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Re: st: [Question on Cauchy distribution] |

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Wed, 30 Oct 2002 16:19:21 -0500 |

Rodrigo,

Many informative sites come up on www.google.com for the phrase "cauchy distribution"

e.g.,

The Cauchy Distribution. ... The Cauchy distribution is symmetric around zero, and bell-shaped, but it has considerably heavier tails than the normal distribution. ...

ebook.stat.ucla.edu/textbook/singles/ describe_single/probmodels/cauchy/

[couldn't get to site]

and

http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cauchy_distribution

"The standard Cauchy distribution is a probability distribution with probability density function

f(x) = 1 / (p (1+x2)).

It is often cited as an example of a distribution which has no mean, variance or higher moments defined, although its mode and median are well defined and both zero. "

At 04:07 PM 10/30/2002 -0500, you wrote:

> -----Original Message----- > Rodrigo Briceno > > > Does anybody knows something about a distribution called Cauchy? >

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**References**:**st: RE: [Question on Cauchy distribution]***From:*"Nick Winter" <nwinter@policystudies.com>

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