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diversity index

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  1. [modeling] A measure of pattern arrangement that considers the relative abundance of each category for the kernel at each cell location.
  2. [Esri software] Summarizes racial and ethnic diversity, indicating the likelihood that two individuals, chosen at random from the same area, belong to the same race or ethnic group. The index ranges from 0 (no diversity) to 100 (highest diversity). An area's Diversity Index increases when the population includes more race/ethnic groups.