Multivariate t-distribution

Dirk Eddelbuettel
Sat Jan 18 15:57:00 GMT 2003

On Sat, Jan 18, 2003 at 04:49:56PM +0100, Przemyslaw Sliwa wrote:
> I would like to ask you something. I have to simulate 
> multivariate t-distribution and cannot find anything about it.
> Does anyone know how to do this.

Sure, for example GNU R has a add-on package 'mvtnorm' for it, see its
manual at
There is also a companion article in the Vol 1/2 issue of R News:

I am sure that Brian et al would welcome a port to plain C which adheres to
the GSL coding standards.


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