# rlabel

##### Random Re-Labelling of Point Pattern

Randomly allocates marks to a point pattern, or permutes the existing marks, or resamples from the existing marks.

##### Usage

`rlabel(X, labels=marks(X), permute=TRUE)`

##### Arguments

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

). - labels
- Vector of values from which the new marks will be drawn at random. Defaults to the vector of existing marks.
- permute
- Logical value indicating whether to generate new marks
by randomly permuting
`labels`

or by drawing a random sample with replacement.

##### Details

This very simple function allocates random marks to
an existing point pattern `X`

. It is useful
for hypothesis testing purposes.

In the simplest case, the command `rlabel(X)`

yields
a point pattern obtained from `X`

by randomly permuting
the marks of the points.

If `permute=TRUE`

, then `labels`

should be a vector of
length equal to the number of points in `X`

.
The result of `rlabel`

will be a point pattern
with locations given by `X`

and marks given by
a random permutation of `labels`

(i.e. a random sample without
replacement).

If `permute=FALSE`

, then `labels`

may be a vector of
any length.
The result of `rlabel`

will be a point pattern
with locations given by `X`

and marks given by
a random sample from `labels`

(with replacement).

##### Value

- A marked point pattern.

##### See Also

`marks<-`

to assign arbitrary marks.

##### Examples

```
data(amacrine)
# Randomly permute the marks "on" and "off"
# Result always has 142 "off" and 152 "on"
Y <- rlabel(amacrine)
# randomly allocate marks "on" and "off"
# with probabilities p(off) = 0.48, p(on) = 0.52
Y <- rlabel(amacrine, permute=FALSE)
# randomly allocate marks "A" and "B" with equal probability
data(cells)
Y <- rlabel(cells, labels=factor(c("A", "B")), permute=FALSE)
```

*Documentation reproduced from package spatstat, version 1.20-2, License: GPL (>= 2)*