Class for a collection of hullsets and associated objects including hull metrics and isopleths
An object of class
locoh.lhs is a list (S3) containing one or more sets of
hulls (local MCPs) for a set of points. One hull is saved for each point
if the method used to create the hulls returned at least two nearest
neighbors for each point, otherwise the number of hulls might be less than
the number of points. In addition to hulls (saved as a
SpatialPolygonsDataFrame), LoCoH-hullset object may also contain:
the original points and their attribute table
an index of the points a) used to construct the hull and b) enclosed by each hull
isopleths (progressive unions of hulls) as both vector (SpatialPolygonsDataFrame) and raster (utilzation distribution) formats.
saved parameters for scatterplots of hull metrics.
In code examples, objects of class
locoh.lhs are often noted by a 'lhs' suffix, and functions that are designed to work on LoCoH-hullset
objects typically start with 'lhs'.
For a complete description of the data structure, see the vignette T-LoCoH Data Classes.