NAME: Mahalanobis Distances (Click Name to Download)
Adobe PDF Version of Manual: Mahalanobis Manual (1.51 mb)
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Last modified: December 9, 2003
TOPICS: Mahalanobis, statistic, correlation, covariance, mean, matrix, distance, Pearson, Spearman, rho, landscape wildlife
AUTHOR: Jeff Jenness
DESCRIPTION: This extension produces several possible Mahalanobis-related outputs:
Please see Mahalanobis Description for a discussion of Mahalaobis distances in general.
REQUIRES: ArcView 3.x and Spatial Analyst. The extension will not load if Spatial Analyst is not present.
This extension also requires that the file "avdlog.dll" be present in the ArcView/BIN32 directory (or $AVBIN/avdlog.dll) and that the Dialog Designer extension be located in your ArcView/ext32 directory, which they usually are if you're running AV 3.1 or better. The Dialog Designer doesn't have to be loaded; it just has to be available. If you are running AV 3.0a, you can download the appropriate files for free from ESRI at:
Recommended Citation Format: For those who wish to cite this extension, the author recommends something similar to:
Jenness, J. 2003. Mahalanobis distances (mahalanobis.avx) extension for ArcView 3.x, Jenness Enterprises. Available at: http://www.jennessent.com/arcview/mahalanobis.htm.
Please let me know if you cite this extension in a publication (email@example.com). I will update the citation list to include any publications that I am told about.
Using the Mahalanobis Distances Extension:
Each Mahalanobis operation is described in detail in the following pages:
Mahalanobis Description | Generating Mahalanobis Grids | Mahalanobis Chi-Square Tools | Mahalanobis Distances for Feature Themes | Mahalanobis Distances for Tables | Additional Mahalanobis Matrices | Mahalanobis References
Enjoy! Please contact the author if you have problems or find bugs.
Jeff Jenness firstname.lastname@example.org
3020 N. Schevene Blvd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Please visit Jenness Enterprises ArcView Extensions site for more ArcView Extensions and other software by the author. We also offer customized ArcView-based GIS consultation services to help you meet your specific data analysis and application development needs.