The Kent distribution, also known as the 5-parameter Fisher-Bingham distribution, is a probability distribution in ℜ3, the real three dimensional coordinate space, of a two-dimensional unit sphere.
Kent Distribution PDF
The Kent distribution’s probability density function, f(x), is given by the equation:
- x is a three dimensional unit value.
- c(κ, β) is a normalizing constant, and is given by the equation
In the above equation, Iv(κ) represents what is called the modified Bessel function.
Stephanie Glen. "Kent Distribution: Definition" From StatisticsHowTo.com: Elementary Statistics for the rest of us! https://www.statisticshowto.com/kent-distribution-2/
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