sp released with new gallery
CRAN has now accepted sp version 1.2-3 (NEWS). Besides some smaller bug fixes, it comes with
- proper plot methods for
SpatialGridDataFrameobjects (see this blog post), and
- a new maps gallery showcasing better graticules, the use of web maps (google or OpenStreetMaps backdrop), as well as some
ggplot-made maps and responsive
Checking all of the direct reverse dependencies, one of the requirements for CRAN submissions, took around half a day on a single core. It gave me
library(tools) summary(check_packages_in_dir(".", reverse = "all")) Check status summary: ERROR WARN NOTE OK Source packages 0 0 0 1 Reverse depends 6 2 46 185 ...
Five of the six Errors were due to missing second order reverse
dependencies, the remaining revealed an issue with RandomFields,
which had made the assumption that sp has no
plot method for
SpatialGridDataFrame objects; this has been resolved with its
maintainer Martin Schlather.
The new sp gallery is not part of the sp package distribution (like a vignette) in order to keep sp’s dependencies to a minimum. The gallery source files are found in the gh-pages branch on github. Additions or improvements can be directly submitted as pull requests, or as issues on github.