# linearK: Linear K Function In spatstat.linnet: Linear Networks Functionality of the 'spatstat' Family

 linearK R Documentation

## Linear K Function

### Description

Computes an estimate of the linear K function for a point pattern on a linear network.

### Usage

```linearK(X, r=NULL, ..., correction="Ang", ratio=FALSE)
```

### Arguments

 `X` Point pattern on linear network (object of class `"lpp"`). `r` Optional. Numeric vector of values of the function argument r. There is a sensible default. `...` Ignored. `correction` Geometry correction. Either `"none"` or `"Ang"`. See Details. `ratio` Logical. If `TRUE`, the numerator and denominator of the estimate will also be saved, for use in analysing replicated point patterns.

### Details

This command computes the linear K function from point pattern data on a linear network.

If `correction="none"`, the calculations do not include any correction for the geometry of the linear network. The result is the network K function as defined by Okabe and Yamada (2001).

If `correction="Ang"`, the pair counts are weighted using Ang's correction (Ang, 2010; Ang et al, 2012).

### Value

Function value table (object of class `"fv"`).

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### References

Ang, Q.W. (2010) Statistical methodology for spatial point patterns on a linear network. MSc thesis, University of Western Australia.

Ang, Q.W., Baddeley, A. and Nair, G. (2012) Geometrically corrected second-order analysis of events on a linear network, with applications to ecology and criminology. Scandinavian Journal of Statistics 39, 591–617.

Okabe, A. and Yamada, I. (2001) The K-function method on a network and its computational implementation. Geographical Analysis 33, 271-290.

`compileK`, `lpp`
```  X <- rpoislpp(5, simplenet)