The Cauchy distribution is a continuous distribution that is defined by its location and scale parameters.

Use the Cauchy distribution to test how well robust techniques work under a variety of distributional assumptions. The Cauchy distribution is commonly used in physics.

The Cauchy distribution is represented by a bell-shaped curve, similar to a normal distribution, as illustrated by the following graphs. However, in the Cauchy distribution, tails approach zero more slowly than the tails of the normal distribution.
Cauchy distribution
Normal distribution

The Cauchy distribution is also known as the Lorentz distribution.

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