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Tango's statistic to perform a general clustering test is expressed as follows:

*T = (r-p)' A (r-p)*

where *r' = [O_1/O_+, ..., O_n/O_+]*,
*p' = [E_1/E_+, ..., E_n/E_+]*
and *A* is a matrix of closeness which measures
the cloneness between two zones (the higher the closer).

Tango proposes to take *A_ij=exp(-D/phi)*,
where *D_ij* is the distance between centroids of regions *i*
and *j*, and *phi* is a constant that measures how strong is the
relationship between regions in a general way.

Tango, Toshiro (1995). A Class of Tests for Detecting 'General' and 'Focused' Clustering of Rare Diseases. Statistics in Medicine 14, 2323-2334.

DCluster, tango.stat, tango.boot, tango.pboot

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