Shapefiles in R

I’ve posted before on this and I clearly didn’t know what I was doing. I still don’t really know what I’m doing but I now have some pretty pictures and that’s all anybody really wants. In this post I’m going to import a postcode shapefile from the OS, plot the postcodes in R, find the neighbours of each postcode and convert the data into a network graph. Github repository here.

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Land Registry Data

My computer has been struggling with some of the code I’ve been trying to run, it is pretty old and doesn’t have enough memory for large datasets in R. So rather than buy a better laptop I’ve set up an Amazon Web Service account and using this guide set up a computer so I don’t have to use mine. I’m only using the free one for now but if I want to have a go at processing something larger this will allow me to pay a small fee to use a more powerful machine for a short period of time.

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