# deletebranch

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##### Delete or Extract a Branch of a Tree

Deletes or extracts a given branch of a tree.

Keywords
manip, spatial
##### Usage
deletebranch(X, …)# S3 method for linnet
deletebranch(X, code, labels, …)# S3 method for lpp
deletebranch(X, code, labels, …)extractbranch(X, …)# S3 method for linnet
extractbranch(X, code, labels, …, which=NULL)# S3 method for lpp
extractbranch(X, code, labels, …, which=NULL)
##### Arguments
X

Linear network (object of class "linnet") or point pattern on a linear network (object of class "lpp").

code

Character string. Label of the branch to be deleted or extracted.

labels

Vector of character strings. Branch labels for the vertices of the network, usually obtained from treebranchlabels.

Arguments passed to methods.

which

Logical vector indicating which vertices of the network should be extracted. Overrides code and labels.

##### Details

The linear network L <- X or L <- as.linnet(X) must be a tree, that is, it has no loops.

The argument labels should be a character vector giving tree branch labels for each vertex of the network. It is usually obtained by calling treebranchlabels.

The branch designated by the string code will be deleted or extracted.

The return value is the result of deleting or extracting this branch from X along with any data associated with this branch (such as points or marks).

##### Value

Another object of the same type as X obtained by deleting or extracting the specified branch.

treebranchlabels, branchlabelfun, linnet

##### Aliases
• deletebranch
• deletebranch.linnet
• deletebranch.lpp
• extractbranch
• extractbranch.linnet
• extractbranch.lpp
##### Examples
# NOT RUN {
# make a simple tree
m <- simplenet\$m
m[8,10] <- m[10,8] <- FALSE
L <- linnet(vertices(simplenet), m)
plot(L, main="")
# compute branch labels
tb <- treebranchlabels(L, 1)
tbc <- paste0("[", tb, "]")
text(vertices(L), labels=tbc, cex=2)

# delete branch B
LminusB <- deletebranch(L, "b", tb)