spatstat.geom (version 2.1-0)

Extract.tess: Extract or Replace Subset of Tessellation


Extract, change or delete a subset of the tiles of a tessellation, to make a new tessellation.


# S3 method for tess
[(x, i, …)
  # S3 method for tess
[(x, i, …) <- value



A tessellation (object of class "tess").


Subset index for the tiles of the tessellation. Alternatively a window (object of class "owin").

One argument that specifies the subset to be extracted or changed. Any valid format for the subset index in a list.


Replacement value for the selected tiles of the tessellation. A list of windows (objects of class "owin") or NULL.


A tessellation (object of class "tess").


A tessellation (object of class "tess", see tess) is effectively a list of tiles (spatial regions) that cover a spatial region. The subset operator [.tess extracts some of these tiles and forms a new tessellation, which of course covers a smaller region than the original.

For [.tess only, the subset index can also be a window (object of class "owin"). The tessellation x is then intersected with the window.

The replacement operator changes the selected tiles. The replacement value may be either NULL (which causes the selected tiles to be removed from x) or a list of the same length as the selected subset. The entries of value may be windows (objects of class "owin") or NULL to indicate that the corresponding tile should be deleted.

Generally it does not make sense to replace a tile in a tessellation with a completely different tile, because the tiles are expected to fit together. However this facility is sometimes useful for making small adjustments to polygonal tiles.

See Also

tess, tiles, intersect.tess.


# }
   A <- tess(xgrid=0:4, ygrid=0:3)
   B <- A[c(1, 3, 7)]
   E <- A[-1]
   A[c(2, 5, 11)] <- NULL
# }