# dnearneigh() from spdep: Points with the exact same location are not considered neighbours.

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## dnearneigh() from spdep: Points with the exact same location are not considered neighbours.

 Dear List As I was working on a project, I realized that when I use dnearneigh from spdep, two (or more) points that have the exact same coordinates are not considered neighbours and thus are not linked (even when the lower bound is put to 0 or even to -1). See below for an example. (However this does not happen if the parameter longlat is set to false)  Does the function behave the same way for you? Am I missing something? Is this an expected behavior? And if so, if there a way to change that ? In the example below, points 1 and 2 are not connected to each other/are not neighbours (as you can see since the both have only one link, to 3), even though they have the exact same coordinates (and are thus less than 25km apart), while point 3 is connected to both point 1 and 2. If I want to assess autocorrelation using, for instance joincount.test, this is then an issue... >/library(data.table) />/library(spdep) />/pointstable <- data.table(XCoord=c(13.667029,13.667029,13.667028), /YCoord=c(42.772396,42.772396,42.772396)) >/print(pointstable) /     XCoord  YCoord 1: 13.667029 42.772396 2: 13.667029 42.772396 3: 13.667028 42.772396 >/coords <-cbind(pointstable\$XCoord, pointstable\$YCoord) />/nbLocal<- dnearneigh(coords, d1=0, d2=25, longlat = TRUE) />/nbLocal<- dnearneigh(coords, d1=-1, d2=25, longlat = TRUE) #both lines /produce the same output >/summary(nbLocal) /Neighbour list object: Number of regions: 3 Number of nonzero links: 4 Percentage nonzero weights: 44.44444 Average number of links: 1.333333 Link number distribution: 1 2 2 1 2 least connected regions: 1 2 with 1 link 1 most connected region: 3 with 2 links >// Thanks Maël         [[alternative HTML version deleted]] _______________________________________________ R-sig-Geo mailing list [hidden email] https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-sig-geo
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