[R] Generating Heavy and Light Tailed Normal Variates
dan.abner99 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 16 17:09:31 CET 2016
Thank you for the response. Let me re-phrase:
What is the most efficient way to generate variates from a unimodal
symmetric distribution that are leptokurtic or platykurtic in R? There does
not appear to be a kurtosis parameter for rnorm().
On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 10:15 AM, Bert Gunter <bgunter.4567 at gmail.com>
> There is no such thing as "heavy and light tailed normal variates."
> The normal distribution is normal, period.
> Ask this on stats.stackexchange.com. It is about statistics not R, and
> a sensible answer heavily depends on the context you have in mind.
> Bert Gunter
> "The trouble with having an open mind is that people keep coming along
> and sticking things into it."
> -- Opus (aka Berkeley Breathed in his "Bloom County" comic strip )
> On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 6:45 AM, Dan Abner <dan.abner99 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I need to generate heavy and light-tailed normal variates separately for
> > demonstration purposes. I figure for the heavy-tailed, I will just
> > variates from a t distribution with low degrees of freedom. How does one
> > generate light-tailed normal variates?
> > Thanks,
> > Dan
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