fit.void: Fitting a model to a void point process

Description Usage Arguments Details Value References

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Description

Estimates parameters for a void point process by maximising the Palm likelihood. This approach was first proposed by Tanaka et al. (2008) for two-dimensional Thomas processes. Generalisation to d-dimensional void processes was made by Jones-Todd (2017).

Usage

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fit.void(points, lims, R, edge.correction = "pbc", start = NULL, bounds,
  trace = FALSE)

Arguments

points

A matrix containing locations of observed points, where each row corresponds to a point and each column corresponds to a dimension.

lims

A matrix with two columns, corresponding to the upper and lower limits of each dimension, respectively.

R

Truncation distance for the difference process.

edge.correction

The method used for the correction of edge effects. Either "pbc" for periodic boundary conditions, or "buffer" for a buffer-zone correction.

start

A named vector of starting values for the model parameters.

bounds

A list with named components. Each component should be a vector of length two, giving the upper and lower bounds for the named parameter.

trace

Logical; if TRUE, parameter values are printed to the screen for each iteration of the optimisation procedure.

Details

Parameters to estimate are as follows:

Value

An R6 reference class object. Extraction of the information held within is best handled by functions coef.nspp, confint.nspp, summary.nspp, and plot.nspp.

References

Tanaka, U., Ogata, Y., and Stoyan, D. (2008) Parameter estimation and model selection for Neyman-Scott point processes. Biometrical Journal, 50: 43–57.

Jones-Todd, C. M. (2017) Modelling complex dependencies inherent in spatial and spatio-temporal point pattern data. PhD thesis, University of St Andrews.


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