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Generate a random p x p correlation matrix

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randcorr(p)
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`p` |
A scalar positive integer denoting the size of the correlation matrix |

A random p x p correlation matrix

This function implements the algorithm by Pourahmadi and Wang [1] for generating a random p x p correlation matrix. Briefly, the idea is to represent the correlation matrix using Cholesky factorization and p(p-1)/2 hyperspherical coordinates (i.e., angles), sample the angles form a particular distribution and then convert to the standard correlation matrix form. The angles are sampled from a distribution with probability density function sin^k(theta) (0 < theta < pi, k >= 1) using the efficient sampling algorithm described in [2].

To cite this package please reference:

Makalic, E. & Schmidt, D. F. An efficient algorithm for sampling from sin^k(x) for generating random correlation matrices arXiv:1809.05212, 2018 https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.05212

A MATLAB-compatible implementation of the sampler in this package can be obtained from:

https://au.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/68810-randcorr

[1] Mohsen Pourahmadi and Xiao Wang, Distribution of random correlation matrices: Hyperspherical parameterization of the Cholesky factor, Statistics & Probability Letters, Volume 106, Pages 5-12, 2015.

[2] Enes Makalic and Daniel F. Schmidt An efficient algorithm for sampling from sin^k(x) for generating random correlation matrices, arXiv:1809.05212, 2018.

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