# kppm

##### Fit cluster point process model

Fit a homogeneous or inhomogeneous cluster point process model to a point pattern.

##### Usage

`kppm(X, trend = ~1, clusters = "Thomas", covariates = NULL, ...)`

##### Arguments

- X
- Point pattern (object of class
`"ppp"`

) to which the model should be fitted. - trend
- An Rformula, with no left hand side, specifying the form of the log intensity.
- clusters
- Character string determining the cluster model.
Partially matched.
Options are
`"Thomas"`

and`"MatClust"`

. - covariates
- The values of any spatial covariates (other than the Cartesian coordinates) required by the model. A named list of pixel images.
- ...
- Arguments passed to
`thomas.estK`

or`matclust.estK`

controlling the minimum contrast fitting algorithm.

##### Details

This function fits a cluster point process model to the
point pattern dataset `X`

.

The algorithm first estimates the intensity function
of the point process, by fitting a Poisson process with log intensity
of the form specified by the formula `trend`

.
Then the inhomogeneous $K$ function is estimated using the
fitted intensity. Finally the parameters of the cluster model
are estimated by the method of minimum contrast using the
inhomogeneous $K$ function.

Currently the only options for the cluster mechanism
are `clusters="Thomas"`

for the Thomas process
and `clusters="MatClust"`

for the Matern cluster process.

##### Value

- An object of class
`"kppm"`

representing the fitted model. There are methods for printing, plotting, predicting, simulating and updating objects of this class.

##### References

Waagepetersen, R. (2006). An estimation function approach to inference for inhomogeneous Neyman-Scott processes. Submitted.

##### See Also

`plot.kppm`

,
`predict.kppm`

,
`simulate.kppm`

,
`update.kppm`

,
`thomas.estK`

,
`matclust.estK`

,
`mincontrast`

,
`Kinhom`

,
`ppm`

##### Examples

```
data(redwood)
kppm(redwood, ~1, "Thomas")
kppm(redwood, ~x, "MatClust")
```

*Documentation reproduced from package spatstat, version 1.17-1, License: GPL (>= 2)*