Computer generation of points on a plane
AuthorLee C. Wensel
Author AffiliationsLee C. Wensel was Associate Professor of Forestry, Department of Forestry and Conservation, College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720.
Hilgardia 43(5):131-142. DOI:10.3733/hilg.v43n05p131. June 1975.
A statistical model for the generation of random, contagious, and uniform spatial patterns is developed. Points are located on the plane one at a time with each point modifying the probability matrix for the next point. For random patterns no change is made in the probabilities. For contagious patterns, location of a point increases the probability of locating another point near it. However, for uniform patterns the probability of locating another point near previously established points is reduced.
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