ESDA: Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis

ESDA is an open-source Python library for the exploratory analysis of spatial data. A subpackage of PySAL (Python Spatial Analysis Library), it is under active development and includes methods for global and local spatial autocorrelation analysis.


esda implements measures for the exploratory analysis spatial data and is part of the PySAL family

Details are available in the esda api.


esda 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 esda’s issues.

Citing esda

If you use PySAL-esda 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:

  author={Rey, Sergio J. and Anselin, Luc},
  title={{PySAL: A Python Library of Spatial Analytical Methods}},
  journal={The Review of Regional Studies},
  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.