## Directional Statistics and Shape Analysis (1995)

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### BibTeX

@MISC{Mardia95directionalstatistics,

author = {K. V. Mardia},

title = {Directional Statistics and Shape Analysis},

year = {1995}

}

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### Abstract

There have been various developments in shape analysis in the last decade. We describe here some relationships of shape analysis with directional statistics. For shape, rotations are to be integrated out or to be optimized over whilst they are the basis for directional statistics. However, various concepts are connected. In particular, certain distributions of directional statistics have emerged in shape analysis, such a distribution is Complex Bingham Distribution. This paper first gives some background to shape analysis and then it goes on to directional distributions and their applications to shape analysis. Note that the idea of using tangent space for analysis is common to both manifold as well. 1 Introduction Consider shapes of configurations of points in Euclidean space. There are various contexts in which k labelled points (or "landmarks") x 1 ; :::; x k in IR m are given and interest is in the shape of (x 1 ; :::; x k ). Example 1 The microscopic fossil Globorotalia truncat...