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A completion simulator for the two-sided truncated normal distribution

Genetics Selection Evolution200032:631

Received: 18 April 2000

Accepted: 11 July 2000

Published: 15 November 2000


This paper presents simulation formulae of two-sided truncated normal random variables using a completion distribution and its two corresponding conditionals generated via a Gibbs sampler. This procedure extends formulae given by Robert and Casella for the one-sided case.


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Authors’ Affiliations

Station de génétique quantitative et appliquée, Institut national de la recherche agronomique


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