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Spatial Scan Statistics

Spatial and Temporal Modeling and Analysis

  1. Tonglin Zhang

Published Online: 15 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vnn065

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

How to Cite

Zhang, T. 2013. Spatial Scan Statistics. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 5.

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  1. Purdue University, Department of Statistics, West Lafayette, IN, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2013


This article reviews the spatial scan statistic, including its definition, adjustment for overdispersion, bootstrap methods for p-value computation, and selected software for implementation.


  • bootstrap;
  • clusters;
  • likelihood ratio statistic;
  • overdispersion;
  • spatial scan statistics