# pairdist.ppp

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##### Pairwise distances

Computes the matrix of distances between all pairs of points in a point pattern.

Keywords
spatial, math
##### Usage
## S3 method for class 'ppp':
pairdist(X, \dots, periodic=FALSE, method="C", squared=FALSE)
##### Arguments
X
A point pattern (object of class "ppp").
...
Ignored.
periodic
Logical. Specifies whether to apply a periodic edge correction.
method
String specifying which method of calculation to use. Values are "C" and "interpreted". Usually not specified.
squared
Logical. If squared=TRUE, the squared distances are returned instead (this computation is faster).
##### Details

This is a method for the generic function pairdist.

Given a point pattern X (an object of class "ppp"), this function computes the Euclidean distances between all pairs of points in X, and returns the matrix of distances.

Alternatively if periodic=TRUE and the window containing X is a rectangle, then the distances will be computed in the periodic' sense (also known as torus' distance): opposite edges of the rectangle are regarded as equivalent. This is meaningless if the window is not a rectangle.

If squared=TRUE then the squared Euclidean distances $d^2$ are returned, instead of the Euclidean distances $d$. The squared distances are faster to calculate, and are sufficient for many purposes (such as finding the nearest neighbour of a point). The argument method is not normally used. It is retained only for checking the validity of the software. If method = "interpreted" then the distances are computed using interpreted R code only. If method="C" (the default) then C code is used. The C code is somewhat faster.

##### Value

• A square matrix whose [i,j] entry is the distance between the points numbered i and j.

pairdist, pairdist.default, pairdist.psp, crossdist, nndist, Kest

• pairdist.ppp
##### Examples
data(cells)
d <- pairdist(cells)
d <- pairdist(cells, periodic=TRUE)
d <- pairdist(cells, squared=TRUE)
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