# Kscaled

##### Locally Scaled K-function

Estimates the locally-rescaled \(K\)-function of a point process.

- Keywords
- spatial, nonparametric

##### Usage

```
Kscaled(X, lambda=NULL, …, r = NULL, breaks = NULL,
rmax = 2.5,
correction=c("border", "isotropic", "translate"),
renormalise=FALSE, normpower=1,
sigma=NULL, varcov=NULL)
``` Lscaled(…)

##### Arguments

- X
The observed data point pattern, from which an estimate of the locally scaled \(K\) function will be computed. An object of class

`"ppp"`

or in a format recognised by`as.ppp()`

.- lambda
Optional. Values of the estimated intensity function. Either a vector giving the intensity values at the points of the pattern

`X`

, a pixel image (object of class`"im"`

) giving the intensity values at all locations, a`function(x,y)`

which can be evaluated to give the intensity value at any location, or a fitted point process model (object of class`"ppm"`

).- …
Arguments passed from

`Lscaled`

to`Kscaled`

and from`Kscaled`

to`density.ppp`

if`lambda`

is omitted.- r
vector of values for the argument \(r\) at which the locally scaled \(K\) function should be evaluated. (These are rescaled distances.) Not normally given by the user; there is a sensible default.

- breaks
This argument is for internal use only.

- rmax
maximum value of the argument \(r\) that should be used. (This is the rescaled distance).

- correction
A character vector containing any selection of the options

`"border"`

,`"isotropic"`

,`"Ripley"`

,`"translate"`

,`"translation"`

,`"none"`

or`"best"`

. It specifies the edge correction(s) to be applied. Alternatively`correction="all"`

selects all options.- renormalise
Logical. Whether to renormalise the estimate. See Details.

- normpower
Integer (usually either 1 or 2). Normalisation power. See Details.

- sigma,varcov
Optional arguments passed to

`density.ppp`

to control the smoothing bandwidth, when`lambda`

is estimated by kernel smoothing.

##### Details

`Kscaled`

computes an estimate of the \(K\) function
for a locally scaled point process.
`Lscaled`

computes the corresponding \(L\) function
\(L(r) = \sqrt{K(r)/\pi}\).

Locally scaled point processes are a class of models for inhomogeneous point patterns, introduced by Hahn et al (2003). They include inhomogeneous Poisson processes, and many other models.

The template \(K\) function of a locally-scaled process is a counterpart of the ``ordinary'' Ripley \(K\) function, in which the distances between points of the process are measured on a spatially-varying scale (such that the locally rescaled process has unit intensity).

The template \(K\) function is an indicator of interaction between the points. For an inhomogeneous Poisson process, the theoretical template \(K\) function is approximately equal to \(K(r) = \pi r^2\). Values \(K_{\rm scaled}(r) > \pi r^2\) are suggestive of clustering.

`Kscaled`

computes an estimate of the template \(K\) function
and `Lscaled`

computes the corresponding \(L\) function
\(L(r) = \sqrt{K(r)/\pi}\).

The locally scaled interpoint distances are computed using an approximation proposed by Hahn (2007). The Euclidean distance between two points is multiplied by the average of the square roots of the intensity values at the two points.

The argument `lambda`

should supply the
(estimated) values of the intensity function \(\lambda\).
It may be either

- a numeric vector
containing the values of the intensity function at the points of the pattern

`X`

.- a pixel image
(object of class

`"im"`

) assumed to contain the values of the intensity function at all locations in the window.- a function
which can be evaluated to give values of the intensity at any locations.

- omitted:
if

`lambda`

is omitted, then it will be estimated using a `leave-one-out' kernel smoother.

If `lambda`

is a numeric vector, then its length should
be equal to the number of points in the pattern `X`

.
The value `lambda[i]`

is assumed to be the
the (estimated) value of the intensity
\(\lambda(x_i)\) for
the point \(x_i\) of the pattern \(X\).
Each value must be a positive number; `NA`

's are not allowed.

If `lambda`

is a pixel image, the domain of the image should
cover the entire window of the point pattern. If it does not (which
may occur near the boundary because of discretisation error),
then the missing pixel values
will be obtained by applying a Gaussian blur to `lambda`

using
`blur`

, then looking up the values of this blurred image
for the missing locations.
(A warning will be issued in this case.)

If `lambda`

is a function, then it will be evaluated in the
form `lambda(x,y)`

where `x`

and `y`

are vectors
of coordinates of the points of `X`

. It should return a numeric
vector with length equal to the number of points in `X`

.

If `lambda`

is omitted, then it will be estimated using
a `leave-one-out' kernel smoother,
as described in Baddeley, Moller
and Waagepetersen (2000). The estimate `lambda[i]`

for the
point `X[i]`

is computed by removing `X[i]`

from the
point pattern, applying kernel smoothing to the remaining points using
`density.ppp`

, and evaluating the smoothed intensity
at the point `X[i]`

. The smoothing kernel bandwidth is controlled
by the arguments `sigma`

and `varcov`

, which are passed to
`density.ppp`

along with any extra arguments.

If `renormalise=TRUE`

, the estimated intensity `lambda`

is multiplied by \(c^(normpower/2)\) before performing other calculations,
where \(c = area(W)/sum[i] (1/lambda(x[i]))\). This
renormalisation has about the same effect as in `Kinhom`

,
reducing the variability and bias of the estimate
in small samples and in cases of very strong inhomogeneity.

Edge corrections are used to correct bias in the estimation
of \(K_{\rm scaled}\). First the interpoint distances are
rescaled, and then edge corrections are applied as in `Kest`

.
See `Kest`

for details of the edge corrections
and the options for the argument `correction`

.

The pair correlation function can also be applied to the
result of `Kscaled`

; see `pcf`

and `pcf.fv`

.

##### Value

An object of class `"fv"`

(see `fv.object`

).

Essentially a data frame containing at least the following columns,

the vector of values of the argument \(r\) at which the pair correlation function \(g(r)\) has been estimated

vector of values of \(\pi r^2\), the theoretical value of \(K_{\rm scaled}(r)\) for an inhomogeneous Poisson process

##### References

Baddeley, A.,
Moller, J. and Waagepetersen, R. (2000)
Non- and semiparametric estimation of interaction in
inhomogeneous point patterns.
*Statistica Neerlandica* **54**, 329--350.

Hahn, U. (2007)
*Global and Local Scaling in the
Statistics of Spatial Point Processes*. Habilitationsschrift,
Universitaet Augsburg.

Hahn, U., Jensen, E.B.V., van Lieshout, M.N.M. and Nielsen, L.S. (2003)
Inhomogeneous spatial point processes by location-dependent scaling.
*Advances in Applied Probability* **35**, 319--336.

Prokesova, M.,
Hahn, U. and Vedel Jensen, E.B. (2006)
Statistics for locally scaled point patterns.
In A. Baddeley, P. Gregori, J. Mateu, R. Stoica and D. Stoyan (eds.)
*Case Studies in Spatial Point Pattern Modelling*.
Lecture Notes in Statistics 185. New York: Springer Verlag.
Pages 99--123.

##### See Also

##### Examples

```
# NOT RUN {
data(bronzefilter)
X <- unmark(bronzefilter)
K <- Kscaled(X)
fit <- ppm(X, ~x)
lam <- predict(fit)
K <- Kscaled(X, lam)
# }
```

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