Does anybody know how to plot any attribute of a shapefile with R?

For example, like this.

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If you are looking for an interactive graphical view, mapview is the right choice. Use

## load packages

## download data
esp <- getData(country = "COL", level = 1)

## interactive plot

to display clickable polygons with a popup window showing you all the attribute values associated with a particular polygon. The package also features a version of spplot to display maps created via mapview statically (note that the function is still under heavy development).

## static plot
m <- mapview(esp)

spplot(m, zcol = "NAME_1", zoom = 6, 
       colorkey = FALSE, scales = list(draw = TRUE))

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