# Geyer

##### Geyer's Saturation Point Process Model

Creates an instance of Geyer's saturation point process model which can then be fitted to point pattern data.

##### Usage

`Geyer(r,sat)`

##### Arguments

- r
- Interaction radius. A positive real number.
- sat
- Saturation threshold. A positive real number.

##### Details

Geyer (1999) introduced the `Strauss`

)
in which the total contribution
to the potential from each point (from its pairwise interaction with all
other points) is trimmed to a maximum value $s$.
This model is implemented in the function `Geyer()`

.

The saturation point process with interaction radius $r$,
saturation threshold $s$, and
parameters $\beta$ and $\gamma$,
is the point process
in which each point
$x_i$ in the pattern $X$
contributes a factor
$$\beta \gamma^{\min(s, t(x_i, X))}$$
to the probability density of the point pattern,
where $t(x_i, X)$ denotes the
number of

If the saturation threshold $s$ is set to infinity,
this model reduces to the Strauss process (see `Strauss`

)
with interaction parameter $\gamma^2$.
If $s = 0$, the model reduces to the Poisson point process.
If $s$ is a finite positive number, then the interaction parameter
$\gamma$ may take any positive value (unlike the case
of the Strauss process), with
values $\gamma < 1$
describing an `ppm()`

, which fits point process models to
point pattern data, requires an argument
of class `"interact"`

describing the interpoint interaction
structure of the model to be fitted.
The appropriate description of the saturation process interaction is
yielded by `Geyer(r, sat)`

where the
arguments `r`

and `sat`

specify
the Strauss interaction radius $r$ and the saturation threshold
$s$, respectively. See the examples below.
Note the only arguments are the interaction radius `r`

and the saturation threshold `sat`

.
When `r`

and `sat`

are fixed,
the model becomes an exponential family.
The canonical parameters $\log(\beta)$
and $\log(\gamma)$
are estimated by `ppm()`

, not fixed in
`Geyer()`

.

##### Value

- An object of class
`"interact"`

describing the interpoint interaction structure of Geyer's saturation point process with interaction radius $r$ and saturation threshold`sat`

.

##### References

Geyer, C.J. (1999)
Likelihood Inference for Spatial Point Processes.
Chapter 3 in
O.E. Barndorff-Nielsen, W.S. Kendall and M.N.M. Van Lieshout (eds)
*Stochastic Geometry: Likelihood and Computation*,
Chapman and Hall / CRC,
Monographs on Statistics and Applied Probability, number 80.
Pages 79--140.

##### See Also

##### Examples

```
data(cells)
ppm(cells, ~1, Geyer(r=0.07, sat=2))
# fit the stationary saturation process to `cells'
```

*Documentation reproduced from package spatstat, version 1.31-2, License: GPL (>= 2)*