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Some results on the multivariate truncated normal distribution


  • Horrace, William C.


This note formalizes some analytical results on the n-dimensional multivariate truncated normal distribution where truncation is one-sided and at an arbitrary point. Results on linear transformations, marginal and conditional distributions, and independence are provided. Also, results on log-concavity, A-unimodality and the MTP2 property are derived.

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  • Horrace, William C., 2005. "Some results on the multivariate truncated normal distribution," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 94(1), pages 209-221, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jmvana:v:94:y:2005:i:1:p:209-221

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