This package implements several functions for the estimation of meta-elliptical copulas and for the estimation of elliptical and trans-elliptical distributions:

*elliptical distributions*are distributions for which the isodensity surfaces/curves are ellipses. Their distribution is determined by a mean, a variance matrix and a univariate function called the generator.*(meta-)elliptical copulas*are copulas defined implicitly as copula functions of elliptical distributions. Their distribution is determined by a correlation matrix and a generator.*trans-elliptical distributions*are distributions whose copula is meta-elliptical and whose margins are arbitrary. In other words, a trans-elliptical distribution is a multivariate distribution built from the dependence structure (copula) of an elliptical distribution, but which could have any margin. Their distribution is therefore determined by the marginal distributions, the correlation matrix and the generator.

The release version on CRAN:

`install.packages("ElliptCopulas")`

The development version from GitHub:

```
# install.packages("remotes")
::install_github("AlexisDerumigny/ElliptCopulas") remotes
```

`EllDistrSim`

: simulate data from an elliptical distribution with a given arbitrary generator.

```
# Sample from an Elliptical distribution for which the
# squared radius follows an exponential distribution
= c(2,6,-5)
mu = rbind(c(1 , 0.3, 0.3),
cov1 c(0.3, 1 , 0.3),
c(0.3, 0.3, 1 ))
# cov1 = diag(3)
= seq(0,10, by = 0.1)
grid = exp(- grid/2) / (2*pi)^(3/2)
generator = Convert_gd_To_fR2(grid = grid, g_d = generator, d = 3)
density_R2 = EllDistrSim(n = 1000, d = 3, A = chol(cov1), mu = mu,
X density_R2 = density_R2)
plot(X[, 1], X[, 2])
```

`EllDistrEst`

: nonparametric estimation of the generator of an elliptical distribution.

```
= EllDistrEst(X = X, mu = mu, Sigma_m1 = solve(cov1),
estDensityGenerator grid = grid, a = 10, h = 0.02, dopb = FALSE)
plot(grid, estDensityGenerator, type = "l", ylab = "Estimated & true density generators")
lines(grid, generator, col = "red")
```

`EllDistrDerivEst`

: nonparametric estimation of the derivatives of the generator of an elliptical distribution.`EllDistrEst.adapt`

: adaptive nonparametric estimation of the generator of an elliptical distribution.

`KTMatrixEst`

: fast estimation of Kendall’s tau correlation matrix assuming that it has a block structure. This procedure works even if the distribution is not elliptical.

However, in the elliptical case, it can be used to recover the (usual) Pearson’s correlation matrix for elliptical distribution, as both are then linked by the relationship \(\tau = 2 Arcsin(\rho) / \pi\).

```
= matrix(c(1 , 0.5, 0.3 ,0.3,
matrixCor 0.5, 1, 0.3, 0.3,
0.3, 0.3, 1, 0.5,
0.3, 0.3, 0.5, 1), ncol = 4 , nrow = 4)
= mvtnorm::rmvnorm(n = 100, mean = rep(0, times = 4), sigma = matrixCor)
dataMatrix = list(1:2, 3:4)
blockStructure = KTMatrixEst(dataMatrix = dataMatrix, blockStructure = blockStructure,
estKTMatrix averaging = "all")
= sin(estKTMatrix[1,2] * pi / 2)
InterBlockCor
# Estimation of the correlation between variables of the first group
# and of the second group
print(InterBlockCor)
#> [1] 0.2698366
# to be compared with the true value: 0.3.
```

`EllCopEst`

: nonparametric estimation of the generator of an elliptical copula.`EllCopSim`

: simulate data from an elliptical copula with a given arbitrary generator.`EllCopLikelihood`

: compute the likelihood of a given elliptical copula generator.

`TEllDistrEst`

: estimation of the marginal cdfs, estimation of the correlation matrix by inversion of Kendall’s tau and nonparametric estimation of the generator.

`DensityGenerator.normalize`

: normalize an elliptical copula density generator in order to satisfy the identifiability constraints.`DensityGenerator.check`

: check whether a given density generator is normalized.`Convert_gd_To_g1`

,`Convert_g1_To_Fg1`

,`Convert_g1_To_Qg1`

,`Convert_g1_To_f1`

,`Convert_gd_To_fR2`

: convert between- a d-dimensional generator gd
- the 1-dimensional version g1
- the density f1 of a 1 dimensional margin
- the cdf Fg1 of a 1-dimensional margin
- the quantile function Qg1 of a 1-dimensional margin
- the density fR2 of the random variable R^2, where X = RV, with R the modular variable of X, V uniform on the d-dimensional unit sphere, and X is an elliptically distributed random vector.

Derumigny, A., & Fermanian, J. D. (2022). Identifiability and estimation of meta-elliptical copula generators. Journal of Multivariate Analysis, article 104962. doi:10.1016/j.jmva.2022.104962, arXiv:2106.12367.

Liebscher, E. (2005). A semiparametric density estimator based on elliptical distributions. Journal of Multivariate Analysis, 92, 205–225. doi:10.1016/j.jmva.2003.09.007.

Ryan, V., & Derumigny, A. (2024). On the choice of the two tuning parameters for nonparametric estimation of an elliptical distribution generator. arxiv:2408.17087.

van der Spek, R., & Derumigny, A. (2022). Fast estimation of Kendall’s Tau and conditional Kendall’s Tau matrices under structural assumptions. arXiv:2204.03285.