AISM 52, 438-447
(Received October 13, 1997; revised February 9, 1999)
Abstract. This article investigates basic properties of the Bessel distribution, a power series distribution which has not been fully explored before. Links with some well-known distributions such as the von Mises-Fisher distribution are described. A simulation scheme is also proposed to generate random samples from the Bessel distribution. This scheme is useful in Bayesian inferences and Monte Carlo computation.
Key words and phrases: Bessel distribution, randomized gamma distribution, von Mises-Fisher distribution, Bessel quotient, simulation, path integral.
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