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lingtypology package connects R with the Glottolog database (v. 2.7) and provides additional functionality for linguistic mapping. The Glottolog database contains the catalogue of the world's languages. This package helps researchers to make linguistic maps, using philosophy of the Cross-Linguistic Linked Data project, which uniform access to the data across publications. This package is based on leaflet package, so lingtypology package is a package for linguistic interactive mapping.


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Sometimes installation failed because of the absence of the package crosstalk. Just install it using command install.packages("crosstalk"). Misha Voronov claim that for correct instalation on Debian some additional packages should be installed:

apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev
apt-get install libssl-dev

Load a library:


For a detailed tutorial see GitHub pages.

You can contribute to lingtypology, but look through contribution info before.