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Multiple variable correlation

I have three data variables (let's call them $A$,$B$, and $C$) that each consist of $14$ samples. What I know is that the combination of $A$ and $B$ is related to $C$. I don't know what kind of ...
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does uncorrelation extend to product of complex random variables?

Give two uncorrelated complex variables, $X$ and $Y$. Are $XX^{*}$ and $YY^{*}$ also uncorrelated, where $*$ means complex conjugation?
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combining correlation from two different time periods

Suppose I have two time-series $X_t$ and $Y_t$ and I measure their correlations over two different time-periods $\rho_1 = corr(X_i, Y_i)$ for $i \in (t_{1a}, t_{1b})$ $\rho_2 = corr(X_i, Y_i)$ for ...
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Finding Linear independent vectors

Thanks for clarifications. Now i am posting the question in a different way. Suppose a vector $V$ is orthogonal to vectors $X1$ and $X2$. $X1$ and $X2$ are linearly independent. Now if $V$ is also ...
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Check for possible correlations between two stochastic processes [migrated]

So if I have two one-dimensional stochastic processes that are supposed to be correlated, how can I check for their correlation? Ideally in R, thanks!
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In a simple regression model estimated using OLS, the covariance between the estimated errors and regressors is zero by construction

Is this statement true or false? I seem to remember that this relationship does not hold when the regression has no intercept, however my teacher said that this was true regardless of whether we ...
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(x/y) v (y/x) as predictor in regression

I am trying to predict a variable 'score' with x and y. I believe it is related to (x/y)/z and z/(x/y), but I'm not sure which. Here is some data: ...
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How represent correlation of $(f_i - f_j) $ and some $ y$ by $cov(f_i, f_j)$, $cov(f_i, y)$ and $cov(f_j, y)$?

I am reading this paper: Face Alignment by Explicit Shape Regression. One of the significant step of algorithm which proposed in these paper connected with correlation. But my knowledge about ...
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Correlation coefficients of X and Y [closed]

I was wandering if anybody could help me with the following question. I am fairly new to correlation coefficients and was attempting to tackle this question but was unsure how to do so? Thanks.
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Generating correlated random variables with discrete distribution

I would like to find a simple way to generate two correlated random variables under the condition that each r.v has a same discrete distribution (for example Bernoulli distribution) This link provides ...
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Autocorrelation of a random sequence is given below. A way to shuffle to decorrelate?

3.0000 1.7071 - 1.7071i 0 - 1.0000i 0.2929 + 0.2929i 1.0000 0.2929 - 0.2929i 0 + 1.0000i 1.7071 + 1.7071i The ...
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Calculating the correlation coefficient between least square estimates

PROBLEM STATEMENT: Consider the following 2-variable linear regression where the error $e_i$ 's are independently and identically distributed with mean $0$ and variance $1$; $$y_i = α + β(x_i − \bar ...
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Cross-correlation of identical sets: not getting expected result

I'm trying to work out the correlation coefficient of two sets using a given formula, but I'm not getting a perfect correlation when using identical sets. The correlation between a client’s ...
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Transpose is just the way of generalizing a dot product?

It seems like $a^Tb$ is the same as writing $a \cdot b$ in matrix form. 1) Why is $n \times 1$ and $n \times 1$ matrix multiplication undefined? 2) Is this just a generalization of the dot ...
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How to find covariance matrix from correlation if mean is not given?

I'm given autocorrelation function of gaussian random process: $$ R_x(\tau) = 3e^{|-\tau/3|} $$ Now I should find covariance matrix. I know the formula and solutions, where $$ C_{xx} = R - E[X]E[Y] $$ ...
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Question about uncorrelatedness of random variables and distributions

I was wondering, if two random variables are dependent, does that mean that they must be correlated? does one imply on the other or vice versa? Also, if I know that a joint distribution of two ...
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Generalizing Pearson's coefficient to determine properties of embedded manifold

I have the following dilemma: We know that for random vectors we have Pearson's coefficient of skewness. I think you all agree that in some sense it measures the shape properties of the ...
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correlation matrix of an AR(1) process

Suppose we have a process whose elements follow an AR(1) pattern with correlation $\rho$. I am confused, concerning the following: The exact form of the $(i,j)$ element of the correlation matrix P is ...
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How can I remove correlated noise spikes from 2 signals?

I have some MRI data collected across time. When the patient moves, this results in a spike in the signal (so I guess it's not really "noise"). I would like to identify and remove these. So far I ...
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Question on Spearman's Rank Correlation Coefficient

I'm doing some practice questions in my statistics book, and started doing this one: Find Spearman's rank correlation coefficient between X and Y for this set of data: ...
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Calculate mean and correlation of a stochastic process

I am given the Stochastic process $Y_n$, where $n \in Z$ defined by: $ Y_n = X_n - X_{n-1}$ where $X_n$ is a process with independent and identically distributed geometric variables $X_n \sim G(p)$ ...
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Correlation between ordinal variables

I want to know the correlations between 3 groups of variables which are oridinal (rating of 1 to 10). I have followed the formula on wiki and computed the Kendall tau-b correlation coefficients ...
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What are the bounds on total correlation given partial correlations?

Given two random variables X and Y, each with 3 million outcomes, if we compare the first, second, or third million of these outcomes, we can compute the partial correlations between X and Y. If each ...
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Limit of correlation function using transfer-matrix method

This question is about a stochastic process theory. I really very bad in this topic. That's why I have to ask for help. I may mistranslate some terms but I'll do my best to give you right information. ...
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Minimize correlation between input and output of a linear system

I am not sure if "minimize correlation" is the right title for this issue but I could not find a better sentence to describe what I would like to achieve. Let's say that I have a black box with ...
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Why is my phase correlation not equal to the real correlation?

If I understand the correlation theorem correctly, it states: $ f(x,y) \unicode{x2606} \bar g(x,y) = \mathfrak{F}^{-1} \left\{ F^*(u,v) G(u,v) \right\}, $ also called a phase correlation. Above ...
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Does correlation (PMCC) require variables to be normal

When calculating product moment correlation coefficient between two variables, say height and weight, is it necessary that the variables are normally distributed for the PMCC to be valid/relevant. ...
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Statistics for correlations with many (0,0) values

Suppose you have a large but finite collection of tweets. You want to know whether talking about football tends to correlate with talking about basketball. You can generate a table for a few hundred ...
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Question about the relationship between correlations

I am trying to figure out the relationship between correlations of variables where one of the variables defined as the difference between two other variables. I have variables x and z, which are ...
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Finding peaks and oscillations in a signal

I am working on a problem where I'm analysing a signal and trying to find a measure of whether a roughly Gaussian shape appears or oscillations - though the oscillations may not be periodic. For ...
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Law of large numbers with correlated variables

My sample is a series of measurements of the variable $x$. Measurement t, $x_{t}$, is correlated with $x_{t-n}$. However, as n tends to infinite the correlation tends to zero. If the sample grows, ...
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Correlation in scatter plot

This may be a very basic matter for statisticians, but I still have no intuition for this sort of thing. Here goes: I have two quantities (the nature of which is irrelevant) which I suspect to be ...
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explanation : Example of Gaussian random process?

Can any one explain to me how to answer the question and what is the Gaussian random process in a simple way. I know how we find the C xx from R xx the rest of the answer I don't understand why all ...
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Correlation/Regression for Continuous and Discrete data

I want to correlate a data where one axis is continuous (ranging from 0 to 1), other axis is discrete. Discrete axis scale is 1 to 5 (1 is for Strongly Disagree and 5 is for Strongly agree). How ...
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Calculation the Correlation Matrix of a Random Observation Vector

I've googled and looked around on StackExchange but I can't quite find the answer. I'm trying to calculate the correlation matrix R. Below I've included a screenshot of some text that explains how. ...
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The correlation between alpha and beta

Consider the following 2-variable linear regression where error $e_i$'s are independently and identically distributed with mean 0 and variance 1; $$ y_i=\alpha + \beta (x_i - \bar {x}) + e_i$$ where ...
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How to convert principal components of a $2\times2$ covariance matrix into principal components of a correlation matrix

All, I am wondering if there is any way to mathematically express the change in direction of the principal components from the $2\times2$ covariance matrix to the correlation matrix. In other words, ...
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Data analysis: How did people beat the Great Hall game?

This is the game: There is a Great Hall with 102 doors. 100 of these doors lead to one of 100 different side rooms. The 101st door, at the end of the Great Hall leads to the Great Tower, where ...
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Is there any reason that cross correlation would perform well or poorly on sparse binary arrays?

I am using matlabs xcorr to correlate simulated photon count data that has some Gaussian random noise set on top of it and it is working fine when the average value in the arrays is greater than one ...
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Which type of correlation should I use?

I am beginner in statistics. I have excel table with few columns. I would like to find correlation between the variables. I have to make an essay to my boss and he wants concrete answers. I searchin ...
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How to curve fit an unknown function?

I have data which can be described by $y=f(x,z)$ where $z$ varies from 170 ~ 154. Now values given by $ks$ are known sample values that equals value given in the table header, $uks$ are unknown ...
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Is it valid to get a correlation between moving averages?

I have a 10 day moving average of one set of return data for one stock and a ten day moving ave of another stock. 400 data points and correlating 390. Can I now get a correlation between the two or ...
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Relationship between distributions of correlations $\rho(X^1,Y^1)$ and $\rho(X^2,Y^2)$ if $X^2=WX^1$, $Y^2=WY^1$ and $W$ is a known stochastic matrix?

I have been stacked for a while with the following problem: Consider two samples of iid observations $X^1=\{X_1^1,\dots,X_n^1\}$ and $Y_1=\{Y_1^1,\dots,Y_n^1\}$ where $X_i^1 \sim \mathcal{N}(0,1)$ and ...
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Independent and Identically Distributed Probability Question

Let $\{X_a\}_{a\in \mathbb{Z}}$ be i.i.d random variables with mean $0$ and unit standard deviation. For $\left(d_0, d_1, d_2, \dots, d_k\right)$, a sequence of $k$ real numbers and $b\in ...
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Let $U=2X$ and $V=-3Y$. Find Correlation (U,V) given Correlation $(X,Y)=0.8$.

Let $U=2X$ and $V=-3Y$. Find Correlation (U,V) given Correlation $(X,Y)=0.8$. My Steps: $$\begin{align} Correlation (U,V) & = \dfrac{Cov(U,V)}{\sqrt{Var(U)\cdot Var(V)}} \\ & = ...
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Wedge Product Formula For Sine. Analogous Formula Generalizing Cosine to Higher Dimensions?

So I was day dreaming about linear algebra today (in a class which had nothing to do with linear algebra), when I stumbled across an interesting relationship. I was thinking about how determinants are ...
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Independent variable vs. Uncorrelated variable confusion. How do I interpret this?

I'm reading Time Series Analysis and Forecasting by Example by Søren Bisgaard and Murat Kulahci and I'm having trouble conceptualizing a particular passage and it's bugging me enough that I can't move ...
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FFT of k*k matrix from FFT of a j*j matrix

FFT of matrix a j by j matrix, A $\begin{bmatrix}1 & 2\\3 & 4\end{bmatrix}$ = $\begin{bmatrix}10 & -2\\-4 & ...
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What is the rigorous justification for using inner products as a function of similarity between two vectors?

In machine learning, it is a common thing to define similarity measures, specially using the so call Kernel function. Kernel functions are defined though through inner products of feature vectors: ...
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independence in rank vs independence in correlation

while watching a coursera lecture on lecture on correlation , at around 5:00 , the instructor says that if two random variables X, and Y are independent then there correlation will be zero, but the ...