[R] maps in R

Ray Brownrigg Ray.Brownrigg at mcs.vuw.ac.nz
Fri Nov 2 23:33:26 CET 2001

> While I am not an expert in either R or S, I believe the maps library is
> somewhat broken with respect to projections.  

> Any ideas, comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated.  Does anyone
> know who the author of this package is?  I found it at
> ftp://ftp.mcs.vuw.ac.nz/pub/statistics/map/ and I am using R-1.3.1 on
> Linux 2.4.x-x.
The authors are the original authors (Becker and Wilks).  I merely
ported their code to R (with their permission), as much of it as was
necessary for my purposes.  The projection sources are included so that
if anyone wants those for their purposes, they may fix them and make
them available to all.

Note: the thinning code does not work either, there is no version of
the package for Windows, and the databases are only available as
platform-dependent binaries [hence the package is not available on

Ray Brownrigg
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