# Simulation of truncated normal variables

@article{Robert1995SimulationOT, title={Simulation of truncated normal variables}, author={Christian P. Robert}, journal={Statistics and Computing}, year={1995}, volume={5}, pages={121-125} }

We provide simulation algorithms for one-sided and two-sided truncated normal distributions. These algorithms are then used to simulate multivariate normal variables with convex restricted parameter space for any covariance structure.

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