[R] maps in R (fwd)

Claudia Tebaldi tebaldi at rap.ucar.edu
Wed Oct 31 22:36:14 CET 2001

Here is the answer to an old question of mine, regarding maps in R
Hope this help.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 13:48:05 -0400
From: Kieran Healy <kjhealy at Princeton.EDU>
To: Claudia Tebaldi <tebaldi at ucar.edu>
Subject: Re: [R] maps in R

Hi  Claudia --

you can get the maps() library from here:


It's not on CRAN because it's still in development. I've been using it
for a while with no trouble, though. As far as I remember, it installs
like a regular R library. 


Claudia Tebaldi wrote:
> Hi everybody
> Does any of you know how to mimick the functionality of the Splus
> library "maps "  in R?
> I.E.:I'd like to draw contours of the US and individual states, and be
> able to overlay points by giving lat/long coordinates to points() or
> text() functions.  I'd be a happy camper with just the state-level
> resolution. . . .
> thanks in advance
> claudia

Kieran Healy
Department of Sociology, Princeton University,
Princeton NJ 08544. kjhealy at princeton.edu

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