# as.ppp

##### Convert Data To Class ppp

Tries to coerce any reasonable kind of data to a point pattern
(an object of class `"ppp"`

)
for use by the

##### Usage

```
as.ppp(X, ..., fatal=TRUE)
## S3 method for class 'ppp':
as.ppp(X, \dots, fatal=TRUE)
## S3 method for class 'psp':
as.ppp(X, \dots, fatal=TRUE)
## S3 method for class 'quad':
as.ppp(X, \dots, fatal=TRUE)
## S3 method for class 'matrix':
as.ppp(X, W=NULL, \dots, fatal=TRUE)
## S3 method for class 'data.frame':
as.ppp(X, W=NULL, \dots, fatal=TRUE)
## S3 method for class 'influence.ppm':
as.ppp(X, \dots)
## S3 method for class 'default':
as.ppp(X, W=NULL, \dots, fatal=TRUE)
```

##### Arguments

- X
- Data which will be converted into a point pattern
- W
- Data which define a window for the pattern
when
`X`

does not contain a window - ...
- Ignored.
- fatal
- Logical value. See Details.

##### Details

Converts the dataset `X`

to a point pattern
(an object of class `"ppp"`

; see `ppp.object`

for
an overview).

This function is normally used to convert an existing point pattern
dataset, stored in another format, to the `"ppp"`

format.
To create a new point pattern from raw data such as $x,y$
coordinates, it is normally easier to use the creator function
`ppp`

.

The dataset `X`

may be:

- an object of class
`"ppp"`

- an object of class
`"psp"`

- an object of class
`"spp"`

as defined in thespatial library - an object of class
`"quad"`

representing a quadrature scheme (see`quad.object`

) - a matrix or data frame with at least two columns
- a structure with entries
`x`

,`y`

which are numeric vectors of equal length - a numeric vector of length 2, interpreted as the coordinates of a single point.

`W`

which is converted to a window object
by the function `as.owin`

.
In the first four cases, `W`

will be ignored. If `X`

is a line segment pattern (an object of class `psp`

)
the point pattern returned consists of the endpoints of the segments.
If `X`

is marked then the point pattern returned will also be
marked, the mark associated with a point being the mark of the segment
of which that point was an endpoint.

If `X`

is a matrix or data frame, the first and second columns will
be interpreted as the $x$ and $y$ coordinates respectively.
Any additional columns will be interpreted as marks.
The argument `fatal`

indicates what to do when
`W`

is missing and `X`

contains no
information about the window. If `fatal=TRUE`

, a fatal error
will be generated; if `fatal=FALSE`

, the
value `NULL`

is returned.

An `spp`

object is the representation of a point pattern
in the

- a structure with entries
`x`

,`y`

`xl`

,`xu`

,`yl`

,`yu`

- a structure with entries
`x`

,`y`

and`area`

, where`area`

is a structure with entries`xl`

,`xu`

,`yl`

,`yu`

`x`

and `y`

are vectors of equal length
giving the point coordinates, and `xl`

, `xu`

, `yl`

,
`yu`

are numbers giving the dimensions of a rectangular window. The function `as.ppp`

is generic, with methods for the
classes `"ppp"`

, `"psp"`

, `"quad"`

, `"matrix"`

,
`"data.frame"`

and a default method.

Point pattern datasets can also be created by the function
`ppp`

.

##### Value

- An object of class
`"ppp"`

(see`ppp.object`

) describing the point pattern and its window of observation. The value`NULL`

may also be returned; see Details.

##### Warnings

If the format of `spp`

objects is changed in future versions
of the `as.ppp`

may not be able to
interpret them. It currently handles all versions of

##### See Also

##### Examples

```
xy <- matrix(runif(40), ncol=2)
pp <- as.ppp(xy, c(0,1,0,1))
# Venables-Ripley format
# check for 'spatial' package
spatialpath <- system.file(package="spatial")
if(nchar(spatialpath) > 0) {
require(spatial)
towns <- ppinit("towns.dat")
pp <- as.ppp(towns) # converted to our format
detach(package:spatial)
}
xyzt <- matrix(runif(40), ncol=4)
Z <- as.ppp(xyzt, square(1))
```

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