SpatEntropy: 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 <doi:10.1002/j.1538-7305.1948.tb01338.x>), Batty's spatial entropy (Batty, 1974 <doi:10.1111/j.1538-4632.1974.tb01014.x>), O'Neill's entropy (O'Neill et al., 1998 <doi:10.1007/BF00162741>), Li and Reynolds' contagion index (Li and Reynolds, 1993 <doi:10.1007/BF00125347>), Karlstrom and Ceccato's entropy (Karlstrom and Ceccato, 2002 <>), Leibovici's entropy (Leibovici, 2009 <doi:10.1007/978-3-642-03832-7_24>), Parresol and Edwards' entropy (Parresol and Edwards, 2014 <doi:10.3390/e16041842>) and Altieri's entropy (Altieri et al., 2018, <doi:10.1007/s10651-017-0383-1>). 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 (>= 3.0-2).

Version: 2.2-4
Depends: R (≥ 4.0.0), spatstat (≥ 3.0-2)
Imports: spatstat.geom, spatstat.random, graphics, grDevices
Published: 2023-11-17
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.SpatEntropy
Author: L. Altieri, D. Cocchi, G. Roli
Maintainer: Altieri Linda <linda.altieri at>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: no
CRAN checks: SpatEntropy results


Reference manual: SpatEntropy.pdf


Package source: SpatEntropy_2.2-4.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): SpatEntropy_2.2-4.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): SpatEntropy_2.2-4.tgz, r-release (x86_64): SpatEntropy_2.2-4.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): SpatEntropy_2.2-4.tgz
Old sources: SpatEntropy archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse imports: mxfda


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