# fvnames

##### Abbreviations for Groups of Columns in Function Value Table

Groups of columns in a function value table (object
of class `"fv"`

) identified by standard abbreviations.

##### Usage

`fvnames(X, a = ".")`fvnames(X, a = ".") <- value

##### Arguments

- X
- Function value table (object of class
`"fv"`

). See`fv.object`

. - a
- One of the standard abbreviations listed below.
- value
- Character vector containing names of columns of
`X`

.

##### Details

An object of class `"fv"`

represents a table of
values of a function, usually a summary function for spatial data
such as the $K$-function, for which several different statistical
estimators may be available. The different estimates are stored
as columns of the table.

Auxiliary information carried in the object `X`

specifies some
columns or groups of columns of this table that should be
used for particular purposes.
For convenience these groups can be referred to by standard
abbreviations which are recognised by various functions
in the `plot.fv`

.

These abbreviations are:
`".x"`

the function argument
`".y"`

the recommended value of the function
`".s"`

the upper and lower limits of shading
(for envelopes and confidence intervals)
`"*"`

all columns except the function argument
`"."`

all columns plotted by default.
}

The command `fvnames(X, a)`

expands the abbreviation `a`

and returns
a character vector containing the names of the columns.

The assignment `fvnames(X, a) <- value`

changes the
definition of the abbreviation `a`

to the character vector
`value`

.

##### Value

- For
`fvnames`

, a character vector.For

`fvnames<-`

, the updated object.

##### See Also

##### Examples

```
K <- Kest(cells)
fvnames(K, ".y")
fvnames(K, ".y") <- "trans"
```

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