libpysal.weights.w_symmetric_difference

libpysal.weights.w_symmetric_difference(w1, w2, w_shape='all', constrained=True, **kwargs)[source]

Returns a binary weights object, w, that includes only neighbor pairs that are not shared by w1 and w2. The w_shape and constrained parameters determine which pairs that are not shared by w1 and w2 are returned.

Parameters
w1W

object

w2W

object

w_shapestr

Defines the shape of the returned weights matrix. ‘all’ returns a matrix with all the unique IDs from w1 and w2; and ‘min’ returns a matrix with the IDs not shared by w1 and w2.

constrainedbool

If False then the full set of neighbor pairs that are not shared by w1 and w2 are returned. If True then those pairs that would not be possible if w_shape=’min’ are dropped. Ignored if w_shape is set to ‘min’.

**kwargskeyword arguments

optional arguments for pysal.weights.W

Returns
wW

object

Notes

ID comparisons are performed using ==, therefore the integer ID 2 is equivalent to the float ID 2.0.

Examples

Construct queen weights matrix for a 4x4 (16 areas) region (w1) and a rook matrix for a 6x4 (24 areas) region (w2). The symmetric difference of these two matrices (with w_shape set to ‘all’ and constrained set to False) contains the corner joins in the overlap area, all the joins in the non-overlap area.

>>> from libpysal.weights import lat2W, w_symmetric_difference
>>> w1 = lat2W(4,4,rook=False)
>>> w2 = lat2W(6,4,rook=True)
>>> w = w_symmetric_difference(w1, w2, constrained=False)
>>> w1[0] == w[0]
False
>>> w1.neighbors[15]
[10, 11, 14]
>>> w2.neighbors[15]
[11, 14, 19]
>>> set(w.neighbors[15]) == set([10, 19])
True