# [R] How to handle NA-values in raster-based Geary´s C test?

Kerstin Traut Kerstin.Traut at uni-jena.de
Thu Jul 12 15:44:02 CEST 2012

```Hi,

I have a question on testing spatial autocorrelation on raster data
including NA-values. In particular, I like to calculate Moran´s I and
Geary´s C indices by using inverse distance weighting matrices.
Calculating Moran´s I with moran.test works fine, because the function
contains the option "na.action=na.pass". Unfortunately, the function
geary.test does not contain this option. The problem is that
geary.test needs an nb argument for which I cannot perform for example
nb<-ifelse(value, nb, NA), because it would change the nb-format to a
list-format.
Is there a way to ignore NA-values in geary.test? Or how can I set NA
values in a neigbors (nb) list?

Thank you very much,
Kerstin

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file<-raster(test.tif")
value <- as.matrix(subset)

# Creation of a list of integer vectors giving the region id numbers
for the neighbors within the grid extent
nb <- cell2nb(50, 50, type="queen", torus=TRUE)

# Calculation of the distances along the links in the neighbous list
dist <- nbdists(nb, coordinates(subset), longlat=TRUE)

# Converting the distances to inverse distance values
inv.dist <- lapply(dist, function (x) 1/(x*100))

# Supplementing the neighbors list with spatial weights for a coding scheme
nb.idw <- nb2listw(nb, glist=inv.dist, style="W")
summary(unlist(nb.idw\$weights))

# Moran's test (two-sided)
moran.global <- moran.test(value, listw=nb.idw, zero.policy = TRUE,
na.action=na.pass, alternative="two.sided")
moran.global

# Geary's test (two-sided)
geary.global <- geary.test(value, listw=nb.idw, zero.policy = TRUE ,
alternative="two.sided")
geary.global

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