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.