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Methods and Functions for planar point pattern analysis

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pointpats: Point Pattern Analysis in PySAL

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Statistical analysis of planar point patterns.

This package is part of PySAL: The Python Spatial Analysis Library.


This pointpats package is intended to support the statistical analysis of planar point patterns.

It currently works on cartesian coordinates. Users with data in geographic coordinates need to project their data prior to using this module.


Online documentation is available here.



Install pointpats by running:

$ pip install pointpats


pointpats development is hosted on github.

As part of the PySAL project, pointpats development follows these guidelines.

Bug reports

To search for or report bugs, please see pointpats' issues.

BibTeX Citation

  author       = {Wei Kang and
                  Levi John Wolf and
                  Sergio Rey and
                  Hu Shao and
                  Mridul Seth and
                  Martin Fleischmann and
                  Sugam Srivastava and
                  James Gaboardi and
                  Giovanni Palla and
                  Dani Arribas-Bel and
                  Qiusheng Wu},
  title        = {pysal/pointpats: pointpats 2.3.0},
  month        = mar,
  year         = 2023,
  publisher    = {Zenodo},
  version      = {v2.3.0},
  doi          = {10.5281/zenodo.7706219},
  url          = {}

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