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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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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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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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Correlation of Proportions

To introduce my question, here is a small simplification for consideration: Let $X,Y$ be independent random variates, each with finite mean and variance. Interestingly, ...
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Increase the probability of correct prediction using multiple regression

First off let me begin by saying that I'm brand new to statistics and I would appreciate it if you could dumb down any answers for my problem. I am trying to create a general prediction of how much a ...
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Uncorrelated but not independent random variables

Is it possible to construct two random variables $X, Y$ both of them assuming exactly two non-zero values which are uncorrelated, i. e. $\mathbf{E}[X \, Y] = \mathbf{E}[X]\,\mathbf{E}[Y]$, but not ...
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Conditional Probability Distribution for two Discrete Uniform Random Variables with given Correlation Coefficient

I consider a problem with two random variables $X, Y \sim Unif\{a,b\}$, for which I want to set a correlation coefficient $Corr(X,Y)=\rho$. Now, I am interested in the conditional probability mass ...
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Cross Power Spectral Density from Individual Power Spectral Densities

Let $X$ and $Y$ be two zero-mean, wide-sense stationary random processes. The power spectral density of a process is the Fourier transform of the process's auto-correlation function. The cross power ...
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Probability of three events occurring given correlation?

I am facing a problem that I cannot find the answer to. I have three variables, A, B and C. There are only two possibilities for each of these, A either happens or it does not, B happens or it does ...
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Correlation Matrix using Matrix Algebra, not the Same as Result from Excel

I am attempting to verify a calculation found at another question on this site. The formula is said to provide a correlation matrix using q = D-1ED-1 where q is the correlation matrix; E is the ...
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correlation between $\sum_{i=1}^{98}X_i$ and $\sum_{i=3}^{100}X_i$

Let $X_1,...,X_{100}$ be iid $N(0,1)$ random variables. The correlation between $\sum\limits_{i=1}^{98}X_i$ and $\sum\limits_{i=3}^{100}X_i$ is equal to (A) $0$ (B) $\dfrac{96}{98}$ (C) ...
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How to find covariance of sample mean and sample standard deviation

I have a question to find the covariance of sample mean and sample standard deviation based on the following: I have tried something on my scratch paper, but for some reason, I cannot upload on ...
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Linear Regression and finding Correlation Coefficient

In a Simple Linear Regression $y= \alpha + \beta x + \epsilon $, we gather this information: $S_y=20, S_x=5, \widehat{\beta} = 0.2 $ how I could find Instance Correlation Coefficient between x and ...
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Covariance matrix using squared exponential function

I'm writing down the covariance matrix $K$ of a vector X using squared exponential covariance function, and then evaluating the determinant of the matrix $K$. Let's say i add a new point to $X$ , and ...
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Augmenting a matrix with a highly-incorrelated column

Consider a binary matrix: $$\begin{pmatrix} 1 & -1 & 1 \\ -1 & 1 &1 \\ \vdots & \vdots &\vdots \\ 1 & 1 & -1\end{pmatrix}$$ with a random distribution of 1 and -1 ...
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Given f(x) and two correlated random variables x & y, how do I estimate the correlation of f(x) & f(y)

I have a smooth continuous well-behaved function f(x), where f(x) is positive and mononically increasing with x, and x is positive real continuous variable. Given the mean, variance, and correlation ...
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Convergence under rank correlation

I have a following setup: Let $c\in{\Bbb R}$, $R^2\in [0,1]$ and $\Psi,\varepsilon_1,\varepsilon_2,\ldots$ independent random variables on a probability space $(\Omega,{\cal A},{\Bbb P})$. Define the ...
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increment of Brownian motion squared [closed]

$(W_t)_{t \geq 0}$ is Brownian motion, assume t>s, does $E[(W_t-W_s)^2W_s^2]=(t-s)s$ ? In other words, are $(W_t-W_s)^2$ and $W_s^2$ independent?
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Why is pure sample covariance a bad metric to understand the degree of correlation between two variables?

Covariance helps you understand how variables are linearly related. Would it be possible to have two pairs of variables in a deterministic relationship (i.e. linearly correlated variables) that have ...
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Two forms of cross-correlation

Wikipedia and MATLAB defines cross-correlation in this way. In time series analysis (P21), it defines cross-correlation upon cross-covariance: Let $\{X_t\}$ and $\{Y_t\}$ be two time series, ...
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Don't understand dirac delta function for white noise?

Say we have stochastic differential equation $\frac{dx}{dt} = n(t)$ where $n(t)$ is a noise process. $n(t)$ has a correlation function $R(t - t') = <n(t)n(t')>$ If the noise process is white ...
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Simulate correlated $\chi^2$ distribution

I understand that when one have multiple independent variable that follows $N\sim(0,1)$, denoted as $A$ if we have a correlation matrix $R$, we can generate correlated variables $B$ that are normally ...
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Correlation of uniform variables

Let $X$ and $Y$ be independent random variables, $X,Y \sim unif(0,1)$. Let $U = \min \{X,Y\}$ and $V = \max\{X,Y\}$. Find the correlation coefficient of $U$ and $V$. I think we can assume that $U = ...
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How can I get a Covariance Matrix from Mean and Variance?

this may be a very basic question. I have the mean and variance for 12 lognormal distributions: ...
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Relation between Regularization and correlation

I was going through Chapter 3 (page 63 bottom) of Elements of Statistical Learning. While explaining regularization in ridge regression authors make the following statements. "When there are many ...
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centering two variables $X$ and $Z$ makes $cov (X,XZ) = 0$

I've read that centering two normal (or symmetrical) variables $X$ and $Z$ affects correlation of centered $X$ with interaction term $X\cdot Z$ in such way, that this correlation $cor(X-EX, X\cdot Z)$ ...
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How to describe the correlation between two non-random variable mathematically?

As we all know, correlation is a statistical relationship between two random variables. However, if there are two non-random variables, is there correlation between them, if it has, how to describe it ...
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Correlation between two variables

Assume $X_1$, $X_2$, $X_3$,..., $X_n$ are i.i.d, say that $Y_1$ = $X_1^2/\sum_i X_i^2$ and $Y_2$ = $X_2^2/\sum_i X_i^2$, how to calculate the correlation between $Y_1$ and $Y_2$ or prove that they are ...
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Correlated explanatory variables in linear regression

Is it any reason to assume that if two strongly correlated explanatory variables have impact on response that regression coefficients for these variables have the same signs ? Could such assumption be ...
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Interpreting high p value and low correlation value

I am trying to run regression on financial data in R. I am new to regression analysis so I am finding it to difficult to interpret certain scenarios. I have the code as follows: Regression analysis ...
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Formula for the correlation between two different variables

Jon planted a plant. When the plant grew to $4\,cm$ tall he decided to start to measure how much the plant grew each week. Here are Jon's measurements: Week $0$: $\;\;4\,cm$ Week $1$: ...
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Comparing two vectors based on order and ranking?

What I want to do is compare the ordering of variables determined by the ranking of each variable. For example: Say, I have a rating system that is made up of 5 different ratings - Excellent Good ...
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Relation between Correlation and Convolution

We have two functions of time $f(t)$ and $g(t)$, for which convolution and correlation are defined as following: Convolution: $(f(t)\ast g(t))(\tau) = \int_{-\infty}^\infty{f(t)g(\tau-t)dt}$ ...
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Why is the maximum value of cross-correlation achieved at similar section?

I'm a bit confused and probably need some sleep. When trying to find a short signal inside a long one (or the delay), it's almost a trivial fact that we should look for the maximal valued coefficient ...
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Multiple variables correlation

There are a number of entities. Each entity has three sets of parameters. Each set of parameters describes entity behaviour in a specific system. The problem is to find mathematical method that would ...
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Partial Correlation Coefficient

I have the following questions on computing the correlation coefficient. Let us say we have two discrete random variables $X_1$ and $X_2$, where $X_1$ has $n_1$ outcomes and $X_2$ has $n_2$ ...
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We have an urn with $5$ blue balls and $15$ red balls.

We remove $7$ without replacement. Let $R$ be the number of red balls removed and $B$ the number of blue balls removed. Do you expect $R$ and $B$ to be positively correlated, negatively correlated, or ...