How to bin point data at different scales for the purpose of selecting bandwidth

Discussion created by A00714264 on Jan 31, 2012
Latest reply on Feb 1, 2012 by jevans02

Hi there,

I was hoping someone could shed some light on a problem I'm tackling. I have point data for a few different spp of pelagic seabirds that I am conducting kernel density analysis on. In order to select an appropriate bandwidth (search radius) for extrapolating the data, I need to find a way to bin the point data at different scales to see at what scale their clustering is considered random.

Has anyone done this before and if so, could you steer me in the right direction?

Many thanks,