R is a programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It offers a number of tools and methods for statistical analysis of almost everything. Several add-on packages provide functions for handling and analysis of spatial, and particularly geographical, data. These packages can be roughly structured into the following topics:
- Classes for spatial data
- Handling spatial data
- Reading and writing spatial data
- Point pattern analysis
- Disease mapping and areal data analysis
- Spatial Regression
See the CRAN Task View Analysis of Spatial Data for further information.