# rescale

##### Convert dataset to another unit of length

Converts between different units of length in a spatial dataset, such as a point pattern or a window.

##### Usage

`rescale(X, s, unitname)`

##### Arguments

- X
Any suitable dataset representing a two-dimensional object, such as a point pattern (object of class

`"ppp"`

), or a window (object of class`"owin"`

).- s
Conversion factor: the new units are

`s`

times the old units.- unitname
Optional. New name for the unit of length. See

`unitname`

.

##### Details

This is generic. Methods are provided for many spatial objects.

The spatial coordinates in the dataset `X`

will be re-expressed
in terms of a new unit of length that is `s`

times the current
unit of length given in `X`

. The name of the unit of length
will also be adjusted. The result is an object of the same type,
representing the same data, but expressed in the new units.

For example if `X`

is a dataset giving coordinates in metres,
then `rescale(X,1000)`

will take the new unit of length
to be 1000 metres.
To do this, it will divide the old coordinate values by 1000
to obtain coordinates expressed in kilometres, and change the
name of the unit of length from `"metres"`

to `"1000 metres"`

.

If `unitname`

is given, it will be taken as the new name of the unit
of length. It should be a valid name for the
unit of length, as described in the help for `unitname`

.
For example if `X`

is a dataset giving coordinates in metres,
`rescale(X, 1000, "km")`

will divide the coordinate
values by 1000 to obtain coordinates in
kilometres, and the unit name will be changed to `"km"`

.

##### Value

Another object of the same type, representing the same data, but expressed in the new units.

##### Note

The result of this operation is equivalent to the original dataset.
If you want to actually change the coordinates by
a linear transformation, producing a dataset that is not equivalent
to the original one, use `affine`

.

##### See Also

Available methods:
`rescale.im`

,
`rescale.layered`

,
`rescale.linnet`

,
`rescale.lpp`

,
`rescale.owin`

,
`rescale.ppp`

,
`rescale.psp`

and `rescale.unitname`

.

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