# scalardilate

##### Apply Scalar Dilation

Applies scalar dilation to a plane geometrical object, such as a point pattern or a window, relative to a specified origin.

##### Usage

`scalardilate(X, f, …)` # S3 method for im
scalardilate(X, f, …, origin=NULL)

# S3 method for owin
scalardilate(X, f, …, origin=NULL)

# S3 method for ppp
scalardilate(X, f, …, origin=NULL)

# S3 method for psp
scalardilate(X, f, …, origin=NULL)

# S3 method for default
scalardilate(X, f, …)

##### Arguments

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

`"ppp"`

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

), a pixel image (class`"im"`

) and so on.- f
Scalar dilation factor. A finite number greater than zero.

- …
Ignored by the methods.

- origin
Origin for the scalar dilation. Either a vector of 2 numbers, or one of the character strings

`"centroid"`

,`"midpoint"`

,`"left"`

,`"right"`

,`"top"`

,`"bottom"`

,`"topleft"`

,`"bottomleft"`

,`"topright"`

or`"bottomright"`

(partially matched).

##### Details

This command performs scalar dilation of the object `X`

by the factor `f`

relative to the origin specified by
`origin`

.

The function `scalardilate`

is generic, with methods for
windows (class `"owin"`

), point patterns (class `"ppp"`

),
pixel images (class `"im"`

), line segment patterns (class `"psp"`

)
and a default method.

If the argument `origin`

is not given,
then every spatial coordinate is multiplied by the factor `f`

.

If `origin`

is given, then scalar dilation is performed
relative to the specified origin. Effectively, `X`

is shifted
so that `origin`

is moved to `c(0,0)`

, then scalar dilation
is performed, then the result is shifted so that `c(0,0)`

is
moved to `origin`

.

This command is a special case of an affine transformation:
see `affine`

.

##### Value

Another object of the same type, representing the result of applying the scalar dilation.

##### See Also

##### Examples

```
# NOT RUN {
plot(letterR)
plot(scalardilate(letterR, 0.7, origin="left"), col="red", add=TRUE)
# }
```

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