Can ArcGIS handle ordinal data in calculating Moran'I?

Discussion created by pinkorchid on Feb 17, 2014
Hi everyone,

I am not sure if the Moran's I in the ArcGIS package can handle ordinal data, as well. For instance, certain adaptations are necessary to be made for examining spatial autocorrelations in ordinal data using Moran's I. Does the ArcGIS software automatically use the adaptation or it treats ordinal data as if it were continuos data?

Thank you very much!