[R] OT: distribution of a pathological random variate

Charles C. Berry cberry at tajo.ucsd.edu
Wed Aug 29 20:20:33 CEST 2007

On Wed, 29 Aug 2007, Horace Tso wrote:

> Folks,
> I wonder if anything could be said about the distribution of a random variate x, where
> x = N(0,1)/N(0,1)

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 	'gaussian ratio'

> Obviously x is pathological because it could be 0/0. If we exclude this point, so the set is {x/(0/0)}, does x have a well defined distribution? or does it exist a distribution that approximates x.
> (The case could be generalized of course to N(mu1, sigma1)/N(mu2, sigma2) and one still couldn't get away from the singularity.)
> Any insight or reference to related discussion is appreciated.
> Horace Tso
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