An investigation of the degree of randomness in the dispersion of point features (triple junctions) in a plane

Stuart R Stock*, J. E. Hilliard

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Abstract

The nearest‐neighbour distance distribution was used as a criterion to investigate the dispersion of triple junctions. Comparison of the expected and measured distributions by the χ2‐test indicated that the triple junctions were probably not randomly located, contrary to an earlier conclusion based on an areal probe of the same specimen. The present results suggest that areal probes are insensitive to large deviations from randomness in the location of points in a plane. 1983 Blackwell Science Ltd

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-109
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Microscopy
Volume130
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

Keywords

  • Spatial distribution
  • nearest‐neighbours
  • reflexive nearest‐neighbours
  • test of randomness
  • triple junctions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology

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