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Create a random variable for Laplace.


See Laplace for more details.



Original Docstring for Distribution

Construct Laplace distribution with parameters loc and scale.

The parameters loc and scale must be shaped in a way that supports broadcasting (e.g., loc / scale is a valid operation).


  • loc: Floating point tensor which characterizes the location (center) of the distribution.
  • scale: Positive floating point tensor which characterizes the spread of the distribution.
  • validate_args: Python bool, default False. When True distribution parameters are checked for validity despite possibly degrading runtime performance. When False invalid inputs may silently render incorrect outputs.
  • allow_nan_stats: Python bool, default True. When True, statistics (e.g., mean, mode, variance) use the value 'NaN' to indicate the result is undefined. When False, an exception is raised if one or more of the statistic's batch members are undefined.
  • name: Python str name prefixed to Ops created by this class.


  • TypeError: if loc and scale are of different dtype.