# stienen

##### Stienen Diagram

Draw the Stienen diagram of a point pattern, or compute the region covered by the Stienen diagram.

##### Usage

```
stienen(X, ..., bg = "grey", border = list(bg = NULL))
stienenSet(X, edge=TRUE)
```

##### Arguments

- X
- Point pattern (object of class
`"ppp"`

). - ...
- Arguments passed to
`plot.ppp`

to control the plot. - bg
- Fill colour for circles.
- border
- Either a list of arguments passed to
`plot.ppp`

to control the display of circles at the border of the diagram, or the value`FALSE`

indicating that the border circles should not be pl - edge
- Logical value indicating whether to include the circles at the border of the diagram.

##### Details

The Stienen diagram of a point pattern (Stienen, 1982) is formed by drawing a circle around each point of the pattern, with diameter equal to the nearest-neighbour distance for that point. These circles do not overlap. If two points are nearest neighbours of each other, then the corresponding circles touch.

`stienenSet(X)`

computes the union of these circles and
returns it as a window (object of class `"owin"`

).

`stienen(X)`

generates a plot of the Stienen diagram of
the point pattern `X`

. By default, circles are shaded in grey
if they lie inside the window of `X`

, and are not shaded
otherwise.

##### Value

- The plotting function
`stienen`

returns`NULL`

.The return value of

`stienenSet`

is a window (object of class`"owin"`

).

##### References

Stienen, H. (1982)
*Die Vergroeberung von Karbiden in reinen Eisen-Kohlenstoff
Staehlen*.
Dissertation, RWTH Aachen.

##### See Also

##### Examples

```
Y <- stienenSet(cells)
stienen(redwood)
```

*Documentation reproduced from package spatstat, version 1.41-1, License: GPL (>= 2)*