Bolet´ın de Estad´ıstica e Investigaci´on Operativa
Vol. 33, No. 2, Julio 2017, pp. 85-107
An introduction to statistical methods for
Rosa M. Crujeiras
Departamento de Estat´ıstica, An´alise Matem´atica
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Angles, directions, events, occurrences along time... all
of them can be viewed as data on a circle (circular data).
The particular nature of this type of data requires specific
and adapted inferential and modelling procedures. Although
there are quite a few references on this topic, and despite
circular data are quite common in many applied sciences,
they are frequently overlooked. This brief introduction aims
to give the reader just some basic ideas on circular data
analysis (with some mentions to the general case of spherical
or directional data), providing some relevant references and
tools for their application in practice.
Circular data, Kernel estimation, von Mises.
AMS Subject classifications:
62G07, 62G08, 62P10.
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