[R] normalised Voigt random numbers

Waterman, DG (David) david.waterman at diamond.ac.uk
Wed Nov 21 12:42:06 CET 2007

Dear list,

I would like to generate random numbers from a Voigt distribution,
hopefully in a way as simple as getting random numbers from a normal
distribution with 'rnorm'. Is there any package to do this? Speed is an
issue in this application. Or, as the Voigt distribution is a
convolution of a Gaussian and a Lorentzian, can I simply combine random
numbers from rnorm and rcauchy in some way (I'm not sure about the maths
of this)?

Best wishes,
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