Ways of plotting map data in R (and python)

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Thanks to Scott Jackson, Daniel Ezra Johnson, David Morris, Michael Shvartzman, and Nathanial Smith for the recommendations and pointers to the packages mentioned below.


  1. Jaeger, T. F., Pontillo, D., & Graff, P. (2012). Comment on “Phonemic diversity supports a serial founder effect model of language expansion from Africa”. Science, 335(6072), 1042. doi:10.1126/science.1215107
  2. Jaeger, T. F., Graff, P., Croft, W., & Pontillo, D. (2011). Mixed effect models for genetic and areal dependencies in linguistic typology. Linguistic Typology, 15(2), 281–319. doi:10.1515/LITY.2011.021

One thought on “Ways of plotting map data in R (and python)

    Mike Shvartsman said:
    March 17, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Just saw this, thanks for the shout-out. To clarify, leaflet and d3 are separate and rCharts has interfaces to both. I couldn’t figure out how to get rCharts to do maps using d3, though plain d3 will do it so it should be possible if the interface is rich enough.


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