Statistics and Computing

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 53–57 | Cite as

Simulation for the complex Bingham distribution

  • John T. Kent
  • Patrick D.L. Constable
  • Fikret Er


The complex Bingham distribution is relevant for the shape analysis of landmark data in two dimensions. In this paper it is shown that the problem of simulating from this distribution reduces to simulation from a truncated multivariate exponential distribution. Several simulation methods are described and their efficiencies are compared.

acceptance-rejection complex Bingham distribution landmark data shape analysis simulation truncation 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • John T. Kent
    • 1
  • Patrick D.L. Constable
    • 2
  • Fikret Er
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Statistics, School of MathematicsUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK
  2. 2.Sherborne, DorsetUK
  3. 3.Department of Statistics, Faculty of ScienceAnadolu UniversityEskişehirTurkey

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