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This function takes an addresses data.frame, links it to an authors_references dataset and plots a network diagram generated for countries of co-authorship.


  lineResolution = 10,
  mapRegion = "world",
  lineAlpha = 0.5



the address element from the list outputted from the authors_georef() function, containing geocoded address latitude and longitude locations.


the resolution of the lines drawn, higher numbers will make smoother curves default is 10.


what portion of the world map to show. possible values include "world", "North America", "South America", "Australia", "Africa", "Antarctica", and "Eurasia"


transparency of the lines, fed into ggplots alpha value. Number between 0 - 1.


## Using the output of authors_georef (e.g., BITR_geocode)
## Plots the whole world
output <- plot_net_country(BITR_geocode)
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#> Error: 'gpclibPermit' is not an exported object from 'namespace:maptools'

## Mapping only North America
output <- plot_net_country(BITR_geocode, mapRegion = 'North America')
#> Error: 'gpclibPermit' is not an exported object from 'namespace:maptools'

## Change the transparency of lines by modifying the lineAlpha parameter
output <- plot_net_country(BITR_geocode, lineAlpha = 0.2)
#> Error: 'gpclibPermit' is not an exported object from 'namespace:maptools'
## Change the curvature of lines by modifying the lineResolution paramater
output <- plot_net_country(BITR_geocode, lineResolution = 30 )
#> Error: 'gpclibPermit' is not an exported object from 'namespace:maptools'
## With all arguments: 
output <- plot_net_country(BITR_geocode, mapRegion = 'North America', lineAlpha = 0.2,
                 lineResolution = 30)
#> Error: 'gpclibPermit' is not an exported object from 'namespace:maptools'