University of California

Computer generation of points on a plane


Lee C. Wensel

Author Affiliations

Lee C. Wensel was Associate Professor of Forestry, Department of Forestry and Conservation, College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 43(5):131-142. DOI:10.3733/hilg.v43n05p131. June 1975.

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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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Wensel L. 1975. Computer generation of points on a plane. Hilgardia 43(5):131-142. DOI:10.3733/hilg.v43n05p131
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