EventData: EventData Objects

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) See Also


An EventData object comprises a data frame with at least three fields named EID, X, and Y; each row specifies an event that occurs at a specific point.

PBSmapping functions that expect EventData will accept properly formatted data frames in their place (see 'Details').

as.EventData attempts to coerce a data frame to an object with class EventData.

is.EventData returns TRUE if its argument is of class EventData.


as.EventData(x, projection = NULL, zone = NULL)
is.EventData(x, fullValidation = TRUE)



data frame to be coerced or tested.


optional projection attribute to add to EventData, possibly overwriting an existing attribute.


optional zone attribute to add to EventData, possibly overwriting an existing attribute.


Boolean value; if TRUE, fully test x.


Conceptually, an EventData object describes events (EID) that take place at specific points (X,Y) in two-dimensional space. Additional fields can specify measurements associated with these events. In a fishery context, EventData could describe fishing events associated with trawl tows, based on the fields:

Like PolyData, EventData can have attributes projection and zone, which may be absent. Inserting the string "EventData" as the class attribute's first element alters the behaviour of some functions, including print (if PBSprint is TRUE) and summary.


The as.EventData method returns an object with classes "EventData" and "data.frame", in that order.


Nicholas M. Boers, Associate Professor – Computer Science
MacEwan University, Edmonton AB
Last modified Rd: 2015-04-23

See Also

PolySet, PolyData, LocationSet

PBSmapping documentation built on Jan. 15, 2021, 3:41 p.m.