Maps, Data and Methods Related to Guerry (1833) "Moral Statistics of France"

Maps of France in 1830, multivariate datasets from A.-M. Guerry and others, and statistical and graphic methods related to Guerry's "Moral Statistics of France". The goal is to facilitate the exploration and development of statistical and graphic methods for multivariate data in a geo-spatial context of historical interest.


Version 1.6 (2014-09-23) Removed MultiSpat vignette because it is no longer compatible with CRAN policies. The old PDF version will be made available on the R-Forge project page.

Removed Suggests: spacemakeR (not on CRAN); moved sp, shapefiles to Suggests:

Removed thinSpatialPoly, as this is now provided in maptools

Made some examples in gfrance.Rd \dontrun{} to reduce check time

Version 1.5 (2011-11-08) Added back MultiSpat.Rnw vignette with MultiSpat.tex disguised as MultiSpat.Rnw Added NAMESPACE for R 2.14+

Version 1.4 (2010-02-15) Remove temporarily MultiSpat.Rnw vignette

Version 1.3 (2009-11-19) Added thinnedSpatialPoly to calculate thinned maps Added MultiSpat.Rnw vignette

Version 1.2 (2009-11-12) Added MultiSpat.pdf vignette (without .Rnw)

Version 1.1 (2009-10-28) Added Angeville data Released to CRAN

Version 1.0 (2009-10-20) Initial version uploaded to R-Forge

Reference manual

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1.7.0 by Michael Friendly, a year ago

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Authors: Michael Friendly [aut, cre] , Stephane Dray [aut]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

Task views: Analysis of Spatial Data

GPL license

Imports sp

Suggests spdep, ade4, maptools, RColorBrewer

Suggested by adegraphics.

See at CRAN