# spokes

##### Spokes pattern of dummy points

Generates a pattern of dummy points in a window, given a data point pattern. The dummy points lie on the radii of circles emanating from each data point.

- Keywords
- spatial

##### Usage

`spokes(x, y, nrad = 3, nper = 3, fctr = 1.5)`

##### Arguments

- x
- Vector of $x$ coordinates of data points.
- y
- Vector of $y$ coordinates of data points.
- nrad
- Number of radii emanating from each data point.
- nper
- Number of dummy points per radius.
- fctr
- Scale factor.
Length of largest spoke radius is
`fctr * M`

where`M`

is the mean nearest neighbour distance for the data points.

##### Details

This function is useful in creating dummy points for quadrature
schemes (see `quadscheme`

).

Given the point pattern specified by the vectors
`x`

and `y`

, the function
creates a pattern of `nrad * nper * length(x)`

dummy points.

Around each data point `(x[i],y[i])`

there are
`nrad * nper`

dummy points, lying on `nrad`

radii
emanating from `(x[i],y[i])`

, with `nper`

dummy points
equally spaced along each radius.

The (equal) spacing of dummy points along each radius is
controlled by the factor `fctr`

.
The distance from a data point to the furthest of its associated
dummy points is `fctr * M`

where `M`

is the mean nearest neighbour distance
for the data points.

##### Value

- A list with two components
`x`

and`y`

, which are numeric vectors giving the coordinates of the dummy points.

##### See Also

`quad.object`

,
`quadscheme`

,
`inside.owin`

,
`gridcentres`

,
`stratrand`

##### Examples

```
library(spatstat)
dat <- runifrect(10)
plot(dat)
dum <- spokes(dat$x, dat$y)
points(dum$x, dum$y, pch=".")
Q <- quadscheme(dat, dum)
```

*Documentation reproduced from package spatstat, version 1.1-3, License: GPL version 2 or newer*