[R] Generating Heavy and Light Tailed Normal Variates

Bert Gunter bgunter.4567 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 16 16:15:25 CET 2016

There is no such thing as "heavy and light tailed normal variates."
The normal distribution is normal, period.

Ask this on stats.stackexchange.com. It is about statistics not R, and
a sensible answer heavily depends on the context you have in mind.


Bert Gunter

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and sticking things into it."
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On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 6:45 AM, Dan Abner <dan.abner99 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I need to generate heavy and light-tailed normal variates separately for
> demonstration purposes. I figure for the heavy-tailed, I will just generate
> variates from a t distribution with low degrees of freedom. How does one
> generate light-tailed normal variates?
> Thanks,
> Dan
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