A Method to Simulate the Skew Normal Distribution


A new method is developed to simulate the skew normal distribution. The result is interesting from a practical as well as a theoretical viewpoint. The new method is simple to program and is more efficient than the standard method of simulation by acceptance-rejection method.

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Ghorbanzadeh, D. , Jaupi, L. and Durand, P. (2014) A Method to Simulate the Skew Normal Distribution. Applied Mathematics, 5, 2073-2076. doi: 10.4236/am.2014.513201.

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