Estimating the distribution of Galaxy Morphologies on a continuous space [GA]

The incredible variety of galaxy shapes cannot be summarized by human defined discrete classes of shapes without causing a possibly large loss of information. Dictionary learning and sparse coding allow us to reduce the high dimensional space of shapes into a manageable low dimensional continuous vector space. Statistical inference can be done in the reduced space via probability distribution estimation and manifold estimation.

Read this paper on arXiv…

G. Vinci, P. Freeman, J. Newman, et. al.
Tue, 1 Jul 14

Comments: 4 pages, 3 figures, Statistical Challenges in 21st Century Cosmology, Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 306, 2014