nnfun: Nearest Neighbour Index Map as a Function

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) See Also Examples

View source: R/nnfun.R

Description

Compute the nearest neighbour index map of an object, and return it as a function.

Usage

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  nnfun(X, ...)

  ## S3 method for class 'ppp'
nnfun(X, ..., k=1, value=c("index", "mark"))

  ## S3 method for class 'psp'
nnfun(X, ..., value=c("index", "mark"))

Arguments

X

Any suitable dataset representing a two-dimensional collection of objects, such as a point pattern (object of class "ppp") or a line segment pattern (object of class "psp").

k

A single integer. The kth nearest neighbour will be found.

...

Extra arguments are ignored.

value

String (partially matched) specifying whether to return the index of the neighbour (value="index", the default) or the mark value of the neighbour (value="mark").

Details

For a collection X of two dimensional objects (such as a point pattern or a line segment pattern), the “nearest neighbour index function” of X is the mathematical function f such that, for any two-dimensional spatial location (x,y), the function value f(x,y) is the index i identifying the closest member of X. That is, if i = f(x,y) then X[i] is the closest member of the collection X to the location (x,y).

The command f <- nnfun(X) returns a function in the R language, with arguments x,y, that represents the nearest neighbour index function of X. Evaluating the function f in the form v <- f(x,y), where x and y are any numeric vectors of equal length containing coordinates of spatial locations, yields the indices of the nearest neighbours to these locations.

If the argument k is specified then the k-th nearest neighbour will be found.

The result of f <- nnfun(X) also belongs to the class "funxy" and to the special class "nnfun". It can be printed and plotted immediately as shown in the Examples.

A nnfun object can be converted to a pixel image using as.im.

Value

A function with arguments x,y. The function also belongs to the class "nnfun" which has a method for print. It also belongs to the class "funxy" which has methods for plot, contour and persp.

Author(s)

\spatstatAuthors

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See Also

distfun, plot.funxy

Examples

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   f <- nnfun(cells)
   f
   plot(f)
   f(0.2, 0.3)

   g <- nnfun(cells, k=2)
   g(0.2, 0.3)

   plot(nnfun(amacrine, value="m"))

   L <- psp(runif(10), runif(10), runif(10), runif(10), window=owin())
   h <- nnfun(L)
   h(0.2, 0.3)

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