Spatial Entropy Measures

The heterogeneity of spatial data presenting a finite number of categories can be measured via computation of spatial entropy. Functions are available for the computation of the main entropy and spatial entropy measures in the literature. They include the traditional version of Shannon's entropy (Shannon, 1948 ), Batty's spatial entropy (Batty, 1974 ), O'Neill's entropy (O'Neill et al., 1998 ), Li and Reynolds' contagion index (Li and Reynolds, 1993 ), Karlstrom and Ceccato's entropy (Karlstrom and Ceccato, 2002 ), Leibovici's entropy (Leibovici, 2009 ), Parresol and Edwards' entropy (Parresol and Edwards, 2014 ) and Altieri's entropy (Altieri et al., 2018, ). Full references for all measures can be found under the topic 'SpatEntropy'. The package is able to work with lattice and point data. The updated version works with the updated 'spatstat' package (>= 2.0-0). It also provides a more intuitive framework for all functions, including improved examples, and new data. The speed of most functions has also been substantially increased.


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install.packages("SpatEntropy")

2.0-1 by Altieri Linda, 6 days ago


Browse source code at https://github.com/cran/SpatEntropy


Authors: L. Altieri , D. Cocchi , G. Roli


Documentation:   PDF Manual  


GPL-3 license


Imports spatstat.geom, spatstat.core, spatstat.linnet

Depends on spatstat


See at CRAN