# rlabel

##### Random Re-Labelling of Point Pattern

Randomly allocates marks to a point pattern, or permutes the existing marks, or resamples from the existing marks.

##### Usage

`rlabel(X, labels=marks(X), permute=TRUE, nsim=1, drop=TRUE)`

##### Arguments

- X
Point pattern (object of class

`"ppp"`

,`"lpp"`

,`"pp3"`

or`"ppx"`

) or line segment pattern (object of class`"psp"`

).- labels
Vector of values from which the new marks will be drawn at random. Defaults to the vector of existing marks.

- permute
Logical value indicating whether to generate new marks by randomly permuting

`labels`

or by drawing a random sample with replacement.- 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 very simple function allocates random marks to
an existing point pattern `X`

. It is useful
for hypothesis testing purposes. (The function can also be applied
to line segment patterns.)

In the simplest case, the command `rlabel(X)`

yields
a point pattern obtained from `X`

by randomly permuting
the marks of the points.

If `permute=TRUE`

, then `labels`

should be a vector of
length equal to the number of points in `X`

.
The result of `rlabel`

will be a point pattern
with locations given by `X`

and marks given by
a random permutation of `labels`

(i.e. a random sample without
replacement).

If `permute=FALSE`

, then `labels`

may be a vector of
any length.
The result of `rlabel`

will be a point pattern
with locations given by `X`

and marks given by
a random sample from `labels`

(with replacement).

##### Value

If `nsim = 1`

and `drop=TRUE`

,
a marked point pattern (of the same class as `X`

).
If `nsim > 1`

, a list of point patterns.

##### See Also

`marks<-`

to assign arbitrary marks.

##### Examples

```
# NOT RUN {
amacrine
# Randomly permute the marks "on" and "off"
# Result always has 142 "off" and 152 "on"
Y <- rlabel(amacrine)
# randomly allocate marks "on" and "off"
# with probabilities p(off) = 0.48, p(on) = 0.52
Y <- rlabel(amacrine, permute=FALSE)
# randomly allocate marks "A" and "B" with equal probability
data(cells)
Y <- rlabel(cells, labels=factor(c("A", "B")), permute=FALSE)
# }
```

*Documentation reproduced from package spatstat, version 1.60-1, License: GPL (>= 2)*