libpysal: Python Spatial Analysis Library Core

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Introduction

libpysal offers four modules that form the building blocks in many upstream packages in the PySAL family:

  • Spatial Weights: libpysal.weights
  • Input-and output: libpysal.io
  • Computational geometry: libpysal.cg
  • Built-in example datasets libpysal.examples

Details are available in the libpysal api.

For background information see [RA07].

Development

libpysal development is hosted on github.

Discussions of development occurs on the developer list as well as gitter.

Getting Involved

If you are interested in contributing to PySAL please see our development guidelines.

Bug reports

To search for or report bugs, please see libpysal’s issues.

Citing libpysal

If you use PySAL in a scientific publication, we would appreciate citations to the following paper:

PySAL: A Python Library of Spatial Analytical Methods, Rey, S.J. and L. Anselin, Review of Regional Studies 37, 5-27 2007.

Bibtex entry:

@Article{pysal2007,
  author={Rey, Sergio J. and Anselin, Luc},
  title={{PySAL: A Python Library of Spatial Analytical Methods}},
  journal={The Review of Regional Studies},
  year=2007,
  volume={37},
  number={1},
  pages={5-27},
  keywords={Open Source; Software; Spatial}
}

License information

See the file “LICENSE.txt” for information on the history of this software, terms & conditions for usage, and a DISCLAIMER OF ALL WARRANTIES.

libpysal

Core components of the Python Spatial Analysis Library (PySAL)