linearKdot: Multitype K Function (Dot-type) for Linear Point Pattern

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linearKdotR Documentation

Multitype K Function (Dot-type) for Linear Point Pattern


For a multitype point pattern on a linear network, estimate the multitype K function which counts the expected number of points (of any type) within a given distance of a point of type i.


linearKdot(X, i, r=NULL, ..., correction="Ang")



The observed point pattern, from which an estimate of the dot type K function K[i.](r) will be computed. An object of class "lpp" which must be a multitype point pattern (a marked point pattern whose marks are a factor).


Number or character string identifying the type (mark value) of the points in X from which distances are measured. Defaults to the first level of marks(X).


numeric vector. The values of the argument r at which the K-function K[i.](r) should be evaluated. There is a sensible default. First-time users are strongly advised not to specify this argument. See below for important conditions on r.


Geometry correction. Either "none" or "Ang". See Details.




This is a counterpart of the function Kdot for a point pattern on a linear network (object of class "lpp").

The argument i will be interpreted as levels of the factor marks(X). If i is missing, it defaults to the first level of the marks factor.

The argument r is the vector of values for the distance r at which Ki.(r) should be evaluated. The values of r must be increasing nonnegative numbers and the maximum r value must not exceed the radius of the largest disc contained in the window.


An object of class "fv" (see fv.object).


The argument i is interpreted as a level of the factor marks(X). Beware of the usual trap with factors: numerical values are not interpreted in the same way as character values.




Baddeley, A, Jammalamadaka, A. and Nair, G. (to appear) Multitype point process analysis of spines on the dendrite network of a neuron. Applied Statistics (Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series C), 63, 673–694.

See Also

Kdot, linearKcross, linearK.


   K <- linearKdot(chicago, "assault")

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