Create a Line Segment Pattern
Creates an object of class
a line segment pattern in the two-dimensional plane.
psp(x0,y0, x1, y1, window, marks=NULL, check=spatstat.options("checksegments"))
- Vector of $x$ coordinates of first endpoint of each segment
- Vector of $y$ coordinates of first endpoint of each segment
- Vector of $x$ coordinates of second endpoint of each segment
- Vector of $y$ coordinates of second endpoint of each segment
- window of observation,
an object of class
- (optional) vector or data frame of mark values
- Logical value indicating whether to check that the line segments lie inside the window.
"psp". This function
creates such objects.
y1 must be
numeric vectors of equal length. They are interpreted as the cartesian
coordinates of the endpoints of the line segments.
A line segment pattern is assumed to have been observed within a specific
region of the plane called the observation window.
An object of class
"psp" representing a point pattern
contains information specifying the observation window.
This window must always be specified when creating a point pattern dataset;
there is intentionally no default action of ``guessing'' the window
dimensions from the data points alone.
window must be an object of class
"owin". It is a full description of the window geometry,
and could have been obtained from
as.owin, or by just extracting the observation window
of another dataset, or by manipulating such windows.
owin or the Examples below.
The optional argument
marks is given if the line segment pattern
is marked, i.e. if each line segment carries additional information.
For example, line segments which are classified into two or more different
types, or colours, may be regarded as having a mark which identifies
which colour they are.
marks must be a vector of the same length
x0, or a data frame with number of rows equal to the
x0. The interpretation is that
marks[i,] is the mark attached to the $i$th line
segment. If the marks are real numbers then
be a numeric vector, while if the marks takes only a finite number
of possible values (e.g. colours or types) then
should be a
psp.object for a description of the class
Users would normally invoke
psp to create a line segment pattern,
and the function
as.psp to convert data in another
format into a line segment pattern.
- An object of class
"psp"describing a line segment pattern in the two-dimensional plane (see
X <- psp(runif(10), runif(10), runif(10), runif(10), window=owin()) m <- data.frame(A=1:10, B=letters[1:10]) X <- psp(runif(10), runif(10), runif(10), runif(10), window=owin(), marks=m)