


Pasting the following line to your R-console prompt should install the latest version of the package spcopula:


install.packages("spcopula", repos="http://R-Forge.R-project.org")

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