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10. The support X of an rv X with df FX is defined as the set of all the points x ∈ where FX is strictly increasing. Similarly, the support X of a random vector X is defined as the subset of n consisting of all the points x such that FX is strictly increasing at x. 5 Discrete random variables According to the structure of their support, rvs can be classified in different categories. A , say. The discrete rv X assumes only a finite (or countable) number of values, x1 x2 x3 . support X of X thus contains a finite or countable number of elements; X = x1 x2 x3 and is constant The df of a discrete rv has jump discontinuities at the values x1 x2 x3 in between.

We refer the reader to Frahm, Junker and Szimayer (2003) for a discussion about the applicability of the elliptical distributions. The characteristic function plays an important role in the theory of elliptical distributions. 25) The class of multivariate elliptical distributions is a natural extension of the class of multivariate normal distributions, as can be seen from the next definition. 6. 27) for some n × m matrix A. 26) by . 25), the generator of the multivariate normal distribution is given by exp −u/2 .

Typical examples of completely monotone functions are x → 1/x and x → exp −x . It is easy to see that the Laplace transform of any non-negative rv X is completely monotone. A classical result from real analysis, known as Bernstein’s theorem, states that conversely every completely monotone function g such that g 0 = 1 is the Laplace transform of some non-negative rv. 21) For a proof of this result, see Theorem 1a of Feller (1966, p. 416). 3 Discrete Laplace transform: Probability generating function Probability generating functions characterize integer-valued rvs.