About spatstat

Two decades of work by Adrian Baddeley and Rolf Turner, with support from the scientific community, have gone into the creation and development of spatstat. The package includes substantial contributions of code from Kasper Klitgaard Berthelsen, Abdollah Jalilian, Marie-Colette van Lieshout, Ege Rubak, Dominic Schuhmacher and Rasmus Waagepetersen. In particular Ege Rubak has recently been playing a significant role and has now joined the spatstat developer team. The user community has generously contributed data sets, bug reports and fixes, and code for new purposes.

Citing spatstat

If you use spatstat for research that leads to publications, it would be much appreciated if you could acknowledge spatstat in your publications, preferably citing our recent book

[1] A. Baddeley, E. Rubak and R.Turner. Spatial Point Patterns: Methodology and Applications with R. Chapman and Hall/CRC Press, 2015. Publisher’s web page for book Companion website for the book

Citations help us to justify the expenditure of time and effort on maintaining and developing the package.

The help files for spatstat and the supporting documentation are copyright. Please do not copy substantial amounts of text from the spatstat help files into a scientific publication, without proper acknowledgement.

About the authors

Adrian Baddeley is the main author and maintainer of spatstat. He is a leading researcher in spatial statistics with 40 years’ experience in academia and government research. He is currently Professor of Computational Statistics at Curtin University, in Perth, Western Australia. Adrian Baddeley is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.

Ege Rubak is a young researcher working mainly in spatial statistics and statistical computing. Currently he holds an associate professorship and is part of the world-renowned spatial statistics group at Aalborg University.

Rolf Turner is a statistical researcher with wide-ranging interests and considerable expertise in statistical computing. He has worked as a statistician for CSIRO (Division of Mathematics and Statistics) in Australia, for the University of New Brunswick in Canada, and for the Starpath Project at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. He has for several years taught a graduate course on spatial point processes in the Department of Statistics at the University of Auckland. He is presently retired and holds an appointment as Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Auckland.