The R Journal: article published in 2013, volume 5:2

On Sampling from the Multivariate t Distribution PDF download
Marius Hofert , The R Journal (2013) 5:2, pages 129-136.

Abstract The multivariate normal and the multivariate t distributions belong to the most widely used multivariate distributions in statistics, quantitative risk management, and insurance. In contrast to the multivariate normal distribution, the parameterization of the multivariate t distribution does not correspond to its moments. This, paired with a non-standard implementation in the R package mvtnorm, provides traps for working with the multivariate t distribution. In this paper, common traps are clarified and corresponding recent changes to mvtnorm are presented.

Received: 2013-04-29; online 2013-11-04
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  author = {Marius Hofert},
  title = {{On Sampling from the Multivariate t Distribution}},
  year = {2013},
  journal = {{The R Journal}},
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  pages = {129--136},
  volume = {5},
  number = {2}