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Space-filling location selection

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  • BIA Michela
  • VAN KERM Philippe

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This note describes a Stata implementation of a space-filling location selection algorithm. It optimally selects a subset from an array of locations so that the spatial coverage of the array by the selected subset is optimized according to a geometric criterion. Such an algorithm is useful in site selection problems, but also in various non-parametric estimation procedures, e.g. to select (multivariate) knot locations in spline regression analysis.

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  • BIA Michela & VAN KERM Philippe, 2013. "Space-filling location selection," LISER Working Paper Series 2013-17, LISER.
  • Handle: RePEc:irs:cepswp:2013-17
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    1. Michela Bia & Carlos A. Flores & Alfonso Flores-Lagunes & Alessandra Mattei, 2014. "A Stata package for the application of semiparametric estimators of dose–response functions," Stata Journal, StataCorp LP, vol. 14(3), pages 580-604, September.

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    spatial sampling; space-filling design; site selection; multivariate knot selection; point-swapping;

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