RELEASE NOTES
spatstat 1.520
10 August 2017
We thank Nicholas Read, Abdollah Jalilian, Suman Rakshit, Dominic Schuhmacher and Rasmus Waagepetersen for contributions.
OVERVIEW

Important bug fixes.

Now handles disconnected linear networks.

Effect function is now available for all types of fitted model.

A model can be fitted or refitted to a subregion of data.

More support for measures.

‘Pool’ operations improved.

Geometricmean smoothing.

Changed algorithm defaults in ippm.

Version nickname: “Rudimentary Lathe”
NEW FUNCTIONS

as.data.frame.envelope
Extract function data from an envelope object,
including the functions for the simulated data (‘simfuns’)
if they were saved. 
is.connected, is.connected.default, is.connected.linnet
Determines whether a spatial object consists of
one topologically connected piece, or several pieces. 
is.connected.ppp
Determines whether a point pattern is connected after
all pairs of points closer than distance R are joined. 
hist.funxy
Histogram of values of a spatial function. 
model.matrix.ippm
Method for ‘model.matrix’ which allows computation of
regular and irregular score components. 
harmonise.msr
Convert several measures (objects of class ‘msr’)
to a common quadrature scheme.
SIGNIFICANT USERVISIBLE CHANGES

Smooth.ppp
New argument ‘geometric’ supports geometricmean smoothing. 
Kinhom
New argument ‘ratio’. 
linearKinhom, linearpcfinhom
Changed default behaviour when ‘lambda’ is a fitted model.
New arguments ‘update’ and ‘leaveoneout’. 
linearK, linearKinhom, linearpcf, linearpcfinhom, compilepcf
Ratio calculations are now supported.
New argument ‘ratio’. 
effectfun
Now works for ‘ppm’, ‘kppm’, ‘lppm’, ‘dppm’, ‘rppm’ and ‘profilepl’ objects. 
ppm, kppm
The argument ‘subset’ can now be a window (class ‘owin’)
specifying the subset of data to which the model should be fitted. 
fitted.lppm
New argument ‘leaveoneout’ allows leaveoneout computation of fitted value. 
pool.rat
New arguments ‘relabel’ and ‘variance’. 
density.lpp
The return value is a pixel image of class ‘linim’ in all cases. 
plot.linim, plot.linfun
A scale bar is now plotted when style=”width”.
New argument ‘legend’. 
ippm
Default values for the parameters of the optimisation algorithm (nlm.args)
have changed. 
ippm
The internal format of the result has been extended slightly. 
bind.fv
New argument ‘clip’. 
as.im.distfun
New argument ‘approx’ specifies the choice of algorithm. 
”[.psp”
New argument ‘fragments’ specifies whether to keep fragments of
line segments that are cut by the new window, or only to retain
segments that lie entirely inside the window. 
predict.rhohat
New argument ‘what’ determines which value should be calculated:
the function estimate, the upper/lower confidence limits, or the
standard error. 
pool.fv
New arguments ‘relabel’ and ‘variance’ 
pool.rat
New argument ‘weights’. 
plot.msr
New argument ‘massthresh’. 
Ops.msr
Calculations like A+B can now be performed even when the measures A and B
are not defined on the same quadrature scheme. 
density.ppp
New argument ‘verbose’. 
bw.pcf
New argument ‘verbose’. 
hist.im
New argument ‘xname’. 
[.leverage.ppm
New argument ‘update’. 
[.layered
Additional arguments ‘…’ are now passed to other methods. 
logLik.ppm
The warning about pseudolikelihood (‘log likelihood not available’)
is given only once, and is not repeated in subsequent calls,
within a spatstat session. 
kppm
Refuses to fit a logGaussian Cox model with anisotropic covariance. 
plot.linim, plot.linfun
The return value has a different format.
Arguments have been renamed and reorganised. 
density.lpp
New argument ‘old’. 
ippm
Accelerated. 
Smooth.ppp
Now exits gracefully if any mark values are NA, NaN or Inf. 
timeTaken
Now exits gracefully if there is no timing information. 
nbfires
The unit of length for the coordinates is now specified in this dataset.
BUG FIXES

bw.pcf
Results were totally incorrect due to a typo.
[Spotted by Abdollah Jalilian and Rasmus Waagepetersen.]
Fixed. 
predict.rho2hat
Results were incorrect for a rho2hat object computed from a point pattern.
Fixed. 
density.ppp
If the smoothing bandwidth was very small (e.g.\ smaller than pixel width),
results were inaccurate if the default resolution was used,
and completely wrong if another resolution was specified.
[Spotted by Dominic Schuhmacher.]
Fixed. 
linearK, linearKinhom, linearpcf, linearpcfinhom, linearKcross,
linearKdot, linearpcfcross, linearpcfdot, linearKcross.inhom,
linearKdot.inhom, linearpcfcross.inhom, linearpcfdot.inhom
Crashed if the network was disconnected.
Fixed. 
crossdist.lpp
Crashed if the network was disconnected.
Fixed. 
countends
Crashed if the network was disconnected.
Fixed. 
model.images.ppm
Crashed for models fitted using ‘covfunargs’.
Fixed. 
model.matrix.ppm
Crashed for models fitted using ‘covfunargs’,
if argument ‘Q’ was given.
Fixed. 
polynom
Expansion of some polynomials caused an error message
about ‘invalid model formula’.
Fixed. 
plot.ppp
The argument ‘type=”n”’ did not suppress plotting of the legend,
for marked point patterns.
Fixed. 
plot.psp
Ignored ‘show.all’ when ‘add=TRUE’.
Fixed. 
intensity.ppm
Result had incorrect ‘names’ attribute in some cases.
Fixed. 
marks<.ppx
The assignment marks(X) < a, where ‘a’ is a single atomic value,
caused an error if ‘X’ contained zero points.
Fixed 
model.depends
Crashed when applied to regression models fitted by ‘gam’,
or point process models fitted by ‘ppm’ with ‘use.gam=TRUE’.
Fixed. 
pool.fv
Crashed sometimes, if the arguments did not have the same set of
column names.
Fixed. 
pool.rat
Crashed with an error message from ‘fmt’
if there were more than 20 objects to be pooled.
Fixed. 
linearK
The ‘theo’ column was missing if npoints(X) < 2 and correction=”Ang”.
Fixed. 
model.matrix.ppm
Result was malformed if the model was fitted with ‘use.gam=TRUE’.
Fixed. 
effectfun
Crashed if ‘covname’ was omitted,
if the model was fitted with ‘use.gam=TRUE’.
Fixed. 
nncross.lpp
Result had incorrect format if Y was empty, in some cases.
Fixed. 
linearKinhom
Plot label for y axis was incorrect.
[Spotted by Suman Rakshit.]
Fixed. 
plot.solist
If the entries were ‘linim’ objects, they were plotted using image()
so arguments like ‘style=”w”’ were ignored.
Fixed. 
as.ppp.data.frame
Crashed if X was an object of class ‘tbl_df’ from the dplyr package.
Fixed. 
plot.lpp
Crashed if there were multiple columns of marks.
Fixed.
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