# psstG

##### Pseudoscore Diagnostic For Fitted Model against Saturation Alternative

Given a point process model fitted to a point pattern dataset, this function computes the pseudoscore diagnostic of goodness-of-fit for the model, against moderately clustered or moderately inhibited alternatives of saturation type.

##### Usage

```
psstG(object, r = NULL, breaks = NULL, ...,
trend = ~1, interaction = Poisson(), rbord = reach(interaction),
truecoef = NULL, hi.res = NULL)
```

##### Arguments

- object
- Object to be analysed.
Either a fitted point process model (object of class
`"ppm"`

) or a point pattern (object of class`"ppp"`

) or quadrature scheme (object of class`"quad"`

). - r
- Optional. Vector of values of the argument $r$ at which the diagnostic should be computed. This argument is usually not specified. There is a sensible default.
- breaks
- Optional alternative to
`r`

for advanced use. - ...
- Ignored.
- trend,interaction,rbord
- Optional. Arguments passed to
`ppm`

to fit a point process model to the data, if`object`

is a point pattern. See`ppm`

for details. - truecoef
- Optional. Numeric vector. If present, this will be treated as
if it were the true coefficient vector of the point process model,
in calculating the diagnostic. Incompatible with
`hi.res`

. - hi.res
- Optional. List of parameters passed to
`quadscheme`

. If this argument is present, the model will be re-fitted at high resolution as specified by these parameters. The coefficients of the re

##### Details

This function
computes the pseudoscore test statistic
which can be used as a diagnostic for goodness-of-fit of a fitted
point process model.
Consider a point process model fitted to $x$, with
conditional intensity
$\lambda(u,x)$ at location $u$.
For the purpose of testing goodness-of-fit, we regard the fitted model
as the null hypothesis.
The alternative hypothesis is a family of
hybrid models obtained by combining
the fitted model with the Geyer saturation process
(see `Geyer`

) with saturation parameter 1.
The family of alternatives includes
models that are more regular than the fitted model,
and others that are more clustered than the fitted model.

For any point pattern $x$, and any $r > 0$, let $S(x,r)$ be the number of points in $x$ whose nearest neighbour (the nearest other point in $x$) is closer than $r$ units. Then the pseudoscore for the null model is $$V(r) = \sum_i \Delta S(x_i, x, r ) - \int_W \Delta S(u,x,r) \lambda(u,x) {\rm d} u$$ where the $\Delta$ operator is $$\Delta S(u,x,r) = S(x\cup{u}, r) - S(x\setminus u, r)$$ the difference between the values of $S$ for the point pattern with and without the point $u$.

According to the Georgii-Nguyen-Zessin formula, $V(r)$ should have mean zero if the model is correct (ignoring the fact that the parameters of the model have been estimated). Hence $V(r)$ can be used as a diagnostic for goodness-of-fit.

The diagnostic $V(r)$ is also called
the **pseudoresidual** of $S$. On the right
hand side of the equation for $V(r)$ given above,
the sum over points of $x$ is called the
**pseudosum** and the integral is called the **pseudocompensator**.

##### Value

- A function value table (object of class
`"fv"`

), essentially a data frame of function values.Columns in this data frame include

`dat`

for the pseudosum,`com`

for the compensator and`res`

for the pseudoresidual. There is a plot method for this class. See`fv.object`

.

##### References

Baddeley, A., Rubak, E. and Moller, J. (2011)
Score, pseudo-score and residual
diagnostics for spatial point process models.
To appear in *Statistical Science*.

##### See Also

##### Examples

```
X <- rStrauss(200,0.1,0.05)
plot(psstG(X))
plot(psstG(X, interaction=Strauss(0.05)))
```

*Documentation reproduced from package spatstat, version 1.24-1, License: GPL (>= 2)*