# nearloc: Near location to a point In geoR: Analysis of Geostatistical Data

 nearloc R Documentation

## Near location to a point

### Description

For a given set of points and locations identified by 2D coordinates this function finds the nearest location of each point

### Usage

```nearloc(points, locations, positions = FALSE)
```

### Arguments

 `points` a matrix, data-frame or list with the 2D coordinates of a set of points for which you want to find the nearest location. `locations` a matrix, data-frame or list with the 2D coordinates of a set of locations. `positions` logical defining what to be returned. If `TRUE` the function returns the positions of the locations, otherwise the coordinates of the locations. Defaults to `FALSE`.

### Value

If `positions = FALSE` the function returns a matrix, data-frame or list of the same type and size as the object provided in the argument `points` with the coordinates of the nearest locations.

If `positions = FALSE` the function returns a vector with the position of the nearest points in the `locations` object.

### Author(s)

Paulo J. Ribeiro Jr. paulojus@leg.ufpr.br,
Peter J. Diggle p.diggle@lancaster.ac.uk.

`loccoords`

### Examples

```set.seed(276)
gr <- expand.grid(seq(0,1, l=11), seq(0,1, l=11))
plot(gr, asp=1)
pts <- matrix(runif(10), nc=2)
points(pts, pch=19)
near <- nearloc(points=pts, locations=gr)
points(near, pch=19, col=2)
rownames(near)
nearloc(points=pts, locations=gr, pos=TRUE)
```

geoR documentation built on Aug. 9, 2022, 5:11 p.m.