# mppm

##### Fit Point Process Model to Several Point Patterns

Fits a Gibbs point process model to several point patterns simultaneously.

##### Usage

```
mppm(formula, data, interaction=Poisson(), ...,
iformula=NULL,
random=NULL,
weights=NULL,
use.gam = FALSE,
reltol.pql=1e-3,
gcontrol=list())
```

##### Arguments

- formula
A formula describing the systematic part of the model. Variables in the formula are names of columns in

`data`

.- data
A hyperframe (object of class

`"hyperframe"`

, see`hyperframe`

) containing the point pattern responses and the explanatory variables.- interaction
Interpoint interaction(s) appearing in the model. Either an object of class

`"interact"`

describing the point process interaction structure, or a hyperframe (with the same number of rows as`data`

) whose entries are objects of class`"interact"`

.- …
Arguments passed to

`ppm`

controlling the fitting procedure.- iformula
Optional. A formula (with no left hand side) describing the interaction to be applied to each case. Each variable name in the formula should either be the name of a column in the hyperframe

`interaction`

, or the name of a column in the hyperframe`data`

that is a vector or factor.- random
Optional. A formula (with no left hand side) describing a random effect. Variable names in the formula may be any of the column names of

`data`

and`interaction`

. The formula must be recognisable to`lme`

.- weights
Optional. Numeric vector of case weights for each row of

`data`

.- use.gam
Logical flag indicating whether to fit the model using

`gam`

or`glm`

.- reltol.pql
Relative tolerance for successive steps in the penalised quasi-likelihood algorithm, used when the model includes random effects. The algorithm terminates when the root mean square of the relative change in coefficients is less than

`reltol.pql`

.- gcontrol
List of arguments to control the fitting algorithm. Arguments are passed to

`glm.control`

or`gam.control`

or`lmeControl`

depending on the kind of model being fitted. If the model has random effects, the arguments are passed to`lmeControl`

. Otherwise, if`use.gam=TRUE`

the arguments are passed to`gam.control`

, and if`use.gam=FALSE`

(the default) they are passed to`glm.control`

.

##### Details

This function fits a common point process model to a dataset containing several different point patterns.

It extends the capabilities of the function `ppm`

to deal with data such as

replicated observations of spatial point patterns

two groups of spatial point patterns

a designed experiment in which the response from each unit is a point pattern.

The syntax of this function is similar to that of
standard R model-fitting functions like `lm`

and
`glm`

. The first argument `formula`

is an R formula
describing the systematic part of the model. The second argument
`data`

contains the responses and the explanatory variables.
Other arguments determine the stochastic structure of the model.

Schematically,
the data are regarded as the results of a designed experiment
involving \(n\) experimental units. Each unit has a
‘response’, and optionally some ‘explanatory variables’
(covariates) describing the experimental conditions for that unit.
In this context,
*the response from each unit is a point pattern*.
The value of a particular covariate for each unit can be
either a single value (numerical, logical or factor),
or a spatial covariate.
A ‘spatial’ covariate is a quantity that depends on spatial location,
for example, the soil acidity or altitude at each location.
For the purposes of `mppm`

, a spatial covariate must be stored
as a pixel image (object of class `"im"`

) which gives the values
of the covariate at a fine grid of locations.

The argument `data`

is a hyperframe (a generalisation of
a data frame, see `hyperframe`

). This is like a data frame
except that the entries can be objects of any class.
The hyperframe has one row for each experimental unit,
and one column for each variable (response or explanatory variable).

The `formula`

should be an R formula.
The left hand side of `formula`

determines the ‘response’
variable. This should be a single name, which
should correspond to a column in `data`

.

The right hand side of `formula`

determines the
spatial trend of the model. It specifies the linear predictor,
and effectively represents the **logarithm**
of the spatial trend.
Variables in the formula must be the names of columns of
`data`

, or one of the reserved names

- x,y
Cartesian coordinates of location

- marks
Mark attached to point

- id
which is a factor representing the serial number (\(1\) to \(n\)) of the point pattern, i.e. the row number in the data hyperframe.

The column of responses in `data`

must consist of point patterns (objects of class `"ppp"`

).
The individual point pattern responses
can be defined in different spatial windows.
If some of the point patterns are marked, then they must all be
marked, and must have the same type of marks.

The scope of models that can be fitted to each pattern is the same as the
scope of `ppm`

, that is, Gibbs point processes with
interaction terms that belong to a specified list, including
for example the Poisson process, Strauss process, Geyer's saturation
model, and piecewise constant pairwise interaction models.
Additionally, it is possible to include random effects
as explained in the section on Random Effects below.

The stochastic part of the model is determined by
the arguments `interaction`

and (optionally) `iformula`

.

In the simplest case,

`interaction`

is an object of class`"interact"`

, determining the interpoint interaction structure of the point process model, for all experimental units.Alternatively,

`interaction`

may be a hyperframe, whose entries are objects of class`"interact"`

. It should have the same number of rows as`data`

.If

`interaction`

consists of only one column, then the entry in row`i`

is taken to be the interpoint interaction for the`i`

th experimental unit (corresponding to the`i`

th row of`data`

).If

`interaction`

has more than one column, then the argument`iformula`

is also required. Each row of`interaction`

determines several interpoint interaction structures that might be applied to the corresponding row of`data`

. The choice of interaction is determined by`iformula`

; this should be an R formula, without a left hand side. For example if`interaction`

has two columns called`A`

and`B`

then`iformula = ~B`

indicates that the interpoint interactions are taken from the second column.

Variables in `iformula`

typically refer to column names of `interaction`

.
They can also be names of columns in
`data`

, but only for columns of numeric, logical or factor
values. For example `iformula = ~B * group`

(where `group`

is a column of `data`

that contains a factor) causes the
model with interpoint interaction `B`

to be fitted
with different interaction parameters for each level of `group`

.

##### Value

An object of class `"mppm"`

representing the
fitted model.

There are methods for
`print`

, `summary`

, `coef`

,
`AIC`

, `anova`

, `fitted`

, `fixef`

, `logLik`

,
`plot`

, `predict`

, `ranef`

, `residuals`

,
`summary`

, `terms`

and `vcov`

for this class.

The default methods for `update`

and `formula`

also work on this class.

##### Random Effects

It is also possible to include random effects in the
trend term. The argument `random`

is a formula,
with no left-hand side, that specifies the structure of the
random effects. The formula should be recognisable to
`lme`

(see the description of the argument `random`

for `lme`

).

The names in the formula `random`

may be any of the covariates
supplied by `data`

.
Additionally the formula may involve the name
`id`

, which is a factor representing the
serial number (\(1\) to \(n\)) of the point pattern in the
list `X`

.

##### References

Baddeley, A. and Turner, R.
Practical maximum pseudolikelihood for spatial point patterns.
*Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics*
**42** (2000) 283--322.

Baddeley, A., Bischof, L., Sintorn, I.-M., Haggarty, S., Bell, M. and Turner, R. Analysis of a designed experiment where the response is a spatial point pattern. In preparation.

Baddeley, A., Rubak, E. and Turner, R. (2015)
*Spatial Point Patterns: Methodology and Applications with R*.
London: Chapman and Hall/CRC Press.

Bell, M. and Grunwald, G. (2004)
Mixed models for the analysis of replicated spatial point patterns.
*Biostatistics* **5**, 633--648.

##### See Also

##### Examples

```
# NOT RUN {
# Waterstriders data
H <- hyperframe(Y = waterstriders)
mppm(Y ~ 1, data=H)
mppm(Y ~ 1, data=H, Strauss(7))
mppm(Y ~ id, data=H)
mppm(Y ~ x, data=H)
# Synthetic data from known model
n <- 10
H <- hyperframe(V=1:n,
U=runif(n, min=-1, max=1),
M=factor(letters[1 + (1:n) %% 3]))
H$Z <- setcov(square(1))
H$U <- with(H, as.im(U, as.rectangle(Z)))
H$Y <- with(H, rpoispp(eval.im(exp(2+3*Z))))
fit <- mppm(Y ~Z + U + V, data=H)
# }
```

*Documentation reproduced from package spatstat, version 1.64-1, License: GPL (>= 2)*