points are **conceptually** similar to **polygons/lines**

the **goal** is, taking a fixed location, to model other aspects of the data

rather than exhausting the entire space,

points can be **events** subject to **occur anywhere**

The **location** of the event is **part**

of what we are trying to understand/**model**

The interest focuses on **characterizing**

the **pattern** that the points follow **over space**

Distribution of **points over** a portion of **space**

The assumption is a point can happen anywhere in that space but only happens in specific locations.

Describe, characterise, and explain point patterns,

focusing on their **generating process**

import pointpats