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st: RE: Is Stata used for spatial statistics/GIS?
The short answer is Not much.
In particular, Stata cannot claim to be
However, there are several very interesting
user contributions in the field of spatial
statistics, and even mapping, some not
fully in the public domain. Also, I
suspect that spatial statistics will
be a growth area for Stata in the medium
term, partly because people who like Stata
will want to do spatial statistics within it.
My guess is that add-ons to R give it a clear
edge at present.
> Is Stata used for spatial statistics/GIS, including for
> teaching a basic
> course on the topic? If so, what are its advantages or disadvantages
> relative to other software? What's the best software for getting
> started with spatial statistics?
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