raster (version 3.4-10)

sampleRandom: Random sample

Description

Take a random sample from the cell values of a Raster* object (without replacement).

Usage

# S4 method for Raster
sampleRandom(x, size, na.rm=TRUE, ext=NULL, 
    cells=FALSE, rowcol=FALSE, xy=FALSE, sp=FALSE, asRaster=FALSE, ...)

Arguments

x

Raster* object

size

positive integer giving the number of items to choose

na.rm

logical. If TRUE (the default), NA values are removed from random sample

ext

Extent object. To limit regular sampling to the area within the extent

cells

logical. If TRUE, sampled cell numbers are also returned

rowcol

logical. If TRUE, sampled row and column numbers are also returned

xy

logical. If TRUE, coordinates of sampled cells are also returned

sp

logical. If TRUE, a SpatialPointsDataFrame is returned

asRaster

logical. If TRUE, a Raster* object is returned with random cells with values, all other cells with NA

...

Additional arguments as in writeRaster. Only relevant when asRaster=TRUE

Value

A vector, matrix (if cells=TRUE or x is a multi-layered object), or a SpatialPointsDataFrame (if sp=TRUE )

Details

With argument na.rm=TRUE, the returned sample may be smaller than requested

See Also

sampleRegular, sampleStratified

Examples

# NOT RUN {
 r <- raster(system.file("external/test.grd", package="raster"))
 sampleRandom(r, size=10)
 s <- stack(r, r)
 sampleRandom(s, size=5, cells=TRUE, sp=TRUE)
# }