This package provides functions to compute the potential model as defined by Stewart (1941). Several options are available to customize the model, for example it is possible to fine-tune the distance friction functions or to use custom distance matrices. Some computations are parallelized to improve their efficiency.

You can install the released version of `potential`

from
CRAN with:

```
install.packages("potential")
```

You can install the development version of `potential`

from GitHub with:

```
# install.packages("remotes")
remotes::install_github("riatelab/potential")
```

```
library(mapsf)
library(potential)
# Display the spatial interaction function
plot_inter(fun = "e", span = 75000, beta = 2, limit = 250000)
```

```
# create a regular grid
y <- create_grid(x = n3_poly, res = 20000)
# compute potentials
pot <- mcpotential(
x = n3_pt, y = y,
var = "POP19",
fun = "e", span = 75000,
beta = 2, limit = 250000,
ncl = 2
)
# Define potential according to the maximum value
y$pot <- pot / max(pot) * 100
# create equipotential areas
bks <- seq(0, 100, length.out = 11)
equipot <- equipotential(y, var = "pot", breaks = bks, mask = n3_poly)
# map potentials
mf_theme("default")
mf_map(x = equipot, var = "min", type = "choro",
breaks = bks,
pal = hcl.colors(10, 'Teal'),
border = "#121725",
leg_val_rnd = 0,
lwd = .2,
leg_pos = "topright",
leg_title = "Potential Intensity")
mf_title(txt = "Potentials of Population")
mf_credits(txt = "© EuroGeographics for the administrative boundaries and © Eurostat for data")
```

This package provides access to the revamped potential-related functions
initially offered by
`SpatialPosition`

.

Stewart, John Q. 1941. “An Inverse Distance Variation for Certain Social
Influences.” *Science* 93 (2404): 89–90.
.

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