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Determining optimal neighborhood size for ecological studies using leave-one-out cross validation

Authors
Journal
International Journal of Health Geographics
1476-072X
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Volume
11
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/1476-072x-11-10
Keywords
  • Methodology

Abstract

We employed a leave-one-out cross validation to determine optimally sized neighborhood. Variations between a single point and the other points within each filter size for all the points in the study area were evaluated, and the mean squared error (MSE) for each filter was calculated. The filter with the lowest MSE was considered as the optimal neighborhood. The method is useful in determining the optimal neighborhood for both geographic and population filters.

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