stpp-package: Space-Time Point Pattern simulation, visualisation and...

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This package provides models of spatio-temporal point processes in a region S x T and statistical tools for analysing second-order properties of such processes. It also includes static and dynamic (2D and 3D) plots. stpp is the first dedicated unified computational environment in the area of spatio-temporal point processes.

The stpp package depends upon some other packages:

splancs: spatial and space-time point pattern analysis

rgl: interactive 3D plotting of densities and surfaces

rpanel: simple interactive controls for R using tcltk package

KernSmooth: functions for kernel smoothing for Wand & Jones (1995)


stpp is a package for simulating, analysing and visualising patterns of points in space and time.

Following is a summary of the main functions and the dataset in the stpp package.

To visualise a spatio-temporal point pattern

To simulate spatio-temporal point patterns

To analyse spatio-temporal point patterns


fmd: 2001 food-and-mouth epidemic in north Cumbria (UK).


Edith Gabriel <>, Barry Rowlingson and Peter J Diggle.


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