# rtmvt: Random Generation for Truncated Multivariate t In tmvtnsim: Truncated Multivariate Normal and t Distribution Simulation

 rtmvt R Documentation

## Random Generation for Truncated Multivariate t

### Description

Draws from truncated multivariate t distribution subject to linear inequality constraints represented by a matrix.

### Usage

```rtmvt(
mean,
sigma,
nu,
blc = NULL,
lower,
upper,
init = NULL,
burn = 10,
n = NULL
)
```

### Arguments

 `mean` `n x p` matrix of means. The number of rows is the number of observations. The number of columns is the dimension of the problem. `sigma` `p x p` covariance matrix. `nu` degrees of freedom for Student-t distribution. `blc` `m x p` matrix of coefficients for linear inequality constraints. If `NULL`, the `p x p` identity matrix will be used. `lower` `n x m` or `1 x m` matrix of lower bounds for truncation. `upper` `n x m` or `1 x m` matrix of upper bounds for truncation. `init` `n x p` or `1 x p` matrix of initial values. If `NULL`, default initial values will be generated. `burn` number of burn-in iterations. Defaults to 10. `n` number of random samples when `mean` is a vector.

### Value

Returns an `n x p` matrix of random numbers following the specified truncated multivariate t distribution.

### Examples

```# Example 1: full rank blc
d = 3;
rho = 0.5;
sigma = matrix(0, d, d);
sigma = rho^abs(row(sigma) - col(sigma));
nu = 10;
blc = diag(1,d);
n = 1000;
mean = matrix(rep(1:d,n), nrow=n, ncol=d, byrow=TRUE);
set.seed(1203)
result = rtmvt(mean, sigma, nu, blc, -1, 1, burn=50)
apply(result, 2, summary)

# Example 2: use the alternative form of input
set.seed(1203)
result = rtmvt(mean=1:d, sigma, nu, blc, -1, 1, burn=50, n)
apply(result, 2, summary)

# Example 3: non-full rank blc, different means
d = 3;
rho = 0.5;
sigma = matrix(0, d, d);
sigma = rho^abs(row(sigma) - col(sigma));
nu = 10;
blc = matrix(c(1,0,1,1,1,0), nrow=d-1, ncol=d, byrow=TRUE)
n = 100;
set.seed(3084)
mean = matrix(runif(n*d), nrow=n, ncol=d);
result = rtmvt(mean, sigma, nu, blc, -1, 1, burn=50)
apply(result, 2, summary)

```

tmvtnsim documentation built on Oct. 10, 2022, 1:06 a.m.