Quadrat Analysis_RW_Thomas

Many problems in probability theory may be envisaged

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Unformatted text preview: ged as an experiment with a finite number of mutually exclusive outcomes (n). If we term each of these outcomes an event, then the probability of the occurrence of one of these events in a single trial on the experiment is given by the symbol p(E). For instance, if our experiment was the tossing of an unbiased coin, then the experiment has two outcomes, heads and tails. The probability for each of these equally likely outcomes in a single trial is given by (1 0) (9) The impetus for geographical interest in nearest neighbour analysis was provided by Clark and Evans (1954) who derived a sampling theory for the observed It must be remembered that quadrat methods ignore the spatial arrangement of the pattern. For example, the highly ordered point pattern depicted in Fig.2(iv)a produces the same frequency array as the pattern in Fig.2(ii)a. Therefore a considerable body of statistical and geographical research has been devoted to developing techniques which measure the arrangement of a pattern. Such techniques are generally referred to as contig...
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2012 for the course GEO 6938 taught by Professor Staff during the Summer '08 term at University of Florida.

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