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On simulating Balakrishnan skew-normal variates


  • Teimouri, Mahdi
  • Nadarajah, Saralees


The novel Balakrishnan skew-normal distribution was introduced in 2008. The only known scheme for simulating from this distribution is based on acceptance/rejection sampling. Here, we introduce an alternative scheme that is more efficient. We also derive various stochastic representations for the Balakrishnan skew-normal distribution.

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  • Teimouri, Mahdi & Nadarajah, Saralees, 2013. "On simulating Balakrishnan skew-normal variates," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 57(1), pages 52-58.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:csdana:v:57:y:2013:i:1:p:52-58
    DOI: 10.1016/j.csda.2012.06.009

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