Journal of Mathematical Sciences

, Volume 78, Issue 1, pp 102–108 | Cite as

Multivariate cauchy distributions as locally gaussian distributions

  • S. Ya. Shatskikh


In the present paper, we propose a definition of locally Gaussian probability distributions of random vectors based on the linearization of their conditional quantiles. We prove that the Cauchy distribution inRn is locally Gaussian and give explicit formulas for the vectors of expectations and covariance matrices of locally Gaussian approximations. We show that locally Gaussian approximations with different dimensionalities are in some sense compatible: all of them have equal corresponding correlation coefficients. For the Cauchy distribution in a Hilbert space we prove a limit theorem on the convergence of squared finite-dimensional conditional quantiles to the stable Lévy distribution.


Covariance Gaussian Distribution Probability Distribution Hilbert Space Limit Theorem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Ya. Shatskikh
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  1. 1.Samara State UniversitySamaraRussia

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