[R] plot map of areas

Peter Dalgaard p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Fri Nov 21 14:30:13 CET 2003

"Pascal A. Niklaus" <Pascal.Niklaus at unibas.ch> writes:

> Hi all,
> Given a number of points (x,y) in a plane, I'd like to plot a map of
> polygons, so that
>     1) each polygon contains exactly one point
>     2) the polygon defines the area for which this specific point is
> closer than any other point.
> It's a bit like a map of areas "influenced" by that point, and it's
> obviously a matter of intersecting the perpendicular bisectors between
> adjacent points.
> I believe this type of map has a name, but I can't remember how it's
> called.

Voronoi Tesselation, unless my memory is failing me (again...)
> Is there a function somewhere in a R package that may do this?

package deldir will do VTs.

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