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Methods for Uncorrelating data - Comparison

I see that both PCA and Cholesky Decomposition could be used for uncorrelating correlated data. When should one be used? What are the assumptions made by each model. When do the methods fail? Are ...
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Correlation of random variables with joint PDF proportional to $x^{a-1}y^{b-1}(1-x-y)^{c-1} $

The random variables $X$ and $Y$ have joint PDF $$f(x,y)= \frac{\Gamma(a+b+c)}{\Gamma(a)\Gamma(b)\Gamma(c)}x^{a-1}y^{b-1}(1-x-y)^{c-1} $$ where $0 \leq x \leq 1 , 0 \leq y \leq 1, x+y < 1 $ where ...
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Checking hand manipulations of matrices

Beginning with a 4*3 matrix: 5 4 -1 2 3 -3 3 4 -4 1 3 -2 I have to perform four manipulations on it, which I did by hand. I wanted to ask if my thinking and/or ...
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What is the intuitive meaning of uncorrelated?

I was going through the derivation of the Kalman filter and it mentions that since noise (v) is uncorrelated to the state (x) and the state estimate (xbar), the following quantity is zero: E((x - ...
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Integration of shifted symmetric monotone functions

Assume that $f(x),g(x),h(x): \mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ are functions with the following properties: smooth symmetric positive monotone decreasing for $x > 0$ Define $g(u,v) = ...
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autocorrelation of Ornstein Uhlenbeck process

How to prove that the autocorrelation function of a Ornstein Uhlenbeck process decays exponentially? I.e. for the OU process variance $\sigma^2(t)$ : $\sigma^2(t)=exp(-\lambda ...
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Exponentially weighted rank ordered correlation matrix

Is there any well-known method to apply exponential weighting (similar to EWMA) to rank ordered correlation matrices such as Kendall tau or Spearman?
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Generate Correlated Normal and Log-Normal Random Variable

The standard approach for generating two normally distributed random variables some with correlation $\rho$ is explained here: Generate Correlated Normal Random Variables. Now let $X,Y$ be normally ...
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Probability of observing a false correlation and confidence limits

In oil and gas exploration/development it is common to use acustic impedance derived from reflection seismic surveys to predict the porosity measured in wells drilled in the reservoir. I often use ...
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Re-calculating Value of $100 in Each State by Specific State

I'm using this Tax Foundations graphic for data. How would I re-calculate each state based on a specific state? For example, what if I wanted to base the control state on Missouri, which is $113.51. ...
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Can Pearson's correlation coefficient be computed for 3d surfaces

I have two functions $f(x,y)=z$ and $g(x,y)=z$ given on discrete intervals $x_1,\ldots,x_n$ and $y_1,\ldots,y_n$... In other words, I have 2 matrices of dimension $3\times n$ representing discrete ...
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similarities between two binary matrices

I want to measure the similarities between two matrices A and B. Both A and B contains the feature vectors of sounds and are in binary format. i want to see what is the similarities between these two ...
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The meaning of correlation coefficient and p-value

I found the following quote in a study, but I'm not sure exactly what it means: Using linear regression, the immunization schedules of these 34 nations were examined and a correlation ...
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Calculate an ensemble average on computer

In a book I am reading, they have the expression $<j_1(u(0)) \, j_1(u(t))>$ where $j_1$ is a first order spherical bessel function. Now I have an expression for $u(t)$ and would like to ...
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Determine Patterns

I have some weather data that I would like to analyze. I have about a millions rows of data, and each row has about 100 attribute values. Each attribute value represents some measurement (i.e., ...
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covariance and correlation of two three dimentional gaussian distributions

Lets say we have 'n' three dimensional dimensional gaussian distributions with a '3' dimensional mean vector and 3 x 3 non-diagonal covariance matrix. How can I check if they are correlated? Is ...
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Autocorrelation function and power spectral density

I want to get the autocorrelation function of the power spectral density of the wind. This function is defined by: $$s(\omega)=\frac{c_1}{(1+1.5 \times c_2\omega)^{5/3}}$$ $c_1$ and $c_2$ are ...
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Regression with Mean, Standard Deviation, Range and Correlation

A research team collected data on students in a statistics course. Their dependent variable was the student’s score on the final examination, which ranged from 200 to 800 points. The observed average ...
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Weighing correlation by sample size

I'm a scholar in the humanities trying to not be a complete idiot about statistics. I have a problem relevant to some philological articles I'm writing. To avoid introducing the obscure technicalities ...
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Sample Size for Correlation Testing

A research team wishes to test the null hypothesis: $H_0, r=0$ at $\alpha = 0.025$ against the alternative: $H_1, r>0$ using Fisher’s transformation of the Pearson product moment correlation ...
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Work out if the relationship between 2 datasets is constant

I have 2 one-dimensional datasets, let's call them a and b. I want to know the correlation between ...
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Correlated Rayleigh random variable generation

How to generate 4 correlated random variables Rayleigh distributed with parameter "a" and the co-variance matrix is toeplitz (1 rho rho^2 rho^3) where rho is the correlation coefficient
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What test should I use to statistically compare two intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC)?

I need to compare two generalizability (G) coefficients for data that are from two separate populations. G coefficients are a type of intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC). The literature on ...
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Help in finding if the relation exist

I have this relation: $$ exp(-\phi \rho ) = \frac{h-1}{n-1} \psi(\phi, \rho ) $$ where $\phi \in [a,b] \subseteq \mathbb{R}^+ \backslash \{0\} $, $\rho \in [c,d] \subseteq \mathbb{R}^+ ...
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Difference in magnitude between two cross-correlations by two different way of calculations.

I think there are two ways of calculating cross-correlations for two difference random variables, X and Y. I am assuming discrete functions. 1) Multiplication $$ \sum_{m=-\infty}^\infty x[m]y[m+n] ...
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Correlation Statistic with a neutral score

I'm trying to develop a correlation statistic to compare lines/random variables (represented as a series of points). I want the correlation value to convey little information if one the lines is a ...
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Summing dependent random variables with unknown joint cdf

Suppose that X_1, X_2,... X_5000 are discrete and dependent non-identically distributed random variables, whose marginal distributions are known, but whose joint distribution is not known. Is there ...
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Difference between Kendall tau distance and Kendall tau rank correlation coefficient

What is the difference between Kendall tau distance and Kendall tau rank correlation coefficient? Which one I should use to calculate how similar two arbitrary permutations of ranks are? Suppose, we ...
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Correlating random numbers seems to skew the data

I am trying to generate a series of correlated random numbers that represent currency exchange rates for a Monte-Carlo simulation. I am attempting to do this via a Cholesky decomposition of the ...
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correlation estimator variance

Consider I have realisations of two random variables $X$ and $Y$ and I estimate their correlation thanks to the classic formula : ...
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correlation matching audio files peak position

if i cross correlate an audio file with itself (which means there is no delay or difference), the peak position should be a zero or at the center of the cross correlation? that is really confusing ...
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Convolution module

I am trying to apply GCC-PHAT algorithm here to process audio files and find delay between them. Im coding using Android and Java with the help of this library, and comparing the results with Matlab. ...
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Expectation and convolution question.

I am learning in an image processing course, and the professor did the following: As part of a derivation, has this: What I do not understand, is how he was able to remove $r(i,j)$ to the ...
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Correlation coefficient of i.i.d variables

Let $X_1, X_2, X_3, ...$ be i.i.d variables, and for every $i$ $X_i$ has variance. Define $S_k=\sum_{i=1}^{k}X_i$. Calculate $\rho(S_m,S_n)$ for $m\leq n$. Well, I know it should be $\sqrt{ m/n }$, ...
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factor analysis for given data

suppose that we have following data i have done covariance matrix and eigenvalue decomposition ...
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Finding the correlation coefficient of ordered statistics

I am working on the following problem. Let $$X_{(1)}, \ldots ,X_{(n)}$$ be the order statistics from the uniform distribution of $[0,1]$. Find the coefficient correlation of $X_{(1)}$ and ...
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How do you prove that if $ X_t \sim^{iid} (0,1) $, then $ E(X_t^{2}X_{t-j}^{2}) = E(X_t^{2})E(X_{t-j}^{2})$?

Suppose we have a time series $X_t$ s.t. $X_t \sim^{iid} (0,1)$. How do you prove that if $ X_t \sim^{iid} (0,1) $, then $ E(X_t^{2}X_{t-j}^{2}) = E(X_t^{2})E(X_{t-j}^{2})$? Or, I guess, if ...
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Correlation coefficient calculation

Why do we remove of the mean of the data while calculating the correlation coefficient value of bivariate data in statistics? DotProduct/ProductOfLengthOfVectors should always give anyway a ...
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Multiple correlation

My question is very elementary. I need to implement a software that computes the multiple correlation of a set of datas that I have. In order to do that, I need would like to find the generic formula ...
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How can you compare two mathematical functions of single variable? [closed]

I have some functions and want to see how close one function is to the other. One way to check is correlation. What are the other ways of checking the "similarness", "closeness" or "nearness"?
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What is this idea of “Minimum Correlation”?

So I was having a read of this paper here: Minimum correlation for any bivariate Geometric distribution. On the first page of he paper we encounter the following definition of "minimum correlation": ...
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Mutual information decrease with coarse-graining

Let $X,A,Y,B,C,D$ be random binary variables. $D$ is independent from $X,A,C$ and $C$ is independent from $Y,B,D$. Is it true that: If $I(Y:B|D=0)\leq \epsilon$ then $I(X\oplus Y:A\oplus ...
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Autocorrelation and var-cov matrix

$$Y_t=\beta_1+\beta_2 X_{t2}+\dots +\beta_k X_{tk}+\epsilon_t \qquad (t=1,\dots,T)$$ $$\epsilon_t=\rho \epsilon_{t-1}+v_t, \qquad v_t \sim \mathrm{i.i.d.}(0,\sigma^2_v)$$ GLS estimation under AR(1) ...
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Determine range of $\rho$ in correlation matrix

I was asked a question and I was wondering if you can help solve it. Given are $3$ random variables $A$, $B$and $C$ all having the same correlation. So the correlation matrix looks like: ...
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Does correlation have to be in the context of (Gaussian) normal distribution?

I am not quite familiar with the concept of correlation. The Pearson's correlation coefficient is defined as: $\rho_{X,Y}=\mathrm{corr}(X,Y)={\mathrm{cov}(X,Y) \over \sigma_X \sigma_Y} ...
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How to calculate the HHG (Heller Heller Gorfine) correlation

HHG (A consistent multivariate test of association based on ranks of distances) is introduced in: Heller, R., Heller, Y., & Gorfine, M. (2012b). A consistent multivariate test of association ...
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Correlation with many zero values

I have data for selling books from 2 bookstores for 100 days. For the first 90 days, no book was sold. Then the following books were sold Day# - BookStore1 - BookStore2 Day1 - 0 - 0 ...
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Strong vs weak relationship in this correlation

I produced this plot and regression line in R and I thought my results were quite odd. Is the relationship of the correlation determined by how steep the regression line is? So in this case it isn't ...
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Variance from joint random variables?

So I have 20 different 'weeks' that are being considered as part of a weight loss exercise. The weight lost each week is distributed normally around mean $\mu =0.8kg$ and std. deviation $\sigma^2= ...
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How to explain tie-correction for Spearman's Rank Correlation?

In Mathematics at my college we are being taught correlation in which when there are ties in ranks we take average rank for all of the ties and then total correction factor is added summation of ...