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Taylor's Law and the Spatial Distribution of Urban Facilities

@article{Wu2014TaylorsLA,
  title={Taylor's Law and the Spatial Distribution of Urban Facilities},
  author={Liang Wu and Xuezheng Chen and Chunyan Zhao},
  journal={arXiv: Applications},
  year={2014}
}
Taylor's law is the footprint of ecosystems, which admits a power function relationship $S^{2}=am^{b}$ between the variance $S^{2}$ and mean number $m$ of organisms in an area. We examine the distribution of spatial coordinate data of seven urban facilities (beauty salons, banks, stadiums, schools, pharmacy, convenient stores and restaurants) in 37 major cities in China, and find that Taylor's law is validated among all 7 considered facilities, in the fashion that either all cities are combined… 
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