NAME
Math::Random::SkewNormal  Handy, easytouse SkewNormal random number generator
SYNOPSIS
use Math::Random::SkewNormal;
$skewness = 1;
$delta = [0, 0];
$omega = [[1, 0], [0, 1]];
# following functions generate realizations:
generate_sn($skewness) # SkewNormal(0,1,$skewness)
generate_sn_multi($delta, $omega) # SkewNormal_n($delta, $omega)
DESCRIPTION
This module transforms uniformly spaced random variable realizations into realizations that follow the SkewNormal (SN) Probability Density Function (PDF).
We accept following definition of the SkewNormal Distribution:
 1dimensional SN is determined by PDF: f(x,a) = 2 phi(x) Phi(a x), where phi is the PDF and Phi is the CDF of Normal distribution
 Let X = (X_0, ..., X_k) follows distribution N_k+1 (0, Omega*), where Omega* is the matrix of the form:

[ 1 delta ] [ delta Omega ]
Omega is a matrix and delta is a vector. Then (X_1, ..., X_n)(X_0 > 0) follows ndimensional Skew Normal distribution.
ALGORITHM
We use following algorithms:
BoxMuller transformation; for generation Normal realizations
Choleski's decomposition; for inverting matrices
A lemma mentioned e. g. in article from A. Azalini: The skewnormal distribution and related multivariate families; for generating SkewNormal realizations
FUNCTIONS
generate_sn
Returns realization of SN(0,1, a), where a is the only parameter. The meaning of a is "skewness" (see definition above).
generate_sn_multi
Returns realization of centralized ndimensional SkewNormal distribution.
1st parameter is correlation matrix of the form [[row_1], [row_2], ..., [row_n]]
, for example [[1, 0], [0, 1]]
for 2dimensional unit matrix.
2nd parameter is delta vector of the form [delta_1, ..., delta_n]
, e. g. [0, 1]
.
SEE ALSO
Math::Random, Math::Random::Cauchy,
The examples in examples/ subdirectory of this distribution contains example of generated data with histogram.
The scripts in bin/ directory of this distribution contains tools for generating realizations on command line.
AUTHOR
Jiri Vaclavik, <my name dot my last name at gmail dot com>
COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
Copyright (C) 2011 by Jiri Vaclavik
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.