Published Online: 15 JAN 2013
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Encyclopedia of Environmetrics
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Jupp, P. E. 2013. Spherical Statistics . Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 5.
- Published Online: 15 JAN 2013
Spherical statistics is concerned with data that lie on the sphere of unit radius, and so are unit vectors representing directions in three-dimensional space. Typical examples of such data are directions of paleomagnetism in rock or directions of normals to cometary orbits. Spherical statistics also provides methods of analyzing data that are axes or rotations.
- bingham distribution;
- fisher distribution;
- uniform distribution