# areaLoss

0th

Percentile

##### Difference of Disc Areas

Computes the area of that part of a disc that is not covered by other discs.

Keywords
spatial, math
##### Usage
areaLoss(X, r, ..., W=as.owin(X), subset=NULL,
exact=FALSE,
ngrid=spatstat.options("ngrid.disc"))
##### Arguments
X
Locations of the centres of discs. A point pattern (object of class "ppp").
r
...
Ignored.
W
Optional. Window (object of class "owin") inside which the area should be calculated.
subset
Optional. Index identifying a subset of the points of X for which the area difference should be computed.
exact
Choice of algorithm. If exact=TRUE, areas are computed exactly using analytic geometry. If exact=FALSE then a faster algorithm is used to compute a discrete approximation to the areas.
ngrid
Integer. Number of points in the square grid used to compute the discrete approximation, when exact=FALSE.
##### Details

This function computes, for each point X[i] in X and for each radius r, the area of that part of the disc of radius r centred at the location X[i] that is not covered by any of the other discs of radius r centred at the points X[j] for j not equal to i. This area is important in some calculations related to the area-interaction model AreaInter.

The result is a matrix, with one row for each point in X and one column for each entry of r.

##### Value

• A matrix with one row for each point in X (or X[subset]) and one column for each value in r.

AreaInter, areaGain, dilated.areas
data(cells)
areaLoss(cells, 0.1)