The Statistical Analysis of Spatial Pattern

  • M. S. Bartlett

Part of the Monographs on Applied Probability and Statistics book series (EMISS, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Survey of Underlying Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. S. Bartlett
      Pages 3-17
    3. M. S. Bartlett
      Pages 18-44
  3. Examples of Statistical Analyses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. M. S. Bartlett
      Pages 47-66
    3. M. S. Bartlett
      Pages 67-81
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 82-90

About this book


In a contribution (Bartlett, 1971 a) to the Symposium on Statistical Ecology at Yale in 1969, I noted in my introductory remarks that that paper was not intended to be in any way a review of statistical techniques for analysing spatial patterns. My contribution to a conference at Sheffield in 1973 aimed, at least in part, to supply such a review and forms the basis of this monograph; but in these prefatory remarks I must still make clear what I decided to discuss, and what I have omitted. Broadly speaking, the coverage is that included in seminars and lectures I have given on this theme since 1969. We may divide problems of spatial pattern (in contrast with complete random chaos) into (i) detecting departures from randomness, Oi) analysing such departures when detected, for example, in relation to some stochastic model and (iii) special problems which require separate consideration; for example, sophisticated problems of pattern recognition in specific fields, such as the computer reading of handwriting or recognition of chromosomes.


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Authors and affiliations

  • M. S. Bartlett
    • 1
  1. 1.University of OxfordUK

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-5757-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-5755-8
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