I've been exploring the Spatial Statistics tools in ArcGIS 10.1, specifically the Modeling Spatial Relationships toolbox. From reading the help documentation, I've gathered that these tools are only appropriate for scenarios in which the relationships between explanatory and dependent variables are linear. For scenarios with nonlinear relationships, the help documentation suggests either transforming the data to make it linear, or using a nonlinear regression method. Does anyone have any advice about moving forward with either of these suggestions for working with nonlinear relationships? I don't know how I would go about transforming my data, and I haven't been able to find any nonlinear regression tools in ArcGIS.