Statistics of Bivariate von Mises Distributions

Part of the Statistics for Biology and Health book series (SBH)


Circular data arises in many areas of science, including astronomy, biology, physics, earth science and meteorology. In molecular biology, circular data emerges particularly in the study of macromolecules. One of the classical examples in this field is the Ramachandran map [595], which describes dihedral angles in the protein main chain.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of StatisticsUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK
  2. 2.The Bioinformatics CentreUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark

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