Date: Apr 25, 2013 7:37 AM Author: Torsten Subject: Re: parameters of laplace distribution "yugandhar ch" <yug_0203@rediffmail.com> wrote in message <klb22d$3nh$1@newscl01ah.mathworks.com>...

> in the laplace distribution ,the location parameter is estimated by median instead of mean,

> why?can anyone gives detail derivation.

> thanks

> yugandhar

Mean and median of the Laplace distribution are the same.

Take a look at

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laplace_distribution

for details.

Best wishes

Torsten.