eurodist: Distances Between European Cities and Between US Cities

Description Usage Format Source


The eurodist gives the road distances (in km) between 21 cities in Europe. The data are taken from a table in The Cambridge Encyclopaedia.

UScitiesD gives “straight line” distances between 10 cities in the US.




dist objects based on 21 and 10 objects, respectively. (You must have the stats package loaded to have the methods for this kind of object available).


Crystal, D. Ed. (1990) The Cambridge Encyclopaedia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,

The US cities distances were provided by Pierre Legendre.

Questions? Problems? Suggestions? Tweet to @rdrrHQ or email at

Please suggest features or report bugs in the GitHub issue tracker.

All documentation is copyright its authors; we didn't write any of that.