Hi, I was wondering if someone could help me with selection of appropriate tool from Spatial Statistics Tools. I need to make an analysis of points in city which represent shops. I want to check if some retailer types have tendency to agglomeration or they avoid each other. I'm not sure which tool I should use to solve my problem. Is Grouping Analysis would be ok? Or should I use Ripley's K function?
That is predicated on the assumption that store type is a controlling factor as to whether there will be any clustering/dispersion in the observed pattern and also that stores are able to locate freely in the landscape without regard for other influencing factors (ie such as zoning, cost, building size etc etc)