build_mesh {disaggregation}R Documentation

Build mesh for disaggregaton model

Description

build_mesh function takes a SpatialPolygons object and mesh arguments to build an appropriate mesh for the spatial field.

Usage

build_mesh(shapes, mesh.args = NULL)

Arguments

shapes

shapefile covering the region under investigation.

mesh.args

list of parameters that control the mesh structure. convex, concave and resolution, to control the boundary of the inner mesh, and max.edge, cut and offset, to control the mesh itself, with the parameters having the same meaning as in the INLA functions inla.convex.hull and inla.mesh.2d.

Details

The mesh is created by finding a tight boundary around the polygon data, and creating a fine mesh within the boundary and a coarser mesh outside. This speeds up computation time by only having a very fine mesh within the area of interest and having a small region outside with a coarser mesh to avoid edge effects.

Six mesh parameters can be specified as arguments: convex, concave and resolution, to control the boundary of the inner mesh, and max.edge, cut and offset, to control the mesh itself, with the names meaning the same as used by INLA functions inla.convex.hull and inla.mesh.2d.

Defaults are: pars <- list(convex = -0.01, concave = -0.5, resolution = 300, max.edge = c(3.0, 8), cut = 0.4, offset = c(1, 15)).

Value

An inla.mesh object

Examples

## Not run: 
 polygons <- list()
 for(i in 1:100) {
   row <- ceiling(i/10)
   col <- ifelse(i %% 10 != 0, i %% 10, 10)
   xmin = 2*(col - 1); xmax = 2*col; ymin = 2*(row - 1); ymax = 2*row
   polygons[[i]] <- rbind(c(xmin, ymax), c(xmax,ymax), c(xmax, ymin), c(xmin,ymin))
 }

 polys <- do.call(raster::spPolygons, polygons)
 response_df <- data.frame(area_id = 1:100, response = runif(100, min = 0, max = 10))
 spdf <- sp::SpatialPolygonsDataFrame(polys, response_df)

 my_mesh <- build_mesh(spdf)

## End(Not run)


[Package disaggregation version 0.1.4 Index]