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Multivariate elliptically contoured stable distributions: theory and estimation. (English) Zbl 1306.65118
Summary: Stable distributions with elliptical contours are a class of distributions that are useful for modeling heavy tailed multivariate data. This paper describes the theory of such distributions, presents formulas for calculating their densities, and methods for fitting the data and assessing the fit. Efficient numerical routines are implemented and evaluated in simulations. Applications to data sets of a financial portfolio with 30 assets and to a bivariate radar clutter data set are presented.

MSC:
65C60 Computational problems in statistics (MSC2010)
62-07 Data analysis (statistics) (MSC2010)
62E10 Characterization and structure theory of statistical distributions
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