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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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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 ...
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graph in excel to represent correlation of 3 parameters

I have some data in excel and I would like to make a graphical representation of those data. Structure of my data: persons ID : from 1 to 485 to every person, there is one parameter like average ...
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Correlation between two random variables

Show that if $\rho_{XY} = +1$ then $X=a+bY$ for some constants $a,b$ and $b>0$. How would I go about showing this? Note: $$ \rho_{XY} = \frac{\mbox{Cov}(X,Y)}{\sqrt{\mbox{Var}(X)\mbox{Var}(Y)}} ...
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Correct way to evaluate correlation of a computer model with multiple human annotator scores

I have posted this question to CrossValidated without lack. If anyone from this community can give some insights, I would be really grateful. Assume we have 3 annotators, each one of which has ...
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Showing $Cor(X,Y) = 1$ if $a>0$ and $-1$ if $a<0$

Suppose X and Y are random variables such that $Y=aX+b$ and $a$ and $b$ are constants. Show that $Cor(X,Y) = \begin{cases} +1 &\mbox{if } a > 0 \\ -1 & \mbox{if } a < 0. \end{cases}$ ...
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Comparing ranking algorithms

If I have several different ranking algorithms and a 'correct' ranking, is there a good way of "scoring" the alternative rankings given by the algorithms against the reference one? For example: ...
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Linear regression with normalized variables

Suppose I have two variables X and Y such that mean(X) = 0 = mean(Y) and sd(X) = 1 = sd(Y). The slope of the linear regression line for Y vs X is cov(X,Y)/var(X) = corr(X,Y) since X and Y are ...
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Autocorrelation Function and Power spectrum from ACF

In my assignment I am required to write or use a C code to find the autocorrelation function of a given function and then find the power spectrum from it. The function is as follows: $$f(t) = \cos(10 ...
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correlation estimator

Suppose I have independent variables $X$ and $Y$ which follows exponential distribution with parameter $\lambda$. I want to find the variance of correlation estimator $\hat{\rho}$ which is defined as: ...
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correlation between two series

let us consider following two series $$y[t]=a_1\sin(\omega_1 t + \phi_1) + a_2\sin(\omega_2 t + \phi_2)+ \cdots + a_p\sin(\omega_p t+\phi_p) + z_1(t)$$ and $$y_1 [t] = A_1(\sin(\omega_1 t+\phi_1) ...
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Maximum correlation of n variables

For $n>2$ variables, one cannot arbitrarily choose the correlations $\rho_{ij}$ because the resultant correlations must obey the law of cosines. Equivalently, the covariance matrix between them ...
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Variance of X - Y

If X and Y are random variables with correlation coefficient 0.7, each of which has variance 6, what is the variance of X−Y? Enter your answer as a decimal. Using the information given, I was able ...
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Covariance of $10$ Coin Flips

I'm getting the hang of using the properties of Covariance to make calculating it much easier but I'm stuck on this one. Fair coin tossed $10$ times. Let $X$ denote number of heads observed and ...
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Covariance of three dice rolls

I understand this question has been asked but I have a different comment to make on the matter and wondering if someone could help me. Let Z1,Z2,Z3 be values resulting from three tosses. ...
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Simple linear regression prove variables are uncorrelated:

I am working on the following problem: In a problem of simple linear regression, $$Y = \hat\beta_0 + \hat\beta_1 x(bar),$$ show that the random variables $\hat\beta_1$ and $Y$ are un-correlated (All ...
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Fair Coin Covariance

Consider an experiment in which three fair dice are tossed simultaneously and independently. Let $Z_1,Z_2,Z_3$ be the values resulting from the three tosses. Define $X=Z_{21}+Z_{22}−Z_{33}$ and ...
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What does the “empirical” autocovariance function represent?

My professor gave me the sequence ${X_n} = {1,5,5,1,5,5,...}$ and asked us to compute the empirical autocovariance function given below. $$\displaystyle \hat \rho(1) = \lim_{N \to \infty} \frac{1}{N} ...
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Is the autocovariance function of a sequence identically zero if the sequence is iid?

My professor gives the following definition for the autocovariance function. $$\rho(i,j) = Cov(X_i , X_j)$$$\\$If I have a sequence that is iid, when i compute $\rho(n,n+1)$ for $n \geq 0$, I found ...
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Distribution of the sum of normal random variables

Let $X\sim \mathcal N(\mu_X,\sigma_X^2),\ Y\sim \mathcal N(\mu_Y,\sigma_Y^2)$ two normal random variables and $a,b\in \mathbb R$. If $X,Y$ are independent, then $$aX+bY\sim \mathcal ...
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Detecting camera shake

I have a bunch of data captured from a worm tracker that consists of a B&W camera that stares down at a few dozen worms for an hour at a time. The tracker captures the outline of each worm ...
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Autocorrelation and spectral density in MATLAB

This question is threefold. We have an LTI system that is a first degree Butterworth LP filter with the power TF where fu = 110Hz and ...
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Autocorrelation and spectral density in MATLAB

This question is twofold. We have an LTI system that is a first degree Butterworth LP filter with the power TF where fu = 110Hz and ...
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Autocorrelation of a sequence of vectors

Let's say I have a sequence of 2-d vectors and I want to calculate autocorrelation of this sequence of vectors. If $V_i$ where i = 1:n is the list of vectors then acf as a function of time lag 't' is ...
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$\rho_\gamma(X)=\frac{1}{\gamma} \log \mathbb{E}[e^{-\gamma X}]$

$\rho_\gamma(X)=\frac{1}{\gamma} \log \mathbb{E}[e^{-\gamma X}]$ is a convex risk measure, but it fails the subadditivity property in order to be called coherent. A mapping ...
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Generate correlated random numbers precisely

Let's assume I want to generate k samples of n random numbers, that are correlated according to a given correlation matrix C (e.g. $n = 3$): ...
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Correlation: Concept to Formula

In digital signal processing, we calculate the correlation between two discrete signals by multiplying corresponding samples of the two signals and then adding the products. Where does this ...
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probability need help on correlation problem [duplicate]

A deck of 52 cards is shuffled you are dealt 13 cards. Let $X$ and $Y$ denote, respectively, the number of aces and the number of spades in your hand. Show that $X$ and $Y$ are uncorrelated. I try to ...
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finding the unspecified ${\bf E}[X]$ and $\rm var(X)$ given the expectation of higher powers of $X$

Homework Problem: It is known that a for a standard normal random variable $X$, we have ${\bf E}[X^3]=0$, ${\bf E}[X^4]=3$, ${\bf E}[X^5]=0$, ${\bf E}[X^6]=15$. Find the correlation coefficient ...
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Inferring covariance cov[X,Z] from cov[X,Y] and cov[Y,Z] of known distributions

Suppose X, Y and Z are real random variables of known distributions. If one knows the covariance $COV(X,Y)$ and $COV(Y,Z)$, is it possible to infer $COV(X,Z)$?
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How to construct a covariance matrix from a 2x2 data set

so if given a covariance matrix I can find the eigenvalues and move forward from there... but I seem to have trouble with the step before if I am given a data set and am told to create the covariance ...
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How to deal with the following problem of correlated random variables?

I have the following information: $\left[ \begin{array}{l} {X_1}\\ \vdots \\ {X_K} \end{array} \right]$ are correlated random variables with (zero mean, unit variance) covariance matrix $\left( ...
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Show that a function is log supermodular

I have been struggling with the following Let $X$ be finite and a poset $P = (X, \leq)$, and for any $A \subseteq X$ we can define the function $f_A$ on $\mathcal{P}(A)$ as follows $$ f_A(Y) = \#\{ ...
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Correlation between complex random variables

I am struggling to find the correlation between two complex r.vs; X and 1/Y i.e. E{X*/Y}, where '*' denotes the conjugation operator. The complex r.s X and Y are correlated with each other with known ...
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Correlation coefficient

I'm a little puzzled by the whole random variable thing. I've got two random variables, $\mathcal{X}$ and $\mathcal{N}$, both with gaussian distribution with mean = 0 and $\sigma_{\mathcal{X}}^2$ and ...
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Estimate correlation coefficient of unknown variable

Consider variable y depends on variable x and z linearly. I have $100$ sample values of $y$ and corresponding $x$ but don't have any values of $z$. The functional model is $$y = \alpha_1x + \alpha_2z ...
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Correlation and what it tells me

OK, I need a little help here. I have attached two pictures; Data and Chart in which the data shows a correlation coefficient of 0.283168 which was calculated by Excel. Can someone please tell me ...
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Correlation Coefficient Distribution Function: An Apparent Discrepancy?

I'd like to explain an apparent discrepancy between: (1) The sample correlation distribution function between sample vectors for a bivariate, correlated random variable (correlation coefficient = ...
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Spatio-temporal triple correlation

I would like to simplify if possible the spatio-temporal triple correlation of the following function: $$f(\vec{x},t)=\delta(\vec{x}-\vec{x}_0(t)) \otimes f_p(\vec{x})$$ where $\delta$ is the Dirac ...
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What is correlated with what in a linear regression?

I'm trying to make sure I understand the ins and outs of a linear regression and am making a table for what is correlated with what, so just want to see if I have everything included. I'm looking at ...
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How can we derive expectation of two dependent normal distribution?

$\mathbf{X}$ and $\mathbf{Y}$ are each dependent normal random variable, then how can we derive like this one? $$\mathbf{E}\{e^{\mathbf{X}}e^{\mathbf{Y}}\}$$ I know the each first moment is ...
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Using mutual information to estimate correlation between a continuous variable and a categorical variable

As for the title, the idea is to use mutual information, here and after MI, to estimate "correlation" (defined as "how much I know about A when I know B") between a continuous variable and a ...
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Autocorrelation Clarification

Could anyone help clarify a high level explanation of autocorrelation? I understand that it is a measure of correlation between a timeseries and a lagged version of the same series. If we have take ...
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Maximum and minimum Correlation Coefficient

I have a question regarding the correlation coefficient. The inspiration is from a story where a student collected a set of $(X,Y)$ pairs, but lost the pairings. Hence, he is left with two sets of ...
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Given X and Y are correlated and Y and Z are correlated what is the range of correlation between X and Z?

How can I calculate the range of correlation of two variables X and Z given I have the correlations of X and Y, and Y and Z? I've found a few resources around, namely this, but I'd like a research ...
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Generating correlated random numbers from Normal Distributions

If I have a sequence taken from X~N (μ1 , σ1 ). Is it possible to generate a sequence of numbers drawn from Y~N (μ2 , σ2) such that X and Y have correlation ρ?
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Expected value of two dependent variables is still a product of expectations

For independent variables we have $E[XY]=E[X]E[Y]$. Now, since I could not find a statement that the converse is also true, I suspect that there are examples of dependent variables where this relation ...