[R] maps does not work

Lukas Gudmundsson lukas.gudmundsson at gmail.com
Thu Oct 11 10:05:41 CEST 2007

I am trying to draw geographical maps with the maps package. However
if I try to access the data following error occurs:

> require(maps)
> map()
Fehler in zip.file.extract(file, "Rdata.zip") :
  'destination' existiert nicht
# Error in zip.file.extract(file, "Rdata.zip") : 'destination' does not exist

> traceback()
4: zip.file.extract(file, "Rdata.zip")
3: data(list = dbname)
2: maptype(database)
1: map()

To check if I have principle problems with my system I tried:

> require(mapdata)
> map('worldHires', col=1:10)
# Works

I am running R 2.6.0 and a current version of maps. But I had a
similar problem with R 2.5.1
Is this a known issue?


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