What follows is the output of a literate code document with text interspersed with code that executes certain actions, sometimes resulting in underlying data transmission, and sometimes producing tables or figures instead.
If you are interested in the mechanics of this review and analysis, you can peruse the embedded R code chunks.
If not, stick to the regular text, where I explain what transformations I’m enacting on the authors’ data.
In the first half of this review, I will cover several, mostly minor data import issues (I’ve bolded direct critiques or suggestions for improvements), before addressing issues with the authors’ building type ontology.
I will conclude with an extended thought experiment regarding what it can mean to think about spatial dispersion with this dataset.