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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 & 0\...
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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, $$\text{Corr}\big(\frac{X}{X+Y},...
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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) $\dfrac{98}{...
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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 here....
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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, $\mu_{xs}...
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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 $U = X$...
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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 $n_2$ outcomes....
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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 ...
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Given an unfilled pmf, How to compute the Correlation coefficient?

This is the format in which I was given the PMF. Given this pmf $$\begin{array}{lll} x&y&f_{xy}(x,y)\\ \hline 1&1&.25\\ 1&2&.25\\ 2&1&.25\\ 0&0&.25 \end{array}...
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Can I sum variances to a compound variance?

Say I have three locations A,B,C and I have a person going from A to B and measure the time it takes. Same for B to C. Let the variance of the time it takes for the path AB be a and for BC b. Is it ...
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Approximate as Independent Identically distributed

If $N$ random variables are identically distributed but weakly correlated, in what condition we can approximate them as independent identically distributed (iid) ? I saw an old paper where based on ...
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The autocorrelation function - the result in the form of a vector.

I've implemented the autocorrelation function in Python according to the normalized autocovariance function for discrete signals, i.e: $$\gamma(k)=\frac{1}{N-1}\sum_{i=0}^{N-k}(x(i+k)-x_{s})(x(i)-x_{s}...
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The product of a normal and Bernoulli variables, independent from each other

Let $X\sim N(0,1)$ and let $Z$ be a random variable independent of $X$ such that: \begin{equation} \Pr(Z=z) = \begin{cases} \frac{1}{2} & \mbox{if $z = -1$ or $z=1$}, \\ \\ 0 & \mbox{...
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If two functions are even, then X and Y are uncorrelated

I Need some help: Let $Y=h(X)$ be a real square integrable function and X has a density function $f$. Show: If $f$ and $h$ are even functions then $X$ and $Y$ are uncorrelated (but generally not ...
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correlation coefficient is over 0.7

"correlation coefficient can be over 0.7 then we can say Two factors have some strong relation. Then What is the 'reason' that we can say like that? Explain it." I got that problem and I really dont ...
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Proof of Correlation Coefficients

Good evening, I have a problem with an exercise: Let $X$ and $Y$ be two real square integrable random variables with var$X>0$, var$Y>0$. The correlation Corr$(X,Y)$ quantifices how far $X$ and ...
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Inverse Z transform of symmetric function $R_{x}(n) = 3\cdot (0.8)^{|n|}$

On Z-transform table, most of the pairs are only valid for $n≥0$. My question is to find PSD (Z transform) of $$R_{x}(n) = (0.8)^{|n|}$$ Note that $n$ is an integer span from $-\infty$ to $\infty$....
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Three pairwise uncorrelated random variables

Given $\xi$, $\eta$, $\zeta$ are pairwise uncorrelated, can we say, that $E(\xi\eta\zeta) = E\xi E\eta E\zeta$?
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Why does one compute the power spectrum of an image from the Fourier transform of its autocorrelation and from the square of its spectrum?

image: f(x,y) fourier transform of f is F(u,v) my Goal is to compute its power spectrum. [denoted by P(u,v)] the first way to compute is by using the magnitude of fourier transform: $|F(u,v)|=\sqrt{...
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Help with correlation question? How to solve this?

Let $X$ and $Y$ be random variables and $a,b$ $\in$ $\mathbb{R}$ such that $a \neq 0$. If $Y = aX + c$, then show that corr($X, Y$) = +1 or corr($X, Y$) = -1.
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Weighted Average of Correlation Matrix

Let $R$ and $Q$ be two correlation matrices of the same size and let $p\in[0,1]$. I'm trying to show that $pR+(1-p)Q$ is still a correlation matrix. I claim that $\sqrt pX+\sqrt{1-p}Y$ is a vector ...
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Joint PDF Correlation

In the problem I am given $f(x,y)=2,\ 0 < x < y,\ 0 < y <1$. I'm trying to find the correlation $\rho$ which I know is equal to $$\rho = \frac{Cov(x,y)}{\sqrt{Var(x)Var(y)}}$$ ...