Create a Line Segment Pattern
Creates an object of class
a line segment pattern in the two-dimensional plane.
psp(x0,y0, x1, y1, window, marks=NULL)
- Vector of $x$ coordinates of first endpoint of each segment
- Vector of $y$ coordinates of first endpoint of each segment
- Vector of $x$ coordinates of second endpoint of each segment
- Vector of $y$ coordinates of second endpoint of each segment
- window of observation,
an object of class
- (optional) vector of mark values
"psp". This function
creates such objects.
y1 must be
numeric vectors of equal length. They are interpreted as the cartesian
coordinates of the endpoints of the line segments.
A line segment pattern is assumed to have been observed within a specific
region of the plane called the observation window.
An object of class
"psp" representing a point pattern
contains information specifying the observation window.
This window must always be specified when creating a point pattern dataset;
there is intentionally no default action of ``guessing'' the window
dimensions from the data points alone.
window must be an object of class
"owin". It is a full description of the window geometry,
and could have been obtained from
as.owin, or by just extracting the observation window
of another dataset, or by manipulating such windows.
owin or the Examples below.
The optional argument
marks is given if the line segment pattern
is marked, i.e. if each line segment carries additional information.
For example, line segments which are classified into two or more different
types, or colours, may be regarded as having a mark which identifies
which colour they are.
In the current implementation,
marks must be a vector, of
the same length as
x0, which is interpreted so
marks[i] is the mark attached to the $i$th line segment.
If the mark is a real number then
should be a numeric vector, while if the mark takes only a finite
number of possible values (e.g. colours or types) then
marks should be a
psp.object for a description of the
Users would normally invoke
psp to create a line segment pattern,
and the function
as.psp to convert data in another
format into a line segment pattern.
- An object of class
"psp"describing a line segment pattern in the two-dimensional plane (see
X <- psp(runif(20), runif(20), runif(20), runif(20), window=owin())