Distribution on the Sphere

  • Christopher Bingham
Part of the Lecture Notes in Statistics book series (LNS, volume 1)


The two primary goals of Fisher’s 1953 paper “Dispersion on a Sphere” [CP 249] are: (i) to explore methodology for the analysis of more or less widely dispersed measurements of direction such as frequently arise in geology; and (ii) to “exhibit in a clear light” the “nature of inductive inferences”, specifically to provide a non-standard example illustrating the correct application of fiducial inference.


Conditional Distribution Marginal Distribution Maximum Likelihood Estimator Resultant Vector Fiducial Distribution 
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