Spbsampling: Spatially Balanced Samples

Provides functions to draw spatially balanced samples. It contains fast implementations (C++ via 'Rcpp') of the included sampling methods. In particular, the algorithms to draw spatially balanced samples are pwd() and swd(). These methods use a probability distribution, proportional to the within sample distance. See Benedetti R and Piersimoni F (2017) <doi:10.1002/bimj.201600194> for details. Moreover, there is a function hpwd(), which is a heuristic method to achieve approximated samples obtained by pwd() in a faster way. See Benedetti R and Piersimoni F (2017) <arXiv:1710.09116> for details. Finally, there are two functions, stprod() and stsum(), useful to standardize distance matrices in order to achieve fixed sample size using, respectively, the functions pwd() and swd().

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Package details

AuthorFrancesco Pantalone, Roberto Benedetti, Federica Piersimoni
MaintainerFrancesco Pantalone <[email protected]>
LicenseGPL-3
Version1.0.0
Package repositoryView on CRAN
Installation Install the latest version of this package by entering the following in R:
install.packages("Spbsampling")

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Spbsampling documentation built on May 30, 2018, 9:04 a.m.