recmap: Compute the Rectangular Statistical Cartogram

Implements the RecMap MP2 construction heuristic <doi:10.1109/INFVIS.2004.57>. 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). C++ is used to implement the computationally intensive tasks. The vignette included in this package provides documentation about the usage of the recmap algorithm.

Version: 1.0.17
Depends: R (≥ 4.3), GA (≥ 3.1), Rcpp (≥ 1.0), sp (≥ 1.3)
LinkingTo: Rcpp (≥ 1.0)
Suggests: doParallel, knitr, rmarkdown, shiny, testthat, tufte
Published: 2023-09-23
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.recmap
Author: Christian Panse ORCID iD [aut, cre]
Maintainer: Christian Panse <Christian.Panse at>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: yes
Citation: recmap citation info
Materials: NEWS
In views: Spatial
CRAN checks: recmap results


Reference manual: recmap.pdf
Vignettes: Draw your own Rectangular Statistical Cartogram with recmap


Package source: recmap_1.0.17.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): recmap_1.0.17.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): recmap_1.0.17.tgz, r-release (x86_64): recmap_1.0.17.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): recmap_1.0.17.tgz
Old sources: recmap archive


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