Spatial Statistics

Spatial Statistics Software and Spatial Data. The public domain Spatial Statistics Toolbox for Matlab 1.1, 2.0, and Spacestatpack for Fortran 90 excel at estimating large-scale lattice models. The Matlab Spatial Statistics Toolbox includes code for simultaneous spatial autoregressions (SAR), conditional spatial autoregressions (CAR), and mixed regressive spatially autoregressive (MRSA) models. In addition, it contains code for creating sparse spatial weight matrices and finding the log-determinants (needed for maximum likelihood). Hence, the Matlab Spatial Statistics Toolbox includes the most common estimators employed in spatial econometrics. These products use sparse matrices and other computational techniques to greatly accelerate computations and to expand the size of potential data sets analyzed. (Source: