ISMorrill: A function to compute Morrill's segregation index

Description Usage Arguments Value References See Also Examples

View source: R/SegFunctions.R

Description

Morrill's segregation index is a development of ISDuncan's index which takes into account the interactions between spatial units(contiguity). The function can be used in two ways: to provide a contiguity matrix or a external geographic information source (spatial object or shape file).

Usage

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ISMorrill(x, c = NULL, queen = FALSE, 
spatobj = NULL, folder = NULL, shape = NULL)

Arguments

x

- an object of class matrix (or which can be coerced to that class), where each column represents the distribution of a group within spatial units. The number of columns should be greater than 1 (at least 2 groups are required). You should not include a column with total population, because this will be interpreted as a group.

c

- a standard binary contiguity (adjacency) symmetric matrix where each element Cij equals 1 if i-th and j-th spatial units are adjacent, and 0 otherwise.

queen

- a logical parameter difining criteria used for the contiguity matrix computation, TRUE for queen, FALSE (by default) for rook

spatobj

- a spatial object (SpatialPolygonsDataFrame) with geographic information

folder

- a character vector with the folder (directory) name indicating where the shapefile is located on the drive

shape

- a character vector with the name of the shapefile (without the .shp extension) .

Value

a numeric vector containing the Morrill's segregation index value for each group

References

Morrill B. (1991) On the measure of geographic segregation. Geography research forum, 11, pp. 25-36.

See Also

One-group evenness indices: ISDuncan, Gini, Gorard, HTheil, Atkinson, 'ISWong, ISMorrillK

Between groups dissimilarity indices: DIDuncan, Gini2, DIMorrill, DIMorrillK, DIWong

Examples

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x <- segdata@data[ ,1:2]
contiguity <- contig(segdata)
foldername <- system.file('extdata', package = 'OasisR')
shapename <- 'segdata'

ISMorrill(x, c = contiguity) 

ISMorrill(x, spatobj = segdata)

ISMorrill(x, folder = foldername, shape = shapename) 

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