`polyCub.exact.Gauss()`

is defunct. It may be resurrected in future versions, using a reliable replacement for`gpclib::tristrip()`

(#2).Removed remaining references to archived packages

**gpclib**and**rgeos**.**polyCub**now requires R >= 3.2.0.

- Accommodate CRAN checks with
`_R_CHECK_DEPENDS_ONLY_=true`

.

Support

`"(MULTI)POLYGON"`

geometries from package**sf**as integration domains (#3). Since these classes do not strictly enforce a particular ring direction, the vertex order is checked when the polygon coordinates are extracted for cubature. Thus,**sf**polygons are a less efficient choice for**polyCub**input than polygons from**sp**or**spatstat.geom**. Note that`"POLYGON"`

objects were already accepted in previous versions of**polyCub**but this was undocumented and didn’t check the vertex order.The suggested package

**spatstat**was split into several packages. Package**polyCub**now only suggests**spatstat.geom**(to handle`"owin"`

polygons).

Added a

*getting started*`vignette("polyCub")`

(suggested by @wrathematics in openjournals/joss-reviews#1056).Fix minor compiler warning about missing

`types`

field in`R_CMethodDef`

(@wrathematics, #1).

Package

**polyCub**no longer attaches package**sp**(moved from “Depends” to “Imports”).The R code of the examples is no longer installed by default. Use the

`--example`

flag of R CMD INSTALL to achieve that.The README now exemplifies the four different cubature rules.

The exported C-function

`polyCub_iso()`

…did not handle its

`stop_on_error`

argument correctly (it would always stop on error).now detects non-finite

`intrfr`

function values and gives an informative error message (rather than just reporting “abnormal termination of integration routine”).

Package

**polyCub**no longer strictly depends on package**spatstat**. It is only required for`polyCub.midpoint()`

and for polygon input of class`"owin"`

.

Added full C-implementation of

`polyCub.iso()`

, which is exposed as`"polyCub_iso"`

for use by other R packages (notably future versions of**surveillance**) via`LinkingTo: polyCub`

and`#include <polyCubAPI.h>`

.Accommodate CRAN checks: add missing import from

**graphics**, register native routines and disable symbol search

`polyCub.midpoint()`

works directly with input polygons of classes`"gpc.poly"`

and`"SpatialPolygons"`

, since package**polyCub**now registers corresponding`as.owin`

-methods.`polyCub.exact.Gauss()`

did not work if the`tristrip`

of the transformed input polygon contained degenerate triangles (spotted by Ignacio Quintero).Line integration in

`polyCub.iso()`

could break due to division by zero if the`center`

point was part of the polygon boundary.

Nodes and weights for

`polyCub.SV()`

were only cached up to`nGQ=59`

, not 60 as announced in version 0.5-0. Fixed that which also makes examples truly run without**statmod**.In

`polyCub.SV()`

, the new special setting`f=NULL`

means to only compute nodes and weights.Internal changes to the

`"gpc.poly"`

converters to accommodate**spatstat**1.39-0.

`polyCub.SV()`

gained an argument`engine`

to choose among available implementations. The new and faster C-implementation is the default. There should not be any numerical differences in the result of the cubature.Package

**statmod**is no longer strictly required (imported). Nodes and weights for Gauss-Legendre quadrature in`polyCub.SV()`

are now cached in the**polyCub**package up to`nGQ=60`

.**statmod**`::gauss.quad`

is only queried for a higher number of nodes.

`polyCub.iso()`

…could not handle additional arguments for

`integrate()`

given in the`control`

list.now applies the

`control`

arguments also to the numerical approximation of`intrfr`

.

The

`checkintrfr()`

function is exported and documented.Added a CITATION file.

`plotpolyf()`

…gained an additional argument

`print.args`

, an optional list of arguments passed to`print.trellis()`

if`use.lattice=TRUE`

.passed a

*data frame*of coordinates to`f`

instead of a matrix as documented.

- This version solely fixes a missing NAMESPACE import to make package
**polyCub**again compatible with older versions of**spatstat**(< 1.33-0).

**rgeos**(and therefore the GEOS library) is no longer strictly required (moved from “Imports” to “Suggests”).Added

`coerce`

-methods from`"Polygons"`

(or`"SpatialPolygons"`

or`"Polygon"`

) to`"owin"`

(`as(..., "owin")`

).S4-style

`coerce`

-methods between`"gpc.poly"`

and`"Polygons"`

/`"owin"`

have been removed from the package (since we no longer import the formal class`"gpc.poly"`

from**gpclib**or**rgeos**). However, there are two new functions`gpc2owin`

and`owin2gpc`

similar to those dropped from**spatstat**since version 1.34-0.Moved

`discpoly()`

back to**surveillance**since it is only used there.The latter two changes cause

**surveillance**version 1.6-0 to be incompatible with this new version of**polyCub**. Appropriate modifications have been made in the new version 1.7-0 of**surveillance**.

`polyCub.SV()`

thorough optimization of

`polyCub.SV()`

-related code resulted in about 27% speed-up:use

`mapply()`

instead of a`for`

-loopavoid

`cbind()`

use

`tcrossprod()`

less object copying

`xylist()`

is now exported. It simply extracts polygon coordinates from various spatial classes (with same unifying intention as`xy.coords()`

).A

`polyregion`

of class`"SpatialPolygons"`

of length more than 1 now works in`polyCub`

-methods.Use aspect ratio of 1 in

`plotpolyf()`

.

- This version solely fixes a few typos and a technical note from
`R CMD check`

in the current R development version (also import packages into the NAMESPACE which are listed in the “Depends” field).

New cubature method

`polyCub.iso()`

specific to isotropic functions (thanks to Emil Hedevang for the basic idea).New function

`plotpolyf()`

to plot a polygonal domain on top of an image of a bivariate function.The package now depends on R >= 2.15.0 (for

`.rowSums()`

).The package no longer registers

`"owin"`

as an S4-class since we depend on the**sp**package which does the job. This avoids a spurious warning (in`.simpleDuplicateClass()`

) upon package installation.In

`discpoly()`

, the argument`r`

has been renamed to`radius`

. This is backward compatible by partial argument matching in old code.

This is the initial version of the

**polyCub**package mainly built on functions previously maintained within the**surveillance**package. These methods for cubature of polygonal domains have been outsourced into this separate**polyCub**package since they are of general use for other packages as well.The

**polyCub**package has more documentation and tests, avoids the use of**gpclib**as far as possible (using**rgeos**instead), and solves a compatibility issue with package**maptools**(use`setClass("owin")`

instead of`setOldClass("owin")`

).