srpang89

Difference between Average Nearest Neighbor and Moran's I?

Discussion created by srpang89 on Mar 12, 2012
Latest reply on Apr 16, 2012 by mrlebaron
Can anyone tell me what the difference is between the results of Average Nearest Neighbor and Moran's I? I know that they go about finding a solution in different ways but don't they essentially say the same thing: whether a set of data is clustered, dispersed or random? When would I want to use one and when would I want to use the other?

Or if anyone can point me in the direction of where I might find aforementioned information I'd appreciate that as well. I tried searching the forums, Google, etc. and haven't been able to find much. Plenty on what they are and what they do but I haven't been able to decipher what the difference is between the results of the two and when I should use one over the other.

Thank you.

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