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PySAL: A Python Library for Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis and Geocomputation


This talk presents an overview and update of PySAL. PySAL is designed to support the development of high level applications in exploratory spatial data analysis and geocomputation. The library includes a comprehensive suite of modules that cover the entire spatial data analysis research stack from geospatial data processing and integration, to exploratory spatial data analysis, spatial dynamics, regionalization, and spatial econometrics. A selection of these modules are illustrated drawing on research in spatial criminology, epidemiology and urban inequality dynamics. A number of geovisualization packages that have been implemented using PySAL as an analytical core are also demonstrated. Future plans for additional modules and enhancements are also discussed.