recmap: Compute the Rectangular Statistical Cartogram

Provides an interface and a C++ implementation of the RecMap MP2 construction heuristic (Panse C. (2018) <doi:10.18637/jss.v086.c01>). 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 the usage of the recmap algorithm is provided by a vignette included in this package.

Version: 1.0.5
Depends: R (≥ 3.5), GA (≥ 3.1), Rcpp (≥ 1.0), sp (≥ 1.3)
LinkingTo: Rcpp (≥ 1.0)
Suggests: colorspace, doParallel, knitr, lattice, maps, noncensus, shiny, testthat, tufte, xtable
Published: 2019-06-03
Author: Christian Panse ORCID iD [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: Draw your own Rectangular Statistical Cartogram with recmap
Package source: recmap_1.0.5.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-devel-gcc8:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X binaries: r-release: recmap_1.0.5.tgz, r-oldrel: recmap_1.0.5.tgz
Old sources: recmap archive


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