Creating & Refining Districts

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2010-09-16
2012-10-10
  • Joshua Miller
    Joshua Miller
    2010-09-16

    I have had great success creating redistricting plans with Census Block Groups
    for mid-size states using the following code.
    cplan<-createContiguousPlan(IL.map,20,predvar="POP",threshold=0.1)
    The districts are contiguous but not equal "enough" in population. Increasing
    the threshold or using any of the refinement commands has not improved the
    Population scores and in fact negatively impacted contiguity.
    Any thoughts or suggestion would be greatly appreciated on how to improve
    population scores without negatively impacting contiguity?