recmap: Compute the Rectangular Statistical Cartogram

Provides an interface and a C++ implementation of the RecMap MP2 construction heuristic (see 'citation("recmap")' for details). This algorithm draws maps according to a given statistical value (e.g. election results, population or epidemiological data). The basic idea of the RecMap algorithm is that each map region (e.g. different countries) is represented by a rectangle. The area of each rectangle represents the statistical value given as input (maintain zero cartographic error). Documentation about RecMap is provided by a vignette included in this package.

Version: 0.5.20
Depends: R (≥ 3.3), GA (≥ 3.0.0), Rcpp (≥ 0.12.4), sp
LinkingTo: Rcpp (≥ 0.12.4)
Suggests: colorspace, doParallel, knitr, maps, noncensus, shiny, testthat
Published: 2017-04-10
Author: Christian Panse [aut, cre]
Maintainer: Christian Panse <Christian.Panse at>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: yes
SystemRequirements: C++11
Citation: recmap citation info
Materials: README NEWS
In views: Spatial
CRAN checks: recmap results


Reference manual: recmap.pdf
Vignettes: recmap primer
Package source: recmap_0.5.20.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X El Capitan binaries: r-release: recmap_0.5.20.tgz
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-oldrel: recmap_0.5.20.tgz
Old sources: recmap archive


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