[R] Converting coordinates to actual distances

Paul Brewin pebrewin at sdsc.edu
Wed Sep 14 21:28:50 CEST 2005


I've been searching for a method of converting Lat/Lon decimal
coordinates into actual distances between points, and taking into
account the curvature of the earth.  Is there such a package in R?  I've
looked at the GeoR package, but this does not seem to contain what I am
looking for.  Ideally the output would be a triangular matrix of

Thanks in advance, 
Paul Brewin

Paul E Brewin (PhD)
Center for Research in Biological Systems
University of California San Diego
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La Jolla CA, 92093-0505
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