LambertW R package

This is the github repo for the LambertW R package hosted on CRAN. For any changes after the official version, see the commit history and here.

Installation & usage

To install LambertW run


See ?LambertW for examples on how to use the LambertW package.

There is also an R vignette on CRAN with a brief tutorial on the main functionalities.

Python implementation

See for the Python equivalent of the LambertW package.

Tutorials & posts

See cross-validated / stackoverflow for a variety of LambertW posts on how to normalize/Gaussianize data and model skewed/heavy-tailed distributions.


Georg M. Goerg (2011): Lambert W random variables - a new family of generalized skewed distributions with applications to risk estimation. Annals of Applied Statistics 3(5). 2197-2230.

Georg M. Goerg (2014): The Lambert Way to Gaussianize heavy-tailed data with the inverse of Tukey’s h transformation as a special case. The Scientific World Journal.