# pairdist.default

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##### Pairwise distances

Computes the matrix of distances between all pairs of points in a set of points

Keywords
spatial, math
##### Usage
## S3 method for class 'default':
pairdist(X, Y=NULL, \dots, period=NULL, method="C")
##### Arguments
X,Y
Arguments specifying the coordinates of a set of points. Typically X and Y would be numeric vectors of equal length. Alternatively Y may be omitted and X may be a list with two components
...
Ignored.
period
Optional. Dimensions for periodic edge correction.
method
String specifying which method of calculation to use. Values are "C" and "interpreted". Usually not specified.
##### Details

Given the coordinates of a set of points, this function computes the Euclidean distances between all pairs of points, and returns the matrix of distances. It is a method for the generic function pairdist.

The arguments X and Y must determine the coordinates of a set of points. Typically X and Y would be numeric vectors of equal length. Alternatively Y may be omitted and X may be a list with two components named x and y, or a matrix or data frame with two columns. Alternatively if period is given, then the distances will be computed in the periodic' sense (also known as torus' distance). The points will be treated as if they are in a rectangle of width period[1] and height period[2]. Opposite edges of the rectangle are regarded as equivalent. The argument method is not normally used. It is retained only for checking the validity of the software. If method = "interpreted" then the distances are computed using interpreted R code only. If method="C" (the default) then C code is used. The C code is somewhat faster.

##### Value

• A square matrix whose [i,j] entry is the distance between the points numbered i and j.

crossdist, nndist, Kest

##### Aliases
• pairdist.default
##### Examples
x <- runif(100)
y <- runif(100)
d <- pairdist(x, y)
d <- pairdist(cbind(x,y))
d <- pairdist(x, y, period=c(1,1))
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