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What's the average distance between two discs in the plane?

Consider two discs in the plane of radius $r$ and $s$, with centers separated by a distance $l$. If we choose a point uniformly at random from each disc, what is the expected distance between the two ...
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Average transformation matrix?

I have several estimates of the transformation matrix between two planes and some values that give some indication of the error involved in the estimate. How can I use this information to gain the ...
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Finding a summarizing vector for average angle calculation

Let $L$ and $R$ be two bags of positive vectors such that all vectors have length $k$. Define the distance $d_{avg}$ between the bags as the average pairwise angle between the vectors. Is is possible ...
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Are these two approaches to calculating return rate mathematically consistent?

I have coded two C# programs, which use two different approaches to evaluate the outcome of a certain casino-style game (casino-style in the sense that the user pays points to take a turn, and ...
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Compute average and maximum value of a field over a streamline

I'm working on a code solving a set of PDEs. I have a vector field, $\vec{v}(x,\theta,z,t)$ (it's a velocity) and a scalar field, $c(x,\theta,z,t)$. I have a $2\pi$-periodicity in $\theta$. The ...
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Find spikes in data

I have some datasets and I need to find spikes in them. Imagine the data looks like trading data. If the spike is big enough, I need to log it, otherwise, proceed in the analysis. I tried with a ...
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Have averages, need variance

I have a large spreadsheet, generated by a colleague, that contains the results of $E$ experiments. For each experiment, he calculated the average of $M$ measurements. I need the calculate the ...
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Inference the time a process would take depending on the number of threads

I have several datasets consisting on: Number of threads n Start process time t1 Stop process time ...
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How can you calculate actual values when all you have is rolling averages?

Let's say you have a set of data that is rolling 6 month averages of the actual monthly data. Good data collection would mean you saved the actual values and then calculated the rolling averages, but ...
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Exponential average of logs

I'm working on a sound recognition algorithm where an "exponential moving average" is used for "adapting" to sound levels. It turns out that taking an average of logs works better than simple sums ...
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How can I compare two averages of imperfect measurements, with their std. deviations?

I have a process by which I measure the times it take to do something, (run some code), and this time varies, a lot. I'm trying to optimize this code, making small changes that sometimes have small ...
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What kind of time series do I need?

I am trying to optimize a list of websites on which to purchase banner advertising using the following setup: For each banner ad impression I buy I am charged $0.001. When my ad is clicked it ...
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Matlab, Extracting Particular Values from an Excel File

If I have a table of values in Matlab ( here I have a 40k rows, and about a dozen columns), how can I read only particular values from each row? My goal is to extract some of the values from each row, ...
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Averaging Models in Excel

I am working in Excel and have two sets of data points that come up with a percentage for the likelihood of a recession. I am wondering what the best strategy would be to combine these data points? ...
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Comparing two populations

I have sampled from two separate populations, and I want to figure out which population is better. Population 1 has an average score of 84.1 and a standard deviation of 11.8. Population 2 has an ...
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Calculating a moving average where the weight depends on the new value

I am attempting to write a small piece of code that tracks the both the time taken to render a frame in a single instance, and a more smoothed value that remains stagnant enough that it can be read by ...
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Math Average Basics, Error % calculation, and Blood Pressure.

I saw on the Olympics once when they were doing scoring for team events, that on some events the judges would take each members performance, eliminate the highest and lowest members performances, and ...
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About Bayesian formula and rating system

I'm building a scoring system with score from 0 to 5) and I would like to sort products according to the number of reviews and their scores. After some research on the Internet I have found two ...
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Average minimum distance

Let $\mathbf{u} =\begin{bmatrix}u_1 & u_2 & \dots & u_N \end{bmatrix}^T$ and $\mathbf{v} = \begin{bmatrix} v_1 & v_2 & \dots & v_N\end{bmatrix}^T$. All the elements of ...
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Finding possible numbers to yield a certain arithmetic mean (average)

I'd like to know how I could find the possible numbers to yield a certain average number (arithmetic mean), given that: the arithmetic mean will be calculated from 20 integer numbers, each having a ...
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Deal or No Deal: Arithmetic, Median or Geomtric mean?

I'm trying to decide which type of mean is best to use when playing Deal or No Deal (in terms of comparing it with the Banker's offer). I realise the standard answer would be the arithmetic mean, but ...
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Estimator of Absolute Error?

Given $X \sim B(n, p)$, we know that $\hat{p} = X / n$ is the obvious estimator for unknown parameter $p$, and the following quantity $$\frac{\hat{p}(1-\hat{p})}{n-1}$$ has the property that its ...
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Bar Mean vs Bracket Mean

I know that the standard representation for the average of a data set: $$ \bar{x} = \frac{1}{N} \sum_{i}^N{x_i} $$ I have also ran into an average denoted as $\langle x \rangle$. This notation is ...
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Is $x_1^{\alpha_1} + \dotsb + x_n^{\alpha_n}\geq x_1^{h/n}\dotsb x_n^{h/n}$ an example of power means?

I learned here that there is a relation between weighted means of the form $x_1^{\lambda_1}\dotsb x_n^{\lambda_n}$ and $(\lambda_1 x_1^r + \dotsb + \lambda_nx_n^r)^{1/r}$, namely that the former is ...
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Difference between $\frac{1}{n} \sum_{i=0}^n \frac{b_i}{a_i+b_i}$ and $\frac{\sum_{i=0}^n b_i}{\sum_{i=0}^n a_i + b_i}$

Consider scenario like this: each user can add movies. each user can rate movies he added. I want to know how many movies average user has unrated (as in average percentage). Let's translate this ...
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How to measure the time-decayed rate of independent event

I have events arriving in a software system at a variable rate. Imagine these events are, say, hits on a website. I'd like to periodically report on the rate of arrival of events over a number of ...
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Deconvoluting linear combinations of unknown distributions

Summary I am trying to deconvolute the distribution $T(x)$ of a population's $x$ parameter into sub-distributions ($P(x)$, $Q(x)$, $R(x)$ ...), of which I don't know the form (only that they have ...
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Taking averages

Suppose I have a function $f(\theta)$ that is a function of the angle $\theta\in [0,2\pi)$. Why is the average of $f$ over a large collection of randomly oriented objects: $$\int f(\theta)\sin ...
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Dynamic Light Scattering

In DLS does the combination of the Time Average and Ensemble Average give a better statistical average than the results shown by each case considered separately ?
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what is the difference between statiscal averagre and average?

I'm reading a book on synthetic aperture radar and it is said that: The term $\sigma^{\circ}$ is the averaged radar cross section per unit area, also called the scattering coefficient or ...
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How to show monotonicity of this weighted average?

I have a sequence of positive and increasing (in all of its arguments) functions , $\{f_i(x_1, x_2, \dots, x_M)\}_{i=1}^M$. I also have: $$ ...
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Understanding the convolution as a weighted average to eliminate noise $ s(t) = \int x(a) w(t-a) da$

I was reading Yoshua's Bengio [book][1] on convolutional neural networks and it has small section that described/explains the convolution in the context of estimating the location of a spaceship with ...
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Moving average where periods have unequal # of samples

I'm trying to compare a simple moving average approach to one that normalizes by the number of samples in a period to determine which is "more correct." Here's a representative piece of the data: ...
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List of graph data points, need accurate calculation/estimate formula for excel

So I'm working on a small project that will use a calculation in excel, I'm nearly there and the only piece missing is being able to accurately estimate a data point from the following set of data ...
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How do you calculate the weighting towards an average?

I guess in a way this is like calculating a weighted average, only backwards, i.e. from the average, we want to calculate the weightings Lets say there are two people A and B A's average call time ...
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How to calculate a weighted average over a closed surface ?

I'd like to understand a bit more the following problem. Suppose a potato shape (say a 3D volume bounded by a 2D surface), and define $n$ the normal vector to its surface, with components $n_i$. ...
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Average Price Paradox

How can "owning 10 shares of ABC bought for average price of 2 per share" be an equivalent position to "owning 10 shares of ABC bought for average price of 6 per share"? Scenario A A1. Cash = 120, 0 ...
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How to find the average velocity of blood?

The velocity $v$ of blood that flows in a blood vessel with radius $R$ and length $L$ at a distance $r$ from the central axis is $$v(r) = \frac{P}{4\eta L}(R^2 − r^2)$$ where $P$ is the pressure ...
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Properly average irregular samples into discrete regular ones

Imagine you have a device collecting data at not very regular time intervals. For plotting on graph or further processing, you'll want to turn the samples in regular ones, with constant time ...
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Expectation of Gaussian RV & an arbitrary function

I saw in a paper (https://www.princeton.edu/~wbialek/rome/refs/bialek+ruyter_05.pdf Eq.37) the following identity: where the <.> operator refers to a population average. No source or ...
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Function For Calculating Average Excluding Outliers

I'm looking for a function that will let me take an average and exclude outliers. Basically something where: 1, 2, 1, 2, 7 Would average out to 1.5. Would that be along the lines of standard ...
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Calculate weighted average rate based on time

I'm trying to calculate the average consumption rate to be displayed by a computer program. Currently the average consumption rate is a cumulative average calculated by total consumption divided by ...
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Cumulative average of an average

I am trying to do a calculation for a stochastic oscillator on a series of stock prices in a database (SQL Server 2014). The calculation I am trying to do is as follows: Work out the lowest low for ...
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calculating a moving average rate for detecting an outbreak

I have a count for the number of occurences of a disease over a period of time. I want to set a threshold for detecting unusaul increase with a moving average. I am planning to use + 1,2,3 SD to set ...
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How many possibilities of sequences are there to have averages of adjecent two in the sequence will be as provided

Given: Sequence of Averages of adjecent two numbers in list i.e. (n-1) integers Output: how many non-decreasing sequences of n elements are possible? for example: Given: 2 4 Possibilities: 1> 0 4 ...
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higher order schemes or curvature to be smoothed

I want to calculate the radius of curvature of a meandering river. I have done a first estimated using a tool in arcgis. These are the results. The values of -99999 are recorded for points of no ...
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Averaging of a product of fast oscillating function and slow oscillating one

Let's have a product of fast oscillating function and some slowly oscillating function: $$ F(\mathbf r) =f(kz)g(\mathbf r), \quad f(kz) = cos^{2}(kz),sin^{2}(kz). $$ I want to average this quantity ...
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Is this a proper formula for return rate?

Suppose we want to find the return rate of a casino game. For example, if a player brings 1000 USD to the game, pays a total cost of 1000 USD to play the game, regardless of the amount won (I will ...
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For what kind of a profile will the average of the square be greater than the square of the average by a factor of 2?

For a dependent variable, say $\textit{A}$ and independent variable, say $\textit{t}$, what kind of a profile/graph will $\textit{A(t)}$ trace if the condition below is satisfied. ...
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Application of Statistics in Sports Pool Selection

I am looking for the best mathematical approach for my hockey pool selection based on statistics from the previous season. We are 8 participants. Each participant must select: 9 Forwards 4 ...