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Nonparametric statistics on manifolds with applications to shape spaces

Abhishek Bhattacharya and Rabi Bhattacharya

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This article presents certain recent methodologies and some new results for the statistical analysis of probability distributions on manifolds. An important example considered in some detail here is the 2-D shape space of k-ads, comprising all configurations of k planar landmarks (k>2)-modulo translation, scaling and rotation.

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Bertrand Clarke and Subhashis Ghosal, eds., Pushing the Limits of Contemporary Statistics: Contributions in Honor of Jayanta K. Ghosh (Beachwood, Ohio, USA: Institute of Mathematical Statistics, 2008), 282-301

First available in Project Euclid: 28 April 2008

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Primary: 62G20: Asymptotic properties
Secondary: 62E20: Asymptotic distribution theory 62H35: Image analysis

extrinsic and intrinsic means and variations Kendall’s shape spaces two-sample nonparametric tests

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Bhattacharya, Abhishek; Bhattacharya, Rabi. Nonparametric statistics on manifolds with applications to shape spaces. Pushing the Limits of Contemporary Statistics: Contributions in Honor of Jayanta K. Ghosh, 282--301, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Beachwood, Ohio, USA, 2008. doi:10.1214/074921708000000200.

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