Parameters Probability density function Cumulative distribution function none $x\in (-\infty ,\infty )$ ${\begin{cases}{\frac {\varphi (0)-\varphi (x)}{x^{2))}&x\neq 0\\{\frac {1}{2{\sqrt {2\pi ))))&x=0\\\end{cases))$ ${\begin{cases}\Phi (x)-\left[\varphi (0)-\varphi (x)\right]/x&x\neq 0\\1/2&x=0\\\end{cases))$ Does not exist 0 0 Does not exist Does not exist Does not exist Does not exist ${\sqrt {2\pi )){\Big (}\varphi (t)+t\Phi (t)-\max\{t,0\}{\Big ))$ In probability theory, the slash distribution is the probability distribution of a standard normal variate divided by an independent standard uniform variate. In other words, if the random variable Z has a normal distribution with zero mean and unit variance, the random variable U has a uniform distribution on [0,1] and Z and U are statistically independent, then the random variable XZ / U has a slash distribution. The slash distribution is an example of a ratio distribution. The distribution was named by William H. Rogers and John Tukey in a paper published in 1972.

The probability density function (pdf) is

$f(x)={\frac {\varphi (0)-\varphi (x)}{x^{2))}.$ where $\varphi (x)$ is the probability density function of the standard normal distribution. The quotient is undefined at x = 0, but the discontinuity is removable:

$\lim _{x\to 0}f(x)={\frac {\varphi (0)}{2))={\frac {1}{2{\sqrt {2\pi ))))$ The most common use of the slash distribution is in simulation studies. It is a useful distribution in this context because it has heavier tails than a normal distribution, but it is not as pathological as the Cauchy distribution.

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