gearyc.stat: Compute Geary's C Autocorrelation Statistic

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gearyc.statR Documentation

Compute Geary's C Autocorrelation Statistic


Compute Geary's C autocorrelation statistic using either residuals or SMRs by means of cuntion geary from package spdep.

gearyc.stat computes the test statistic and the test using a hi-square distribution whilst gearyc.test performs a bootstrap test.


gearyc.stat(data, applyto="SMR", ...)
gearyc.test(formula, data, model, R, ...)



Formula that specifies the underlying model. The observed cases are the response and the expected number of cases must be specified as an offset in the log scale (see example below). Note that now it is not necessary to use Observed and Expected and that any other names can be used to specify the observed and expected cases.


Parametric model to be used in the bootstrap test. One of "param", "multinom", "poisson" or "negbin". See the DCluster manpage for details.


Arguments needed by function moran from package spdep. In addition, when calling 'gearyc.test' the remaining arguments in 'gearyc.stat' not included in 'gearyc.test'. This is done so because gearyc.test calls gearyc.stat in order to perform the test.


Number of replicates used in the test to compute the significance of the observed value of the test statistic.


A dataframe containing the data, as specified in the DCluster manpage.


A string with the name of the statistic with which calculate Geary's Index. It may be either residulas or SMR.


Geary, R. C. (1954). The contiguity ratio and statistical mapping. The Incorporated Statistician 5, 115-145.

See Also

DCluster, geary, gearyc, gearyc.boot, gearyc.pboot


col.W <- nb2listw(ncCR85.nb, zero.policy=TRUE)

sids<-cbind(sids, Expected=nc.sids$BIR74*sum(nc.sids$SID74)/sum(nc.sids$BIR74))

gearyc.stat(data=sids, listw=col.W, n=length(ncCR85.nb), n1=length(ncCR85.nb)-1,
	S0=Szero(col.W) )

gearyc.stat(data=sids, applyto="SMR", listw=col.W, n=length(ncCR85.nb), 
	n1=length(ncCR85.nb)-1,S0=Szero(col.W) )

gearyc.test(Observed~offset(log(Expected)), data=sids, model="poisson", R=99,
   applyto="SMR", listw=col.W, n=length(ncCR85.nb), 
	n1=length(ncCR85.nb)-1,S0=Szero(col.W) )

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