[R] Shapefiles

From: Tarmo Remmel <tarmo.remmel_at_sympatico.ca>
Date: Fri 10 Feb 2006 - 05:41:45 EST

Dear List,

I have examined the sp, maptools, and shapefiles packages (Windows) but cannot seem to figure out a solution for writing shapefiles for 'curvy shapes'. The scenario is that I generate a series of polygons, circles, and ellipses on a plot and would like to convert them to shapefiles. Since the circles and ellipses are do not return a coordinate list during the plotting sequence (e.g., all I need supply are the lengths of axes and rotation angle), is there an easy way by which the plot window can be converted to a shapefile?

Thank you,


Tarmo Remmel Ph.D.
GUESS Lab, Department of Geography
University of Toronto at Mississauga
Mississauga, Ontario, L5L 1C6
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