Global Administrative Areas (GADM) is a spatial database of the location of the world’s administrative areas. Files are provided as Google Earth KMZ, shapefiles (.shp), ESRI geodatabase and as I was exited to see: as .RData files.
This is a very simple, quick and dirty attempt to make use of the NYT Articles API from within R. Continue reading
This procedure was used to run redistricting simulations with an R module called BARD (Better Automated ReDistricting). Since the same code needed to be run repeatedly for 2-200 seats and for all US states, a parallel computing environment was used. Continue reading