createSpatialNetwork#

Date

2022-10-06

https://github.com/drieslab/Giotto/tree/suite/R/spatial_structures.R#L1598

Description#

Create a spatial network based on cell centroid physical distances.

Usage#

createSpatialNetwork(
  gobject,
  name = NULL,
  spat_unit = NULL,
  feat_type = NULL,
  spat_loc_name = NULL,
  dimensions = "all",
  method = c("Delaunay", "kNN"),
  delaunay_method = c("deldir", "delaunayn_geometry", "RTriangle"),
  maximum_distance_delaunay = "auto",
  options = "Pp",
  Y = TRUE,
  j = TRUE,
  S = 0,
  minimum_k = 0,
  knn_method = "dbscan",
  k = 4,
  maximum_distance_knn = NULL,
  verbose = F,
  return_gobject = TRUE,
  ...
)

Arguments#

Argument

Description

gobject

giotto object

name

name for spatial network (default = ‘spatial_network’)

spat_unit

spatial unit

feat_type

feature type

spat_loc_name

name of spatial locations to use

dimensions

which spatial dimensions to use (default = all)

method

which method to use to create a spatial network. (default = Delaunay)

delaunay_method

Delaunay method to use

maximum_distance_delaunay

distance cuttof for nearest neighbors to consider for Delaunay network

options

(geometry) String containing extra control options for the underlying Qhull command; see the Qhull documentation (../doc/qhull/html/qdelaun.html) for the available options. (default = ‘Pp’, do not report precision problems)

Y

(RTriangle) If TRUE prohibits the insertion of Steiner points on the mesh boundary.

j

(RTriangle) If TRUE jettisons vertices that are not part of the final triangulation from the output.

S

(RTriangle) Specifies the maximum number of added Steiner points.

minimum_k

minimum nearest neigbhours if maximum_distance != NULL

knn_method

method to create kNN network

k

number of nearest neighbors based on physical distance

maximum_distance_knn

distance cuttof for nearest neighbors to consider for kNN network

verbose

verbose

return_gobject

boolean: return giotto object (default = TRUE)

list()

Additional parameters for the selected function

Details#

Creates a spatial network connecting single-cells based on their physical distance to each other. For Delaunay method, neighbors will be decided by delaunay triangulation and a maximum distance criteria. For kNN method, number of neighbors can be determined by k, or maximum distance from each cell with or without setting a minimum k for each cell.

dimensions: default = ‘all’ which takes all possible dimensions. Alternatively you can provide a character vector that specififies the spatial dimensions to use, e.g. c(“sdimx’,?sdimy?) or a numerical vector, e.g. 2:3

Value#

giotto object with updated spatial network slot