libpysal.weights.block_weights¶

libpysal.weights.
block_weights
(regimes, ids=None, sparse=False, **kwargs)[source]¶ Construct spatial weights for regime neighbors.
Block contiguity structures are relevant when defining neighbor relations based on membership in a regime. For example, all counties belonging to the same state could be defined as neighbors, in an analysis of all counties in the US.
 Parameters
 Returns
 W
spatial
weights
instance
 W
Examples
>>> from libpysal.weights import block_weights >>> import numpy as np >>> regimes = np.ones(25) >>> regimes[range(10,20)] = 2 >>> regimes[range(21,25)] = 3 >>> regimes array([1., 1., 1., 1., 1., 1., 1., 1., 1., 1., 2., 2., 2., 2., 2., 2., 2., 2., 2., 2., 1., 3., 3., 3., 3.]) >>> w = block_weights(regimes) >>> w.weights[0] [1.0, 1.0, 1.0, 1.0, 1.0, 1.0, 1.0, 1.0, 1.0, 1.0] >>> w.neighbors[0] [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 20] >>> regimes = ['n','n','s','s','e','e','w','w','e'] >>> n = len(regimes) >>> w = block_weights(regimes) >>> w.neighbors == {0: [1], 1: [0], 2: [3], 3: [2], 4: [5, 8], 5: [4, 8], 6: [7], 7: [6], 8: [4, 5]} True