The Regional Analysis Laboratory (REGAL) was a collaborative research group within the Department of Geography, San Diego State University. REGAL research focuses on the development and application of state of the art open source tools in the areas of regional science, economic geography, geocomputation and geovisualization. REGAL’s computational resources reside in the Center for Earth Systems Analysis Research (CESAR).
REGAL is home to the software project STARS: Space-Time Analysis of Regional Systems. An open source package written in Python, STARS is designed to support exploratory analysis of data having both spatial and temporal dimensions.