[RsR] Data generation from Laplace distribution in R

maj at stats.waikato.ac.nz maj at stats.waikato.ac.nz
Sun Nov 16 10:17:33 CET 2008

It seems to me that in the zero mean case you should generate exponential
data and attach a random +/- sign. You can translate the resulting data to
centre on the desired mean for the general case.

Murray Jorgensen

> Hi, Everyone,
> I have problem in data generation using Laplace distribution. i tried
> "rlaplace()" in VGAM package but when i install this package then
> predict(lm(...)) and resid(lm(...)) etc does not work. please let me know
> if anyone who know how to deal with it, and generate Laplace data. it
> would
> be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance,
> Dost,
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