randomPoints

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Random points

Generate random points that can be used to extract background values ("random-absence"). The points are sampled (without replacement) from the cells that are not 'NA' in raster 'mask'.

If the coordinate reference system (of mask) is longitude/latitude, sampling is weighted by the size of the cells. That is, because cells close to the equator are larger than cells closer to the poles, equatorial cells have a higher probability of being selected.

Keywords
spatial
Usage
randomPoints(mask, n, p, ext=NULL, extf=1.1, excludep=TRUE, prob=FALSE, 
             cellnumbers=FALSE, tryf=3, warn=2, lonlatCorrection=TRUE)
Arguments
mask

Raster* object. If the object has cell values, cells with NA are excluded (of the first layer of the object if there are multiple layers)

n

integer. Number of points

p

Presence points (if provided, random points won't be in the same cells (as defined by mask)

ext

Extent object. Can be used to restrict sampling to a spatial extent

extf

numeric. Multiplyer to adjust the size of extent 'ext'. The default increases of 1.1 increases the extent a little (5% at each side of the extent)

excludep

logical. If TRUE, presence points are exluded from background

prob

logical. If TRUE the values in mask are interpreted as probability weights (and the values should be positive numbers (or NA)). NOTE: this currently only works for rasters of a relatively modest size (that can be loaded into RAM)

cellnumbers

logical. If TRUE, cell numbers for mask are returned rather than coordinates

tryf

numeric > 1. Multiplyer used for initial sample size from which the requested sample size is extracted after removing NA points (outside of mask)

warn

integer. 2 or higher gives most warnings. 0 or lower gives no warnings if sample size n is not reached

lonlatCorrection

logical. If TRUE then correct for the fact that longitude/latitude is not a planar coordinate system

Value

matrix with coordinates, or, if cellnumbers=TRUE, a vector with cell numbers.

Aliases
  • randomPoints
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