• Corpus ID: 88521424

The Joint Projected and Skew Normal

  title={The Joint Projected and Skew Normal},
  author={Gianluca Mastrantonio},
  journal={arXiv: Applications},
  • G. Mastrantonio
  • Published 1 December 2015
  • Computer Science
  • arXiv: Applications
We introduce a new multivariate circular linear distribution suitable for modeling direction and speed in (multiple) animal movement data. To properly account for specific data features, such as heterogeneity and time dependence, a hidden Markov model is used. Parameters are estimated under a Bayesian framework and we provide computational details to implement the Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithm. The proposed model is applied to a dataset of six free-ranging Maremma Sheepdogs. Its… 

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