# copula: Construct a copula using uniform sampling from the unit... In volesti: Volume Approximation and Sampling of Convex Polytopes

## Description

Given two families of parallel hyperplanes or a family of parallel hyperplanes and a family of concentric ellispoids centered at the origin intersecting the canonical simplex, this function uniformly samples from the canonical simplex and construct an approximation of the bivariate probability distribution, called copula (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copula_(probability_theory)). At least two families of hyperplanes or one family of hyperplanes and one family of ellipsoids have to be given as input.

## Usage

 1 copula(r1, r2 = NULL, sigma = NULL, m = NULL, n = NULL, seed = NULL) 

## Arguments

 r1 The d-dimensional normal vector of the first family of parallel hyperplanes. r2 Optional. The d-dimensional normal vector of the second family of parallel hyperplanes. sigma Optional. The d\times d symmetric positive semidefine matrix that describes the family of concentric ellipsoids centered at the origin. m The number of the slices for the copula. The default value is 100. n The number of points to sample. The default value is 5\cdot 10^5. seed Optional. A fixed seed for the number generator.

## Value

A m\times m numerical matrix that corresponds to a copula.

## References

L. Cales, A. Chalkis, I.Z. Emiris, V. Fisikopoulos, “Practical volume computation of structured convex bodies, and an application to modeling portfolio dependencies and financial crises,” Proc. of Symposium on Computational Geometry, Budapest, Hungary, 2018.

## Examples

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 # compute a copula for two random families of parallel hyperplanes h1 = runif(n = 10, min = 1, max = 1000) h1 = h1 / 1000 h2=runif(n = 10, min = 1, max = 1000) h2 = h2 / 1000 cop = copula(r1 = h1, r2 = h2, m = 10, n = 100000) # compute a copula for a family of parallel hyperplanes and a family of conentric ellipsoids h = runif(n = 10, min = 1, max = 1000) h = h / 1000 E = replicate(10, rnorm(20)) E = cov(E) cop = copula(r1 = h, sigma = E, m = 10, n = 100000) 

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