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Is there an analytic form for the Hellinger distance between von Mises distributions?

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    $\begingroup$ What is your definition of "analytic form"? (What people "accept" as closed-form solutions varies, which is why I ask.) With things like modified Bessel functions (which I wouldn't consider a "closed-form expression") stuck in the denominator, it seems like there may be little hope. $\endgroup$
    – cardinal
    Commented Mar 11, 2011 at 3:47

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