Leverage and influence diagnostics for Gibbs spatial point processes

Adrian Baddeley, Ege Rubak, Rolf Turner

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For point process models fitted to spatial point pattern data, we describe diagnostic quantities analogous to the classical regression diagnostics of leverage and influence. We develop a simple and accessible approach to these diagnostics, and use it to extend previous results for Poisson point process models to the vastly larger class of Gibbs point processes. Explicit expressions, and efficient calculation formulae, are obtained for models fitted by maximum pseudolikelihood, maximum logistic composite likelihood, and regularised composite likelihoods. For practical applications we introduce new graphical tools, and a new diagnostic analogous to the effect measure DFFIT in regression.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSpatial Statistics
Pages (from-to)15-48
Number of pages34
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019


  • Composite likelihood
  • Conditional intensity
  • Model validation
  • Pseudolikelihood


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