Sampling from compositional and directional distributions

Kume, Alfred and Walker, Stephen G. (2006) Sampling from compositional and directional distributions. Statistics and Computing, 16 (3). pp. 261-265. ISSN 0960-3174. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This paper describes a method for sampling from a non-standard distribution which is important in both population genetics and directional statistics. Current approaches rely on complicated procedures which do not work well, if at all, in high dimensions and usual parameter set-ups. We use a Gibbs sampler which seems necessary in practical situations of high dimensions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: directional statistics; Bingham distribution; Gibbs sampling; population genetics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science)
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Mathematics Statistics and Actuarial Science > Statistics
Depositing User: Judith Broom
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2008 23:22
Last Modified: 28 May 2014 10:14
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