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Statistical computing language and software environment.

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
  • Geostatistics
  • Disease mapping and areal data analysis
  • Spatial Regression

See the CRAN Task View Analysis of Spatial Data for further information.


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