SkewLaplace {rmutil}R Documentation

Skew Laplace Distribution


These functions provide information about the skew Laplace distribution with location parameter equal to m, dispersion equal to s, and skew equal to f: density, cumulative distribution, quantiles, log hazard, and random generation. For f=1, this is an ordinary (symmetric) Laplace distribution.

The skew Laplace distribution has density

f(y) = f*exp(-f*(y-m)/s)/((1+f^2)*s)

if y>=m and else

f(y) = f*exp((y-m)/(f*s))/((1+f^2)*s)

where m is the location parameter of the distribution, s is the dispersion, and f is the skew.

The mean is given by m + (s * (1 - f^2)) / (sqrt(2) * f) and the variance by (s^2 * (1 + f^4)) / (2 * f^2).

Note that this parametrization of the skew (family) parameter is different than that used for the multivariate skew Laplace distribution in elliptic.


dskewlaplace(y, m=0, s=1, f=1, log=FALSE)
pskewlaplace(q, m=0, s=1, f=1)
qskewlaplace(p, m=0, s=1, f=1)
hskewlaplace(y, m=0, s=1, f=1)
rskewlaplace(n, m=0, s=1, f=1)


y vector of responses.
q vector of quantiles.
p vector of probabilities
n number of values to generate
m vector of location parameters.
s vector of dispersion parameters.
f vector of skew parameters.
log if TRUE, log probabilities are supplied.


J.K. Lindsey

See Also

dexp for the exponential distribution, dcauchy for the Cauchy distribution, and dlaplace for the Laplace distribution.


dskewlaplace(5, 2, 1, 0.5)
pskewlaplace(5, 2, 1, 0.5)
qskewlaplace(0.95, 2, 1, 0.5)
rskewlaplace(10, 2, 1, 0.5)

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