Hello,

I have a semester project to develop a tool using Python which implements Kulldorff's algorithm and finds clusters in point data.

Currently it is a mess: I understand Kuldorff's algorithm upto the part before it dives into Bernoulli & Poisson. I imagine I have to call certain things from R. I have several disease & crime point shape files.

I am not able to start with the coding due insufficient understanding of all these aspects.

What are the reqiurements of the data, I mean what all attributes the points must have(population, time etc)?

How do I program a (Bernoulli/Poisson) statistical test (I have never done this, I dont have the sligtest clue)?

How to integrate python and R? Rpy2 is preferrable, I guess. But need help installing rpy2.

These are for starters. Indeed I am not being able to set my concept right and start work.

Please help me.

Avishek

I have a semester project to develop a tool using Python which implements Kulldorff's algorithm and finds clusters in point data.

Currently it is a mess: I understand Kuldorff's algorithm upto the part before it dives into Bernoulli & Poisson. I imagine I have to call certain things from R. I have several disease & crime point shape files.

I am not able to start with the coding due insufficient understanding of all these aspects.

What are the reqiurements of the data, I mean what all attributes the points must have(population, time etc)?

How do I program a (Bernoulli/Poisson) statistical test (I have never done this, I dont have the sligtest clue)?

How to integrate python and R? Rpy2 is preferrable, I guess. But need help installing rpy2.

These are for starters. Indeed I am not being able to set my concept right and start work.

Please help me.

Avishek

As for implementation I would write an R script with parameters that are passed from Python. ESRI has an example calling a clustering script: http://resources.arcgis.com/gallery/file/geoprocessing/details?entryID=F855D6D1-1422-2418-A0B2-643E624A8925

I also stumbled across a very intriguing method for interfacing R and ArcGIS through Python that I have not tried yet. I attached the PDF.