[R] Election Maps

Duncan Temple Lang duncan at wald.ucdavis.edu
Sun Nov 9 02:07:29 CET 2008

I've been marginally curious about this since 2004, and
spent a little time providing the beginnings of a port
which gives the basic facilities of Mark Newman's code
in R.  There is a package on the Omegahat repository

   install.packages("Rcartogram", repos = "http://www.omegahat.org/R",
                       type = "source")

( You will first need to have libfftw3 installed.  And there is no
Windows build yet. )

  Due to very limited time availability, it is currently reasonably 
bare-bones, following the interface provided by Mark, but from within R
and providing a predict() method. But there may be problems, and I 
haven't had the time to work on creating the map of the US states.

  Feedback, changes, enhancements, examples, etc. encouraged.


Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> On 11/7/2008 8:31 AM, roger koenker wrote:
>> Those of you with an interest in the US election and/or
>> statistical graphics may find the maps at:
>>     http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/2008/
>> interesting.
> Nice stuff.  Do you know if anyone has ported the cartogram code to R? I 
> see a question on the list a couple of years ago
> https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-help/2006-May/106501.html
> but I don't see a positive answer...
> Duncan Murdoch
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