Create a random variable for VonMisesFisher.

See VonMisesFisher for more details.



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Creates a new VonMisesFisher instance.


  • mean_direction: Floating-point Tensor with shape [B1, ... Bn, D]. A unit vector indicating the mode of the distribution, or the unit-normalized direction of the mean. (This is not in general the mean of the distribution; the mean is not generally in the support of the distribution.) NOTE: D is currently restricted to <= 5.
  • concentration: Floating-point Tensor having batch shape [B1, ... Bn] broadcastable with mean_direction. The level of concentration of samples around the mean_direction. concentration=0 indicates a uniform distribution over the unit hypersphere, and concentration=+inf indicates a Deterministic distribution (delta function) at mean_direction.
  • validate_args: Python bool, default False. When True distribution parameters are checked for validity despite possibly degrading runtime performance. When False invalid inputs may silently render incorrect outputs.
  • allow_nan_stats: Python bool, default True. When True, statistics (e.g., mean, mode, variance) use the value "NaN" to indicate the result is undefined. When False, an exception is raised if one or more of the statistic's batch members are undefined.
  • name: Python str name prefixed to Ops created by this class.


  • ValueError: For known-bad arguments, i.e. unsupported event dimension.