I have just started to learn spatial analysis of point pattern with R.

On page 20 of this book, the "Swedishpines" dataset has been used for inspection purposes. However, I want to use my own dataset intead of this data. My dataset is a group of point features having lat and and long and a text field for the point feature. Making a SUMMARY of my dataset does not result in the following details (for swedishpines data, borrowed from the book)

> summary(X)
Planar point pattern: 71 points
Average intensity 0.0074 points per square unit (one unit = 0.1 metres)
Window: rectangle = [0, 96] x [0, 100] units
Window area = 9600 square units
Unit of length: 0.1 metres

I understand that in order to follow on the example of this book, I would first need to create a Planer Point Pattern out of this Shapefile.

How can I do that?

I tried googling but nothing came up.

  • You might want to take a look at the as.ppp() function. Are your data in a data frame? A SpatialPointDataFrame? It would be easier to give a detailed answer if you provided a sample.
    – cengel
    Jun 6, 2015 at 19:52
  • I checked it and my problem is solved! Thanks for the hint!
    – R Lover
    Jun 8, 2015 at 13:59

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As pointed out by @cengel, the ppp function in spatstat package will take care of the work. Please check the following link for detailed information: http://www.inside-r.org/packages/cran/spatstat/docs/as.ppp

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