[R] truncated distributions

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Sat Apr 2 22:36:19 CEST 2011

On Apr 2, 2011, at 1:15 PM, statfan wrote:

> The definition of the "mean vector" is essentially what my question  
> boils
> down to.  In the functions details, the author states
> "We sample x ~ T(mean, Sigma, df) subject to the rectangular  
> truncation
> lower <= x <= upper. Currently, two random number generation methods  
> are
> implemented: rejection sampling and the Gibbs Sampler."
> So if the mean vector in the "rtmvt" function is the mean of the  
> parent
> distribution's mean (as I hope it is),

Given the results of what I posted earlier ... how could it be  

> then it would be acceptable to define
> a mean vector outside of the truncated range.  Clarification of this  
> point
> would be greatly appreciated.
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David Winsemius, MD
West Hartford, CT

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