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Map of the United States including Alaska and Hawaii with R

Alaska and Hawaii represented in a typical state-level choropleth map — i.e. below the Southwestern border states. Turns-out it’s not that straightforward to do. After some tinkering… …the result: Seems as though the AK and HI portions of the layout … Continue reading

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rgdal on Mac OS X: reprise

After successful installation of rgdal on a Mac, trying again on an older MacBook Pro running OS X 10.5 (Leopard). Upgraded to the latest R (2.13.1), and followed all of my previous steps. But on “R CMD INSTALL…” got an … Continue reading

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rgdal on Mac OS X

This was a bit of a headache to get right. Here’s what worked on OS X 10.6.7 (Snow Leopard, i386 architecture, R version 2.12.2): 1) Download the “GDAL Complete” framework from and install. 2) Open R, and on the startup panel in … Continue reading

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