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"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> |

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RE: st: spatial weighting matrix |

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Wed, 8 Apr 2009 18:17:37 +0100 |

The queen terminology in spatial analysis comes via chess. Imagine squares on a chessboard. A queen can enter a neighbouring square either across a length of boundary (over a link or edge in a boundary network) or diagonally (if two areas touch at a vertex or node in a boundary network). A rook or castle is limited to the first of those. In chess there are of course also other rules but they do not enter here. Thus "queen" implies contiguity wide sense and "rook" strict sense. The terminology goes back at least as far as the work of geographer Andrew Cliff and econometrician-statistician Keith Ord in the late 1960s. In terms of the question, I implemented weighting matrices via string variables [!!!] in -spautoc- on SSC in 1997, but I'd do it in Mata now, but I don't have detailed advice, let alone code. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk Kyle Hood I'm not sure what "first-order queen contiguity" is, but you will probably have to geocode address data (geocode: address->lat/lon), and I don't think you can do this in Stata (that is, unless the breadth of Stata's capabilities is larger than I had realized, which is sometimes the case). Try ArcGIS. Once you have the geocoded data, you can probably compute the weight matrix in Stata, if you want. max r wrote: > I need to create a spatial weighting matrix (first-order queen > contiguity) for a unbalanced panel dataset. The dataset has address > information in it. Is there a way to do this in STATA? I am trying to > test for neigborhood effects in behavior. Appreciate your thoughts. * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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