# Nonparametric testing of the dependence structure among points-marks-covariates in spatial point patterns

@article{Dvovrak2020NonparametricTO, title={Nonparametric testing of the dependence structure among points-marks-covariates in spatial point patterns}, author={Jivr'i Dvovr'ak and Tom'avs Mrkvivcka and Jorge Mateu and Jonatan A. Gonz'alez}, journal={arXiv: Methodology}, year={2020} }

We investigate the problem of testing the hypothesis of independence between a covariate and the marks in a marked point process. This would be rather straightforward if the (unmarked) process of points was independent of the covariate and the marks. In practice, however, such an assumption is questionable, and possible preferential sampling effects (dependence between the point process and the covariate and/or the marks) may lead to incorrect conclusions. Hence we propose to investigate the…

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