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From the Publisher"For someone working outside of the fields of spatial modeling and political science, simple and informative plots of results are vital to understanding exactly what spatial modeling is capable of in political science. This book emphasizes this need too, and the graphics provided help to answer questions on various issues from different countries.
The book provides a user-friendly chapter on R and throughout offers simple summaries of established functions, such as optimization methods, which are valuable for any R user regardless of their research focus and ability. On top of these are useful descriptions and examples of more advanced packages for spatial modeling, with printed R code and exercises for the reader.
This book appears to be a great tool for established political scientists and spatial modelers, as well as those new to the fields who want to get up to speed."
—Significance, October 2014
"Analyzing Spatial Models of Choice and Judgment with R is the rare R-instructional book that succeeds on three levels. It clearly sets forth the psychological theory underlying its modeling method. It demonstrates how the mathematics used for the modeling provide principles of construction and interpretation consistent with that theory. And, it features very well-presented and sophisticated R code—sophisticated enough to bring novice users of R very far along the path of proficiency and even enough, in some sections, to educate and challenge more advanced users. Students and practitioners interested in this field, or in latent space modeling in general, should consider it essential reading."
—Gary Evans, Journal of Statistical Software, June 2014