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Correlation of sums of correlated variables

I'm trying to work out an expression for a correlation of the weighted sums of two r.v.'s with a third r.v. To be precise, I have a trivariate normal distribution: $$\{X,Y,Z\}\approx ...
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Proving $Y = aX + b$ given correlation coefficient $|\rho(X, Y)| = 1$

With correlation coefficient defined as: $$\rho(X, Y) = \frac{\text{Cov}(X, Y)}{\sqrt{\text{Var}(X)}\sqrt{\text{Var}(Y)}}$$ can you help me prove $$|\rho(X, Y)| = 1 \implies Y = aX + b$$
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Mean density of the nontrivial zeros of the Riemann zeta function

As part of my MSc I am reviewing a paper. The paper is a review on the statistical distribution of the unfolded zeros (see below) of the Reimann functional equation. In the paper there is a sentence: ...
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Asymptotic correlation between sample mean and sample median

Suppose $X_1,X_2,\cdots$ are i.i.d. $N(\mu,1)$. Show that the asymptotic correlation between sample mean and sample median (after suitably centering and renormalization) is $\sqrt{\frac{2}{\pi}}$.
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Probability and correlation function, interpretation of a result

My question is originated from the paper ...
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Finding parameters for curve fitting

I have 500 observed data of variable $ x $ and corresponding $ y $. The functional model is where Is it possible to find suitable constants $ A , B $ ,$ \alpha , \beta $ so that the observed ...
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Kendall Tau distance over rankings containing different elements

Suppose to have two lists (or rankings) containing the same number of elements (but not the same elements). E.g.: $[5, 4, 3]$ vs. $[5, 4, 2]$ Dow do you define the Kendall tau distance between the ...
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Generate Correlated Normal Random Variables

This will be a difficult question to explain, but I'll give it my best. I'm running a simulation with a group of objects (let's just call them agents) and each agent has $n$ parameters that defines ...
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Correlation between properties

I have a table in a database where each record includes the ID of a person and the ID of a property of that person. Each person may have more than one property. Which is the statistical instrument ...
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Related rates, where do I start?

A revolving searchlight, which is $100$ m from the nearest point on a straight highway, casts a horizontal beam along a highway. The beam leaves the spotlight at an angle of $\frac{π}{16}$ rad and ...
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Finding correlations between many unknown functions.

Given an arbitrarily large number of black-box functions of one variable, is it possible to produce expressions that approximate their relationships to each other over their shared domain? Is it ...
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help understanding step in derivation of correlation coefficient

I'm looking to understand the starred step in the derivation below (also, if someone could help with the LaTex alignment, I'd appreciate it). The regression line is $y= b_0 + b_1 x$, where $b_0$ and ...
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Correlation function of Brownian motion. What am I doing wrong?

Can anyone tell me where I am going wrong here? (I am leaving out any random fluctuation forcings, because I don't think they are relevant to my problem.) 1: $\displaystyle \frac{dv(t)}{dt}=-\eta ...
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Calculation of conditional joint probability given certain conditionals for data which aren't independent

The context of this problem is the estimation of the distribution of a parameter $v$ given sets of data $A$ and $B$, where $A$ and $B$ are not independent. Suppose I know $P(v | A)$ and $P(v | B)$. ...
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correlation of product with its normally distributed factors

If x and y are normally dist. with standard deviation of 10%, and they are independent, then their product X.Y is 71% correlated with Y (or X). I can show this empirically, but how to I prove it in ...
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Trying to understand correlation and independence geometrically

I am trying to understand correlation and independence of two random variables geometrically, but found it difficult to grasp the intuition and to explain it rigorously. First, given two uniformly ...
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Dimension free Concentration bounds for Martingales

Consider the following random process which is defined on $n$ numbers $0\leq x_1,\ldots,x_n\leq 1$: At each step, pick an arbitrary number, say $x_i$. Then randomly (and independently) change its ...
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Finding the empirical correlation from a covariance matrix

I have this covariance matrix with five variables $X_1$ through $X_5$ in that order. ...
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Random walk serial correlation

Given a model $$Y_t =b_0 + b_1 \cdot X_t + b_2 \cdot Z_t + e_t,$$ where the error term $e_t$ follows a random walk form of serial correlation $e_t = e_{t-1} + u_t$. Further assume $u_t$ has zero mean ...
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Inequality concerning the pairwise correlation coefficients of three random variables

I was asked to prove: The correlation coefficients, $\rho_{12}$, $\rho_{23}$, $\rho_{13}$ between three random variables $X_1$, $X_2$, $X_3$ obey ...
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Covariance and Correlation

Suppose there were m married couples, but d of these 2m people have died. Regard the d deaths as striking the 2m people at random. Let X be the number of surviving couples. Find: a) E(X) b) Var(X) ...
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Correlation of Indicator Variables

Show that for indicator random variables $I_A$ and $I_B$ of Events $A$ and $B$: $Corr(I_A, I_B) = Corr(I_A^c, I_B^c) = -Corr(I_A, I_B^c) = -Corr(I_A^c, I_B)$ Deduce that if $A$ and $B$ are ...
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How can I mathematically show the similarity between these 3 plots?

I have 3 3D plots of field strength measured around an antenna. I want to calculate the mathematical similarity between the points of the field patterns. How can I do this? thanks
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What values to choose for correlation?

To work out correlation I'm using the online calculator : http://easycalculation.com/statistics/correlation.php ...
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What do angle brackets ($\langle\rangle$ ) mean in mathematics/statistics (autocorrelations)?

Okay, so the logarithmic return on a stock is given by: $$r_τ (t) = \ln P(t+τ) - \ln P(t),$$ where τ is the interval of time. I have no problem calculating that. My question comes to the following ...
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Find $\operatorname{argmax}_x \operatorname{corr}(Ax, Bx)$ for vector $x$, matrices $A$ and $B$

This is similar to, but not the same as, canonical correlation: For $(n \times m)$ matrices $A$ and $B$, and unit vector $(m \times 1)$ $x$, is there a closed-form solution to maximize the correlation ...
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Correlation Based Filter

i found this paper. Im interesting in part 2.3 Feature Weighting. The correlation function is known from wikipedia and almoast clear ( i can write a function to calculate the value :) ) But now i ...
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Is the relation of having positive covariance well behaved with respect to taking the inverse?

Let $X$ and $Y$ be two random variables, $X$ strictly positive. Assume that Cov$(X,Y)>0$. Does this imply that Cov$(1/X, Y)<0$? I know that being positively correlated is not a transitive ...
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special matrix in terms of its covariance matrix

How can we find a matrix $S\in \mathcal{M}_{n,n}$ and $Z\in \mathcal{M}_{n,m}$ whose $n$ entries of the $i^{th}$ column $Z_i$ are correlated $Z_i \sim \mathcal{N}(0,S)$ where $S \in \mathcal{M}_{n,n}$ ...
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Covariance$(X,Y) \geq 0$ if $X,Y \geq 0$?

I was wondering if you can say something about the covariance of two positive variables $X$ and $Y$?
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How to correlate the timestamps of 2 systems?

Whenever I've done (simple) correlation in the past, I've always had 2 sets of data that had "connected" axes: ...
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Is the correlation function convex or not?

Suppose the function for statistical correlation is a non linear constraint in a non linear programming model: $$ \frac{\sum_{t=1}^T (p_t - \bar{p})(R_t - \bar{R})}{\sqrt{\sum_{t=1}^T (p_t - ...
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What is the correlation function in multivariable/vectoral case?

I know that the correlation function between random variables $X$ and $Y$ is defined as $$ \rho_{X,Y}=\mathrm{corr}(X,Y)={\mathrm{cov}(X,Y) \over \sigma_X \sigma_Y} ={E[(X-\mu_X)(Y-\mu_Y)] \over ...
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What is a direct correlation?

I have two contrary definitions of for the direct correlation between two variables $X$ and $Y$ Their correlation coefficient is close to $1$. There is a direct causal relationship between the ...
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Does $0$ correlation imply independence for marginally normal distributions?

Assume $X \sim \mathcal N(\mu_1, \sigma_1^2)$ and $Y \sim \mathcal N(\mu_2, \sigma_2^2)$. If $\rho_{X,Y} = 0$ then $X \bot Y$. Can someone give a hint why this is true ?
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Sorting Vectors based on their correlation

This problem [question]: Sort vectors according to their distance between them is about sorting vectors based on the distance between them. What about sorting vectors based on the correlation ...
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The science of pearson product moment correlation coefficient

I need to compare two sound signals for similarity, I took cross-correlation of both the signals and I got a cross-correlation signal, now I intend to use pearson correlation coeff formula to get the ...
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Pearson Correlation Coefficient Interpretation

Let $X=(1,2,3,...,20)$. Suppose that $Y=(y_1,y_2,...,y_{20})$ with $y_i=x_i^2$ and $Z=(z_1,z_2,...,z_{20})$ with $z_i=e^{x_i}$. Pearson correlation coefficient is defined by formula \begin{equation} ...
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correlation between two different variables

I am studying stochastic processes and found the next problem: Let $A$ and $\Phi $ be two independent random variables such that $E(A) = 0$, $E(A^2) < \infty$, and $\Phi$ is uniformly distributed ...
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Intraclass correlations can be negative, yet they are a ratio of two variances (which are positive)

Estimates of intraclass correlations can be negative, yet they are a ratio of two variances -- the variance of the means of the classes to the variance of the entire set of values. What is a neat ...
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Correlation bound

Let x and y be two random variables such that: Corr(x,y) = b, where Corr(x,y) represents correlation between x and y, b is a scalar number in range of [-1, 1]. Let y' be an estimation of y. An ...
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quadratic relationship

Detection of linear relationship is possible with correlation coefficient. If absolute value of correlation coefficient is 1, then the relationship is linear. Is there any way for detecting quadratic ...
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Relationship between Correlation and Bayes Theorem

Is there some relationship between the correlation of two random variables, and Bayes Theorem? A bit of background intuition, if W = random variable denoting number of women in a room, and L = ...
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Estimating the likelihood of independence of two discrete variables using the co-occurrence count matrix.

I have some data about users from different regions visiting different directories of some website. Aggregating that data I get the co-occurrence frequency matrix (for regions and directories). Now I ...
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Pearson correlation and metric properties

Assuming that the data set was $z$-standardized to zero mean and unit variance (also assuming that it does not contain constant vectors). Then Pearson's r reduces to Covariance: $$\rho(X,Y) := ...
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Correlation between three variables question

I was asked this question regarding correlation recently, and although it seems intuitive, I still haven't worked out the answer satisfactorily. I hope you can help me out with this seemingly simple ...
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Cross-Correlation (and finding Correlation error ) of two digital sequences.

In a IEEE paper, I saw a formula for WUInt(ti+1) as , Reference : ...
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Find data to perform regression analysis

I'm trying to find some data (two continuous variables that I believe are correlated) online for which I can perform a regression anaylsis, my assignment sheet says: The data may be found anywhere ...
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Compute significance of Kendall tau-b?

I have so-far tried all ways of computing kendall tau significance (where there are ties) described here. However, none of them works good, even for relatively large vectors. I think the problem is ...
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Autocorrelation of wrapped Wiener process

Let $\phi(t)$ be a Brownian Walk (Wiener Process), where $\phi\in[0,2\pi)$. As such we work with the variable $z(t)=e^{i\phi(t)}$. I would like to calculate $$E(z(t)z(t+\tau)).$$ This is equal to ...