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PySAL: Python Spatial Analysis Library

PySAL is a collaborative effort between Luc Anselin's research group at UIUC and Sergio Rey's research group at REGAL to develop a cross-platform library of spatial analysis functions written in Python. This combines the development efforts on PySpace and STARS - Space Time Analysis of Regional Systems. Both will continue to exist and exploit a common library of functions.

PySpace is an open source software development effort that is part of PySAL to implement spatial statistical methods in general and spatial regression analysis in particular using Python and Numerical Python. Current activities focus on a set of classes and methods to carry out diagnostics for spatial correlation in linear regression models and to estimate spatial lag and spatial error specifications.


Sergio Rey, Juan Carlos Duque and Luc Anselin (November 2005) Clustering Components of PySAL (pdf 1.4Mb). Regional Science Association Internationa. Las Vegas, NV.

Luc Anselin and Sergio Rey (March 2005). PySAL: A Python Library for Spatial Analytical Functions (pdf 32 slides, 2Mb). Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers 2005, Denver, CO.

Luc Anselin and Julie Le Gallo (March 2004). Panel Data Spatial Econometrics with PySpace (pdf 29 slides, 1Mb). Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers 2004, Philadelphia, PA.

REGAL PySAL (private)

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