BayesX (version 0.3-1)

read.bnd: Read Geographical Information in Boundary Format

Description

Reads the geographical information provided in a file in boundary format (see Ch. 5 of the BayesX Reference Manual) and stores it in a map object.

Usage

read.bnd(file, sorted=FALSE)

Arguments

file

Name of the boundary file to be read.

sorted

Should the regions be ordered by the numbers speciying the region names (sorted=TRUE)?

Value

Returns a list of polygons that form the map. Additional attributes are

surrounding

Parallel list where for each polygon, the name of a possible surrounding region is saved.

height2width

Ratio between height and width of the map. Allows customised drawing and storage in files by specifying the appropriate height and width.

class

Indicates whether the map is stored in boundary format (bnd) or graph format (gra). Maps returned by read.bnd are of class bnd

References

BayesX Reference Manual. Available from http://www.bayesx.org/

See Also

write.bnd,drawmap,read.gra,write.gra

Examples

# NOT RUN {
germany <- read.bnd(system.file("examples/germany.bnd", package="BayesX"))
drawmap(map=germany)
attributes(germany)

germany <- read.bnd(system.file("examples/germany2001.bnd", package="BayesX"))
drawmap(map=germany)
attributes(germany)
# }