aggregate.nb: Aggregate a spatial neighbours object

Description Usage Arguments Value Note Author(s) Examples

View source: R/weights-utils.R

Description

The method aggregates a spatial neighbours object, creating a new object listing the neighbours of the aggregates.

Usage

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## S3 method for class 'nb'
aggregate(x, IDs, remove.self = TRUE, ...)

Arguments

x

an nb neighbour object

IDs

a character vector of IDs grouping the members of the neighbour object

remove.self

default TRUE: remove self-neighbours resulting from aggregation

...

unused - arguments passed through

Value

an nb neighbour object

Note

Method suggested by Roberto Patuelli

Author(s)

Roger Bivand Roger.Bivand@nhh.no

Examples

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data(used.cars)
data(state)
cont_st <- match(attr(usa48.nb, "region.id"), state.abb)
cents <- as.matrix(as.data.frame(state.center))[cont_st,]
opar <- par(mfrow=c(2,1))
plot(usa48.nb, cents, xlim=c(-125, -65), ylim=c(25, 50))
IDs <- as.character(state.division[cont_st])
agg_cents <- aggregate(cents, list(IDs), mean)
agg_nb <- aggregate(usa48.nb, IDs)
plot(agg_nb, agg_cents[, 2:3], xlim=c(-125, -65), ylim=c(25, 50))
text(agg_cents[, 2:3], agg_cents[, 1], cex=0.6)
par(opar)

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