Working paper

An open source software tool for spatial flow data analysis

Thibault Laurent, Paula Margaretic, and Christine Thomas-Agnan

Abstract

The rapidly increasing dimensionality and throughput of flow data require new tools for analysis and interpretation. This paper provides open source tools for the exploration and analysis of origin-destination spatial flow data. We integrate in a single open source R software tool existing visualization techniques for complex OD flow data, as well as new graphical representations. We discuss implementation of these tools from a practitioner point of view. These tools should help scholars to extract meaningful relations between entities accounting at the same time for the intensity of the movements (or relations) and the geography linking the spatial units

Reference

Thibault Laurent, Paula Margaretic, and Christine Thomas-Agnan, An open source software tool for spatial flow data analysis, TSE Working Paper, n. 21-1250, September 2021.

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TSE Working Paper, n. 21-1250, September 2021