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On some characterizations of spherical distributions


  • Arellano-Valle, Reinaldo B.


A characterization for each spherical (symmetric) distribution is presented. Moreover, a representation as a scale mixture of the Pearson type II distribution is obtained. Some extensions to the multivariate case are also considered.

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  • Arellano-Valle, Reinaldo B., 2001. "On some characterizations of spherical distributions," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 54(3), pages 227-232, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:stapro:v:54:y:2001:i:3:p:227-232

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    1. Arellano-Valle, R.B. & del Pino, G. & Iglesias, P., 2006. "Bayesian inference in spherical linear models: robustness and conjugate analysis," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 97(1), pages 179-197, January.


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