Help to interpret optimal bandwidth in ggwr.sel (spgwr package)

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Help to interpret optimal bandwidth in ggwr.sel (spgwr package)

Manuel Ribeiro
Dear list, i am using spgwr as an exploratory tool in the analysis of
environment-health associations.

The study area is square, with dimensions 100x100 m.


In one of the results of my analysis, i found an optimal bandwidth
(optimizing the CV score) of 507 m.

And I interpret this bandwidth as a buffer distance where CV is the

However, maximum (Euclidean) distance between any 2 points in the grid
(100x100) is 141,42 m, so I would expect an optimal bandwidth varying
between zero and 141 m. I am missing something in the interpretation of this
result, since the optimal bandwidth is 507 m.

If anyone can help me interpreting this correctly I will be deeply

Kind regards



Manuel C Ribeiro

Cerena - Centro de Recursos Naturais e Ambiente
Instituto Superior T�cnico
Av. Rovisco Pais  1049-001 Lisboa Portugal
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