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Some of the functionality of the World Plotting Package is now available in CountryData.

is a function to generate maps of the world that draw data from a specified database, where list is a list of countries from the database.

produces a map where shading is either a function applied to each name in list, producing a color or grayscale, or is a list of shades, one per name in list.
  • Country names in list are usually specified as strings.