RELEASE NOTES
spatstat 1.430
07 October 2015
We thank Leanne Bischof, Christophe Biscio, Belarmain Fandohan, Andrew Hardegen, Frederic Lavancier, Tom Lawrence, Martin Maechler, Greg McSwiggan, Robin Milne, Gopalan Nair, Tuomas Rajala, Suman Rakshit, Ben Ramage, Francois Semecurbe and IdaMaria Sintorn for contributions.
OVERVIEW

spatstat now depends on the package ‘nlme’.

spatstat now depends on R 3.2.2 or later.

Simulation algorithms have been accelerated; simulation outcomes
are not identical to those obtained from previous versions of spatstat. 
Determinantal point process models.

Randomeffects and mixedeffects models for replicated patterns.

DaoGenton test, and corresponding simulation envelopes.

Simulated annealing and simulated tempering.

spatstat colour tools now handle transparent colours.

Improvements to “[” and subset() methods

Extensions to kernel smoothing on a linear network.

Support for onedimensional smoothing kernels.

Bug fix in MetropolisHastings simulation.

Mark correlation function may include weights.

Crosscorrelation version of the mark correlation function.

Variance calculations for replicated patterns.

Penttinen pairwise interaction model.

Contour plots with colours determined by a colour map.

New dataset: Australian states and territories.

More support for multidimensional point patterns.

Minor improvements and bug fixes.

Version nickname: “Mixed Effects”
NEW DATASET
 austates
The states and large mainland territories of Australia
represented as polygonal regions forming a tessellation.
NEW FUNCTIONS

dppm
Fit a determinantal point process model to point pattern data. 
fitted.dppm, predict.dppm, intensity.dppm
Predict a fitted dppm object. 
logLik.dppm, AIC.dppm, extractAIC.dppm, nobs.dppm
Likelihood and AIC for determinantal point process models
(enabling the use of ‘step’) 
coef.dppm, formula.dppm, print.dppm, terms.dppm, labels.dppm,
model.frame.dppm, model.matrix.dppm, model.images.dppm,
is.stationary.dppm, reach.dppm, unitname.dppm, unitname<.dppm, Window.dppm
Various methods for dppm objects. 
parameters.dppm
Extract meaningful list of model parameters 
objsurf.dppm
Objective function surface of a dppm object 
residuals.dppm
Residual measure for a dppm object. 
dppBessel, dppCauchy, dppGauss, dppMatern, dppPowerExp
Determinantal Point Process models. 
update.dppmodel
Set parameter values in a dpp model. 
is.stationary.dppmodel, print.dppmodel, reach.dppmodel, valid.dppmodel
Basic information about a dpp model 
rdpp, simulate.dppmodel
Simulation of a dpp model. 
intensity.dppmodel, Kmodel.dppmodel, pcfmodel.dppmodel
Moments of a dpp model 
dim.dppmodel, dppapproxkernel, dppapproxpcf, dppeigen, dppfamily,
dppkernel, dppparbounds, dppspecdenrange, dppspecden
Helper functions for dpp models. 
dclf.sigtrace, mad.sigtrace, mctest.sigtrace
Significance trace of Monte Carlo test 
dg.test
DaoGenton adjusted Monte Carlo goodnessoffit test. 
dg.envelope
Simulation envelopes corresponding to DaoGenton test. 
dg.sigtrace
Significance trace for DaoGenton test 
dg.progress
Progress plot for DaoGenton test 
markcrosscorr
Mark crosscorrelation function for point patterns with
several columns of marks 
fixef.mppm, ranef.mppm
Extract fixed effects and random effects from a point process model
fitted to replicated point patterns. 
rtemper
Simulated annealing or simulated tempering. 
to.opaque, to.transparent
Change transparency value in colours 
rgb2hsva
Convert RGB to HSV data, like rgb2hsv, but preserving transparency. 
superimpose.ppplist, superimpose.splitppp
New methods for ‘superimpose’ for lists of point patterns. 
dkernel, pkernel, qkernel, rkernel
Probability density, cumulative probability, quantiles
and random generation from distributions used in basic onedimensional
kernel smoothing. 
kernel.factor
Auxiliary calculations for onedimensional kernel smoothing. 
PPversion, QQversion
Transformation of a summary function to its PP or QQ counterpart. 
spatdim
Spatial dimension of any object in the spatstat package. 
as.boxx
Convert data to a multidimensional box. 
intensity.ppx
Method for ‘intensity’ for multidimensional spacetime point patterns. 
fourierbasis
Evaluate Fourier basis functions in any number of dimensions. 
valid
New generic function, with methods valid.ppm, valid.lppm, valid.dppmodel 
emend, emend.ppm, emend.lppm
New generic function with methods for ppm and lppm.
emend.ppm is equivalent to project.ppm 
Penttinen
New pairwise interaction model. 
quantile.density
Calculates quantiles from kernel density estimates. 
CDF.density
Calculates cumulative distribution function from kernel density estimates.
SIGNIFICANT USERVISIBLE CHANGES

simulation
Several basic simulation algorithms have been accelerated.
Consequently, simulation outcomes are not identical to
those obtained with previous versions of spatstat, even when the
same random seed is used. To ensure compatibility with previous
versions of spatstat, revert to the slower code by setting
spatstat.options(fastthin=FALSE, fastpois=FALSE). 
mppm
Now handles models with a random effect component.
New argument ‘random’ is a formula specifying the random effect. 
vcov.mppm
Now handles models with Gibbs interactions. 
[.ppp
New argument ‘clip’ determines whether the window is clipped. 
[.ppp
The previouslyunused argument ‘drop’ now determines whether
to remove unused levels of a factor. 
[.pp3, [.lpp, [.ppx, subset.ppp, subset.pp3, subset.lpp, subset.ppx
These methods now have an argument ‘drop’ which determines
whether to remove unused levels of a factor. 
density.lpp
Now supports both the ‘equalsplit continuous’ and
‘equalsplit discontinuous’ smoothers. New argument ‘continuous’
determines the choice of smoother. 
envelope
New argument ‘scale’ allows global envelopes to have
width proportional to a specified function of r,
rather than constant width. 
dclf.test, mad.test, dclf.progress, mad.progress, mctest.progress
New argument ‘scale’ allows summary function values to be rescaled
before the comparison is performed. 
dclf.test, mad.test
New argument ‘interpolate’ supports interpolation of pvalue. 
dclf.progress, mad.progress, mctest.progress
New argument ‘interpolate’ supports interpolation of critical value of test. 
simulate.ppm
New argument ‘w’ controls the window of the simulated patterns. 
default.rmhcontrol, default.rmhexpand
New argument ‘w’. 
markcorr
New argument ‘weights’ allows computation of the weighted version
of the mark correlation function. 
density.lpp
New argument ‘kernel’ specifies the smoothing kernel.
Any of the standard onedimensional smoothing kernels can be used. 
contour.im
New argument ‘col’ specifies the colour of the contour lines.
If ‘col’ is a colour map, then the contours are drawn in different colours. 
plot.ppp
The default colour for the points is now a transparent grey,
if this is supported by the plot device. 
rgbim, hsvim
New argument ‘A’ controls the alpha (transparency) channel. 
rgb2hex, col2hex, paletteindex, is.colour, samecolour,
complementarycolour, is.grey, to.grey
These colour tools now handle transparent colours. 
rgb2hex
New argument ‘maxColorValue’ 
to.grey
New argument ‘transparent’. 
progressreport
New argument ‘state’
New option: style=”tk” 
rLGCP
This function no longer requires the package ‘RandomFields’
to be loaded explicitly. 
kppm
Fitting a model with clusters=”LGCP” no longer requires the
package ‘RandomFields’ to be loaded explicitly. 
rpoispp
Accelerated, when ‘lambda’ is a pixel image. 
rthin
Accelerated, when ‘P’ is a single number. 
spatstat.options
New options ‘fastthin’ and ‘fastpois’ enable fast simulation algorithms.
Set these options to FALSE to reproduce results obtained with
previous versions of spatstat. 
split.ppp
The splitting variable ‘f’ can now be a logical vector. 
collapse.fv
This is now treated as a method for the ‘nlme’ generic ‘collapse’.
Its syntax has been adjusted slightly. 
diagnose.ppm, plot.diagppm
New arguments col.neg, col.smooth control the colour maps. 
valid.ppm
This is now a method for the generic function ‘valid’. 
ppm.ppp, ppm.quad
New argument ‘emend’, equivalent to ‘project’. 
”[<.im”
Accepts an array for ‘value’. 
as.im.function
New argument ‘strict’. 
bw.ppl
New argument ‘weights’. 
plot.mppm
New argument ‘se’. 
dclf.test, mad.test
Formal arguments ‘use.theo’ and ‘internal’ have been removed. 
predict.kppm, residuals.kppm
Now issues a warning when the calculation ignores the
cluster/Cox component and treats the model as if it were Poisson.
(This currently happens in predict.kppm when se=TRUE or interval != “none”,
and in residuals.kppm when type != “raw”).
BUG FIXES

lpp
Crashed if X was a 4column matrix.
Fixed. 
plot.fv
Crashed with some graphics devices, if legend=TRUE.
Fixed. 
effectfun
Crashed if ‘covname’ was missing.
Fixed. 
rVarGamma, rMatClust, rThomas, rCauchy, rNeymanScott
Crashed if ‘kappa’ was a function or image instead of a single number.
[Spotted by Ben Ramage.]
Fixed. 
plot.mppm
Crashed with a message about “figure margins too large”
unless the argument se=FALSE was given explicitly.
Fixed. 
opening.owin, closing.owin
Crashed sometimes, with a message about a rectangle not containing a window.
Fixed. 
persp.im
Crashed if all pixel values were equal to zero (unless zlim was given).
Fixed. 
predict.ppm
Crashed sometimes if the model was fitted with use.gam=TRUE. 
as.linim.linfun
Generated an error (‘L must be a linear network’)
if extra arguments were given. 
as.function.fv
Generated an error when executed in the ‘covr’ package.
Fixed. 
rmh, simulate.ppm
Results were incorrect for inhomogeneous multitype models
simulated with fixall=TRUE (i.e. prescribing a fixed number of
points of each type) if the model was segregated
(i.e. if different types of points had different first order trend).
Fixed. 
dclf.progress, mad.progress
Ignored the argument ‘alternative’.
Fixed. 
$<.hyperframe, [<.hyperframe
Result was garbled if ‘value’ was a hyperframe with one column. 
rmh.ppm
Argument ‘w’ was ignored in some cases.
Fixed. 
Hest
There was an artefact at r=0 when conditional=TRUE.
Fixed. 
[.msr
The result of M[W] where W is a window
was a measure with window W, instead of intersect.owin(W, Window(M)).
Fixed. 
pool.envelope
Did not always respect the value of ‘use.theory’.
Fixed. 
envelope, pool.envelope
If ‘ginterval’ was given, the results were in a slightly incorrect format.
Fixed. 
pool.envelope
Did not check for compatible values of ‘ginterval’.
Fixed.
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