rPenttinen

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Perfect Simulation of the Penttinen Process

Generate a random pattern of points, a simulated realisation of the Penttinen process, using a perfect simulation algorithm.

Usage
rPenttinen(beta, gamma=1, R, W = owin(), expand=TRUE, nsim=1, drop=TRUE)
Arguments
beta
intensity parameter (a positive number).
gamma
Interaction strength parameter (a number between 0 and 1).
R
disc radius (a non-negative number).
W
window (object of class "owin") in which to generate the random pattern.
expand
Logical. If FALSE, simulation is performed in the window W, which must be rectangular. If TRUE (the default), simulation is performed on a larger window, and the result is clipped to the original wind
nsim
Number of simulated realisations to be generated.
drop
Logical. If nsim=1 and drop=TRUE (the default), the result will be a point pattern, rather than a list containing a point pattern.
Details

This function generates a realisation of the Penttinen point process in the window W using a perfect simulation algorithm.

Penttinen (1984, Example 2.1, page 18), citing Cormack (1979), described the pairwise interaction point process with interaction factor $$h(d) = e^{\theta A(d)} = \gamma^{A(d)}$$ between each pair of points separated by a distance $d$. Here $A(d)$ is the area of intersection between two discs of radius $R$ separated by a distance $d$, normalised so that $A(0) = 1$.

The simulation algorithm used to generate the point pattern is dominated coupling from the past as implemented by Berthelsen and latex{Mller{Moller} (2002, 2003). This is a perfect simulation or exact simulation algorithm, so called because the output of the algorithm is guaranteed to have the correct probability distribution exactly (unlike the Metropolis-Hastings algorithm used in rmh, whose output is only approximately correct).

There is a tiny chance that the algorithm will run out of space before it has terminated. If this occurs, an error message will be generated. } If nsim = 1, a point pattern (object of class "ppp"). If nsim > 1, a list of point patterns. Berthelsen, K.K. and latex{Mller{Moller}, J. (2002) A primer on perfect simulation for spatial point processes. Bulletin of the Brazilian Mathematical Society 33, 351-367.

Berthelsen, K.K. and latex{Mller{Moller}, J. (2003) Likelihood and non-parametric Bayesian MCMC inference for spatial point processes based on perfect simulation and path sampling. Scandinavian Journal of Statistics 30, 549-564.

Cormack, R.M. (1979) Spatial aspects of competition between individuals. Pages 151--212 in Spatial and Temporal Analysis in Ecology, eds. R.M. Cormack and J.K. Ord, International Co-operative Publishing House, Fairland, MD, USA.

latex{Mller{Moller}, J. and Waagepetersen, R. (2003). Statistical Inference and Simulation for Spatial Point Processes. Chapman and Hall/CRC.

Penttinen, A. (1984) Modelling Interaction in Spatial Point Patterns: Parameter Estimation by the Maximum Likelihood Method. latex{Jyv"askyl"a}{Jyvaskyla} Studies in Computer Science, Economics and Statistics 7, University of latex{Jyv"askyl"a}{Jyvaskyla}, Finland. } [object Object],[object Object] X <- rPenttinen(50, 0.5, 0.02) rmh, Penttinen.

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Aliases
  • rPenttinen
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