## Writeup 2017: Bayesian Inference with the von-Mises-Fisher Distribution in 3D

[Writeup]

In this writeup, I give an introduction to the von-Mises-Fisher (vMF) distribution which is a commonly used isotropic distribution for directional data. The writeup is an excerpt of my PhD thesis with a focus on Bayesian inference and computational considerations when working with the vMF distribution. While the initial discussion is general, some of the results and derivations for efficient inference are specialized to 3D directional data. Specifically, after the introduction of the vMF di...