[R] Mixtures of Von-mises distributions

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Nov 16 13:28:21 CET 2003

Why do you want to use the EM `algorithm'?

It will be easier to directly maximize the log likelihood, and that is a 
5-mins job in R.

Take a look at the examples in MASS4 ch 16 (and see the books in the FAQ 
or the scripts in the MASS package).

On Sun, 16 Nov 2003, Saint-Jean Christophe wrote:

>     I would like to fit a von mises mixture to my data using the EM
> Algorithm.
>     Unfornately, existing packages (including circstats) doesn't provide
> such method.
>     So, does anybody have written such code ?
> Big thanks,
> Christophe, (R newbie)

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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