Global Administrative Areas (GADM) is a spatial database of the location of the world’s administrative areas. Files are provided as Google Earth KMZ, shapefiles (.shp), ESRI geodatabase and as I was exited to see: as .RData files.
This procedure was used to run redistricting simulations with an R module called BARD (Better Automated ReDistricting). Since the same code needed to be run repeatedly for 2-200 seats and for all US states, a parallel computing environment was used. Continue reading
Recently I revisited Aquamacs (1.7), to see how I could set it up for a distributed collaboration scenario. Here are a few things I found helpful.