Introduction

The goal of spatialsample is to provide functions and classes for spatial resampling to use with rsample, including:

The implementation of more spatial resampling approaches is planned.

Like rsample, spatialsample provides building blocks for creating and analyzing resamples of a spatial data set but does not include code for modeling or computing statistics. The resampled data sets created by spatialsample are efficient and do not have much memory overhead.

Installation

You can install the released version of spatialsample from CRAN with:

install.packages("spatialsample")

And the development version from GitHub with:

# install.packages("devtools")
devtools::install_github("tidymodels/spatialsample")

Example

The most straightforward spatial resampling strategy with the lightest dependencies is spatial_clustering_cv(), which uses k-means clustering to identify cross-validation folds:

library(spatialsample)
data("ames", package = "modeldata")

set.seed(1234)
folds <- spatial_clustering_cv(ames, coords = c("Latitude", "Longitude"), v = 5)

folds
#> #  5-fold spatial cross-validation 
#> # A tibble: 5 x 2
#>   splits             id   
#>   <list>             <chr>
#> 1 <split [2332/598]> Fold1
#> 2 <split [2187/743]> Fold2
#> 3 <split [2570/360]> Fold3
#> 4 <split [2118/812]> Fold4
#> 5 <split [2513/417]> Fold5

In this example, the ames data on houses in Ames, IA is resampled with v = 5; notice that the resulting partitions do not contain an equal number of observations.

We can create a helper plotting function to visualize the five folds.

library(ggplot2)
library(purrr)
library(dplyr)
#> 
#> Attaching package: 'dplyr'
#> The following objects are masked from 'package:stats':
#> 
#>     filter, lag
#> The following objects are masked from 'package:base':
#> 
#>     intersect, setdiff, setequal, union

plot_splits <- function(split) {
    p <- analysis(split) %>%
        mutate(analysis = "Analysis") %>%
        bind_rows(assessment(split) %>%
                      mutate(analysis = "Assessment")) %>%
        ggplot(aes(Longitude, Latitude, color = analysis)) + 
        geom_point(alpha = 0.5) +
        labs(color = NULL)
    print(p)
}

walk(folds$splits, plot_splits)

Contributing

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