# amacrine

##### Hughes' Amacrine Cell Data

Austin Hughes' data: a point pattern of displaced amacrine cells in the retina of a rabbit. A marked point pattern.

- Keywords
- datasets

##### Usage

`data(amacrine)`

##### format

An object of class `"ppp"`

representing the point pattern of cell locations.
Entries include
`x`

Cartesian $x$-coordinate of cell
`y`

Cartesian $y$-coordinate of cell
`marks`

factor with levels `off`

and `on`

indicating ``off'' and ``on'' cells
}
See `ppp.object`

for details of the format.

##### source

Peter Diggle, personal communication

##### Notes

Austin Hughes' data: a point pattern of displaced amacrine cells in the retina of a rabbit. 152 ``on'' cells and 142 ``off'' cells in a rectangular sampling frame.

The true dimensions of the rectangle are 1060 by 662 microns. The coordinates here are scaled to a rectangle of height 1 and width $1060/662 = 1.601$ so the unit of measurement is approximately 662 microns.

The data were analysed by Diggle (1986).

##### References

Diggle, P. J. (1986).
Displaced amacrine cells in the retina of a
rabbit: analysis of a bivariate spatial point pattern.
*J. Neurosci. Meth.* **18**, 115--125.

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