I was so excited when I saw it for the first time and I think that it's really awesome for plotting any data on a map.
Let me explain how we can
- Get data(WDI package)
- Manipulate data(dplyr package)
- Visualize the result(rMaps package)
with greate R packages.
Except for rMaps package, you can install these packages(WDI, dplyr) from CRAN by usual way.
To install rMaps package, you just write the following commands on R console.
(Don't forget to install “devtools” package to use install_github function.)
Now, as an example, I show you that
- Get “CO2 emissions (kt)” data from World Bank by WDI package
- Summarze it to by dplyr package
- Visualize it by rMaps package
The result is shown below:
By the way, recently an Japanese R professional guy often posts his greate articles. I recommend you to see these articles if you are interested in visualizing and dplyr especially.
# Get CO2 emission data from World bank
# Data source : http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/EN.ATM.CO2E.KT/
df <- WDI(country=c("all"),
# Data manipulation By dplyr
data <- df %.%
#Add iso3c format country code
mutate(iso3c=countrycode(iso2c, "iso2c", "iso3c")) %.%
#Get the most recent CO2 emission data
# Visualize it by rMaps
i1 <- ichoropleth(value~iso3c, data, map="world")
i1$show("iframesrc", cdn = TRUE) # for blog post
#... or you can direct plot by just evaluating "i1" on R console.