Parameter influence measure

Computes the deletion influence measure for each parameter in a fitted point process model.

models, spatial
## S3 method for class 'ppm':
dfbetas(model, ..., drop = FALSE, iScore=NULL,
iHessian=NULL, iArgs=NULL)
Fitted point process model (object of class "ppm").
Logical. Whether to include (drop=FALSE) or exclude (drop=TRUE) contributions from quadrature points that were not used to fit the model.
Components of the score vector and Hessian matrix for the irregular parameters, if required. See Details.
List of extra arguments for the functions iScore, iHessian if required.

Given a fitted spatial point process model, this function computes the influence measure for each parameter, as described in Baddeley, Chang and Song (2013). This is a method for the generic function dfbetas.

The influence measure for each parameter $\theta$ is a signed measure in two-dimensional space. It consists of a discrete mass on each data point (i.e. each point in the point pattern to which the model was originally fitted) and a continuous density at all locations. The mass at a data point represents the change in the fitted value of the parameter $\theta$ that would occur if this data point were to be deleted. The density at other non-data locations represents the effect (on the fitted value of $\theta$) of deleting these locations (and their associated covariate values) from the input to the fitting procedure. If the point process model trend has irregular parameters that were fitted (using ippm) then the influence calculation requires the first and second derivatives of the log trend with respect to the irregular parameters. The argument iScore should be a list, with one entry for each irregular parameter, of Rfunctions that compute the partial derivatives of the log trend (i.e. log intensity or log conditional intensity) with respect to each irregular parameter. The argument iHessian should be a list, with $p^2$ entries where $p$ is the number of irregular parameters, of Rfunctions that compute the second order partial derivatives of the log trend with respect to each pair of irregular parameters.


  • An object of class "msr" representing a signed or vector-valued measure.


Baddeley, A. and Chang, Y.M. and Song, Y. (2013) Leverage and influence diagnostics for spatial point process models. Scandinavian Journal of Statistics 40, 86--104.

See Also

leverage.ppm, influence.ppm

  • dfbetas.ppm
<testonly>op <- spatstat.options(npixel=32)</testonly>
   X <- rpoispp(function(x,y) { exp(3+3*x) })
   fit <- ppm(X, ~x+y)
   <testonly>fit <- ppm(X, ~x+y, nd=16)</testonly>
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