# linearmarkconnect

##### Mark Connection Function for Multitype Point Pattern on Linear Network

For a multitype point pattern on a linear network, estimate the mark connection function from points of type $i$ to points of type $j$.

- Keywords
- spatial, nonparametric

##### Usage

`linearmarkconnect(X, i, j, r=NULL, ...)`

##### Arguments

- X
- The observed point pattern,
from which an estimate of the mark connection function
$p_{ij}(r)$ will be computed.
An object of class
`"lpp"`

which must be a multitype point pattern (a marked point pattern whose marks are a - i
- Number or character string identifying the type (mark value)
of the points in
`X`

from which distances are measured. Defaults to the first level of`marks(X)`

. - j
- Number or character string identifying the type (mark value)
of the points in
`X`

to which distances are measured. Defaults to the second level of`marks(X)`

. - r
- numeric vector. The values of the argument $r$ at which the function $p_{ij}(r)$ should be evaluated. There is a sensible default. First-time users are strongly advised not to specify this argument. See below for important conditions o
- ...
- Arguments passed to
`linearpcfcross`

and`linearpcf`

.

##### Details

This is a counterpart of the function `markconnect`

for a point pattern on a linear network (object of class `"lpp"`

).

The argument `i`

will be interpreted as
levels of the factor `marks(X)`

.
If `i`

is missing, it defaults to the first
level of the marks factor.

The argument `r`

is the vector of values for the
distance $r$ at which $p_{ij}(r)$
should be evaluated.
The values of $r$ must be increasing nonnegative numbers
and the maximum $r$ value must not exceed the radius of the
largest disc contained in the window.

##### Value

- An object of class
`"fv"`

(see`fv.object`

).

##### Warnings

The argument `i`

is interpreted as a
level of the factor `marks(X)`

. Beware of the usual
trap with factors: numerical values are not
interpreted in the same way as character values.

##### References

Baddeley, A, Jammalamadaka, A. and Nair, G. (to appear)
Multitype point process analysis of spines on the
dendrite network of a neuron.
*Applied Statistics* (Journal of the Royal Statistical
Society, Series C), In press.

##### See Also

##### Examples

```
pab <- linearmarkconnect(chicago, "assault", "burglary")
plot(alltypes(chicago, linearmarkconnect))
```

*Documentation reproduced from package spatstat, version 1.36-0, License: GPL (>= 2)*