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Re: st: Randomize points to map polygons using -spmap- ?

From   Sergiy Radyakin <>
To   "" <>
Subject   Re: st: Randomize points to map polygons using -spmap- ?
Date   Tue, 16 Jul 2013 02:21:40 -0400

It is totally doable in Stata, see for example:
I don't see how R can help.. How would you do that in R? And why not
try in Stata?
What country(ies) are you dealing with? What precision do you need
(e.g. 50meters? or 1 degree?).

On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 9:56 PM,  <> wrote:
> Thanks for the info Sergiy! I was trying to avoid using other programs
> (ArcGIS etc) so I could keep my analysis all in one consistent script,
> but given the oddity of PIP algos (ie, ensuring randomness) coding it
> up might not be the best idea. FWIW, I am hoping to randomly
> distribute the points within each polygon separately.
> I am thinking that Roger Newson's -Rsource- (SSC) might be my best
> option then....
> cheers-
> Andrew Lover
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