# Tagged Questions

The sum of several numbers divided by their count nicely summarizes the overall size of the numbers involved in a single value.

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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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### 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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### Flat Tax vs. National Income Tax Average

If the national income tax average under a progressive system is 30%, will tax revenue change if the progressive system is changed to a flat tax also at 30%? In other words, if the mean average ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Method used to calculate average time spent

I need to calculate the average time spent on a single article. My data set ranges from a few seconds up to an hour. Dataset Summary .png file I'm currently using mean to calculate the average but ...
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### Aproximation for the variance (sum)

Given that we know The mean of a population $\tilde W(t) = \sum_{i=1}^{n}f_{i}(t)*W_{i}$ The variance of the population in the previous step $Var(0) = \sum_{i=1}^{n}f_{i}(0)*(W_{i}-\tilde W(0) )$ ...
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### Weighted mean / average where you reward the lowest value - cost - distance

Best I've several weather-station (200), placed across the country (508 municipalities). Now, I would like to prescribe the weather info, e.g. temperature, to each of the municipalities of that ...
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### How can I calculate accuracy of an estimate based on a subset of data?

For example, say I'm trying to determine the average number of steps taken in a day for a population of 100M people. I know the exact number of steps for a random 25M subset of the 100M group (2500 ...
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### Normalize and Average weighted

Everyday I receive a data of three variables (neutral, negative and positive). ...