Stpp: An R package for plotting, simulating and analyzing Spatio-temporal point patterns

Edith Gabriel, Barry Rowlingson, Peter J. Diggle

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stpp is an R package for analyzing, simulating and displaying space-time point patterns. It covers many of the models encountered in applications of point process methods to the study of spatio-temporal phenomena. The package also includes estimators of the space-time inhomogeneous K-function and pair correlation function. stpp is the first dedicated unified computational environment in the area of spatio-temporal point processes. In this paper we describe space-time point processes and introduce the package stpp to new users.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-29
Number of pages29
JournalJournal of Statistical Software
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes



  • Epidemiology
  • Inhomogeneous point patterns
  • Space-time point processes
  • Spatial statistics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty

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