[R] cartograms in R?

Robert W. Baer, Ph.D. rbaer at atsu.edu
Sun May 28 17:42:39 CEST 2006

 Dan E. Kelley writes:
> Q: Has anyone implemented cartograms [**] in R? A search on the R
> site turned up
> https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-sig-geo/2005-December/000698.html


> and for some elegant examples for election results, see
> http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election

I don't know about any R implementations, but perhaps someone on the 
R-Sig-Geo has seen something.

Hopefully you noticed the CODE Gastner and Newman provide (through the site 
you mention) along with a short tutorial.  The software is available as a 
zip file from the link on: http://www.santafe.edu/~mgastner/

That site also provides links to Gastner and Newman's PNAS paper: 
http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/full/101/20/7499  or 

and links to a Windows executable, 
http://www.jatrigis.com/cartogram/cartogram.htm, and java implementations, 

The MAPresso site may also be of interest: 


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