plotmcd: Plot of the Bivariate Cauchy Density

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plotmcdR Documentation

Plot of the Bivariate Cauchy Density


Plots the probability density of the multivariate Cauchy distribution with 2 variables with location parameter mu and scatter matrix Sigma.


plotmcd(mu, Sigma, xlim = c(mu[1] + c(-10, 10)*Sigma[1, 1]),
                ylim = c(mu[2] + c(-10, 10)*Sigma[2, 2]), n = 101,
                xvals = NULL, yvals = NULL, xlab = "x", ylab = "y",
                zlab = "f(x,y)", col = "gray", tol = 1e-6, ...)



length 2 numeric vector.


symmetric, positive-definite square matrix of order 2. The scatter matrix.

xlim, ylim

x-and y- limits.


A one or two element vector giving the number of steps in the x and y grid, passed to plot3d.function.

xvals, yvals

The values at which to evaluate x and y. If used, xlim and/or ylim are ignored.

xlab, ylab, zlab

The axis labels.


The color to use for the plot. See plot3d.function.


tolerance (relative to largest variance) for numerical lack of positive-definiteness in Sigma, for the estimation of the density. see dmcd.


Additional arguments to pass to plot3d.function.


Returns invisibly the probability density function.


Pierre Santagostini, Nizar Bouhlel


N. Bouhlel, D. Rousseau, A Generic Formula and Some Special Cases for the KullbackÔÇôLeibler Divergence between Central Multivariate Cauchy Distributions. Entropy, 24, 838, July 2022. \Sexpr[results=rd]{tools:::Rd_expr_doi("10.3390/e24060838")}

See Also

dmcd: probability density of a multivariate Cauchy density

contourmcd: contour plot of a bivariate Cauchy density.

plot3d.function: plot a function of two variables.


mu <- c(1, 4)
Sigma <- matrix(c(0.8, 0.2, 0.2, 0.2), nrow = 2)
plotmcd(mu, Sigma)

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