class pysal.explore.giddy.rank.Theta(y, regime, permutations=999)[source]

Regime mobility measure. [Rey04]

For sequence of time periods Theta measures the extent to which rank changes for a variable measured over n locations are in the same direction within mutually exclusive and exhaustive partitions (regimes) of the n locations.

Theta is defined as the sum of the absolute sum of rank changes within the regimes over the sum of all absolute rank changes.

y : array

(n, k) with k>=2, successive columns of y are later moments in time (years, months, etc).

regime : array

(n, ), values corresponding to which regime each observation belongs to.

permutations : int

number of random spatial permutations to generate for computationally based inference.


>>> import pysal.lib as ps
>>> from pysal.explore.giddy.rank import Theta
>>> import numpy as np
>>> vnames=["pcgdp%d"%dec for dec in range(1940,2010,10)]
>>> y=np.transpose(np.array([f.by_col[v] for v in vnames]))
>>> regime=np.array(f.by_col['esquivel99'])
>>> np.random.seed(10)
>>> t=Theta(y,regime,999)
>>> t.theta
array([[0.41538462, 0.28070175, 0.61363636, 0.62222222, 0.33333333,
>>> t.pvalue_left
array([0.307, 0.077, 0.823, 0.552, 0.045, 0.735])
array([130., 114.,  88.,  90.,  90.,  72.])
>>> t.max_total
ranks : array

ranks of the original y array (by columns).

regimes : array

the original regimes array.

total : array

(k-1, ), the total number of rank changes for each of the k periods.

max_total : int

the theoretical maximum number of rank changes for n observations.

theta : array

(k-1,), the theta statistic for each of the k-1 intervals.

permutations : int

the number of permutations.

pvalue_left : float

p-value for test that observed theta is significantly lower than its expectation under complete spatial randomness.

pvalue_right : float

p-value for test that observed theta is significantly greater than its expectation under complete spatial randomness.

__init__(y, regime, permutations=999)[source]

Initialize self. See help(type(self)) for accurate signature.


__init__(y, regime[, permutations]) Initialize self.