How to Make a Smoother Animated Growth Map in R
Show change over time and geography with smooth transitions.
This tutorial is how to make such a map. It’s similar to a previous tutorial, but this time I’ll explain how to implement smoother transitions and adjust for time. I think the additional complexity is worth it.
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