To get help about
spatstat, the main sources are:
- The help and help.search commands in R
- Quick Reference Guide (pdf) listing all functions and datasets. This can be displayed in R by typing help(spatstat)
- Complete manual for the package, containing all the help files (pdf, 1650 pages, 4.6Mb)
The Quick Reference Guide is good for browsing around for functions if you are looking to do a specific task.
The recently published book 
is a comprehensive course on analysing spatial point patterns
spatstat package. It is available as an eBook
or in print.
 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
Visit our companion website for the book for a table of contents, free sample chapters, R code for producing figures and output in all chapters, etc.
The following articles, which are older than the book,
described many of the main concepts in
Article  introduced the package and described basic use. Article 
explained how to fit models to point pattern data.
Article  extended the scope of Gibbs models.
 A. Baddeley and R. Turner. Spatstat: an R package for analyzing spatial point patterns Journal of Statistical Software 12: 6 (2005) 1-42. www.jstatsoft.org ISSN: 1548-7660
Direct download here (42 pages, pdf, 1.05 Mb)
 A. Baddeley and R. Turner. Modelling spatial point patterns in R. Chapter 2, pages 23-74 in In Case Studies in Spatial Point Pattern Modelling (eds. A. Baddeley, P. Gregori, J. Mateu, R. Stoica and D. Stoyan) Lecture Notes in Statistics 185. New York: Springer-Verlag 2006. ISBN: 0-387-28311-0
 A. Baddeley, R. Turner, J. Mateu and A. Bevan. Hybrids of Gibbs point process models and their implementation. Journal of Statistical Software 55 (2013) 11, 1-43 Download here
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 .
Citations help us to justify the expenditure of time and effort on maintaining and developing the package.
- The definitive reference for
spatstatis the book .
- The first detailed description of
spatstatappeared in reference  above. Please cite  and  if you are reviewing or comparing different software packages.
- Hybrids of point processes were introduced in . Please cite  if you use hybrid models.
- Bibtex bibliography file of articles on spatstat
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