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  1. [statistics] Statistical methods that use space and spatial relationships (such as distance, area, volume, length, height, orientation, centrality, or other spatial characteristics of data) in mathematical computations. Spatial statistics are used for a variety of analysis types, including pattern analysis, shape analysis, surface modeling and surface prediction, spatial regression, statistical comparisons of spatial datasets, statistical modeling, and prediction of spatial interaction. The types of spatial statistics include descriptive, inferential, exploratory, geostatistical, and econometric statistics.

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