First, give the model a title, say Baltimore block groups. Next, choose the
dependent variable of median house value, MED_VAL_AL (click it in the left
window, then click the little arrow next to “dependent variable.”). Next
choose your independent variables in the same manner: use P_SFDH (that’s
percent single family detached homes), POWNOCC(percent owner occupied
housing), P_vac (percent vacant housing), MED_ROOMS
(median number of rooms per house), YRSOLD (median years old for housing),
d2down, d2prot and CANMEAN2. Then
choose X and Y as your location variables. Choose adapative
as your kernel type, and set bandwidth selection to all data, and leave
everything else as is (making sure that ArcInfo is
chosen as the output format). Click on
“model options” and under that interface, choose a Monte
Carlo significance test and check “pointwise
diagnostics.” Then click “save model”
and give it a name you can remember. Finally, click run. Next you should see
prompts for the control and listing files. Keep the control file as given and
choose to save a listing file in your nr245 directory, calling it BGBACI.
Then click ‘run’ .
You should see a black DOS screen with a “run completed”
message box in the background. DON’T click OK on the run completed box, even
if it says “the model failed to run.” Instead, let it continue to run until
the DOS window disappears, maybe 5 minutes.