24. Spatial Statistics

  1. Michael J. Crawley

Published Online: 14 SEP 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470515075.ch24

The R Book

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How to Cite

Crawley, M. J. (2007) Spatial Statistics, in The R Book, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470515075.ch24

Author Information

  1. Imperial College London at Silwood Park, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 SEP 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470510247

Online ISBN: 9780470515075



  • spatial statistics;
  • point processes;
  • nearest neighbours;
  • spatial randomness tests;
  • libraries for spatial statistics;
  • pair correlation function for ragwort data;
  • spatial statistics - variogram (or semivariogram);
  • generalized least squares (GLS) for regression modelling


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Point Processes

  • Nearest Neighbours

  • Tests for Spatial Randomness

  • Libraries for spatial statistics

  • Geostatistical data

  • Regression Models with Spatially Correlated Errors: Generalized Least Squares