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Google Summer of Code 2010 R Project for Statistical Computing

rgeos - an R wrapper for GEOS

by rundel for R Project for Statistical Computing

At present there does not exist a robust geometry engine available to R, the tools that are available tend to be limited in scope and do not easily integrate with existing spatial analysis tools. GEOS [1] is a powerful open source geometry engine written in C++ that implements spatial functions and operators from the OpenGIS Simple Features for SQL [2] specification. rgeos will make these tools available within R and will integrate with existing spatial data tools through the sp package [3].