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Correlations between 3 random variables

I have a question as follows: The correlation coefficients between three random variables are x, y, and z respectively. What relation do x, y, and z have to satisfy? Can someone help me? Thanks very ...
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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 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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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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$\rho_\gamma(X)=\frac{1}{\gamma} \log \mathbb{E}[e^{-\gamma X}]$

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

I have a Computer Science background and not very knowledgeable in Probability and Statistics. So excuse me if my question,notation, or language is flawed. Anyways, the problems is that we have two ...
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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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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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Cross correlation computations

What are useful ways/formula for calculating sample cross correlations (i.e. correlation factors between individual components of two different random variables). Say I have two sample matrices, $X$ ...
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Finding correct values based on information from two arrays

Consider the following scenario: Say, one machine is sending out a beep signal every 10 seconds in a very noisy environment. I have two sensors which detects these beeps independently. Device A is ...
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Correlation Coefficient and Determination Coefficient

I'm really new to linear regression and am trying to teach myself. In my textbook there's a problem that asks why R^2 in the regression of Y on X = the sample correlation between X and Y the whole ...
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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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Linear vs non-linear Correlation

How do i check that two random variables satisfy the requirements for computing correlation via Pearson or Spearman? If the data is non-linear/ non-Monotonic, are there other tests i could use to ...
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differetiate between linear and non-linear relationship between two variablesand and explain the effect of Fisher z)

In statistics and mathematics it is not unusual to make a distinction between the type of relation between two variables. Also, we use r many a time after Fisher z- transformation. In a meta-analytic ...
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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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Condition number of covariance matrix

I am interested in generating a covariance matrix of dimension say 100. I managed to get a correlation matrix with finite condition number. To construct a covariance matrix I need to have standard ...
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Correlated Normal Random Variable

Let X and Y be random variables. Proves that Correlation(X, Y ) always lies between -1 and 1. How to prove that simply?
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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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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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How to order a set of attributes such that their correlation matrix concentrates high correlation terms around the diagonal?

Suppose there are n attributes that are being tested for correlation with one another. We need to find the order in which these attributes must be placed along the rows as well as columns such that ...
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Invariance of the correlation coefficient under linear transformations

Show that for arbitrary random variables $X$ and $Y$, and constants $a,b,c,d$ with $a$ and $c$ nonzero, $$ \mathrm{Corr}(aX+b,cY+d) = \begin{cases} \mathrm{Corr}(X,Y)\quad&\text{if }a \text{ and ...
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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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Similarity between two matrices/lattices

I'm looking at the evolution of matrix in time where every coefficient can only be +1 or -1, from physical point of view it could be an Ising model on finite lattice. I'm interested in a variable ...
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Correlation 4-point

I need to calculate $\langle x_{i}x_{j}x_{k}x_{l}\rangle $, where $$ \langle f(x) \rangle = \int e^{-\frac{1}{2}A_{ij}x^{i}x^{j} - \frac{\lambda }{4!}\sum_{i}x_{i}^{4}} f(x)d^{n}\mathbf x , $$ for ...
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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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Weighted Pearsons Correlation

I am a software engineer so please bare with me. I am currently calculating the ppmc coefficient of a series of data over unequal time periods. I wish to weight data that was recorded within the last ...
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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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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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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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Redundancies in covariance matrix

We know that covariance matrix is symmetrical. I have a vague intuition that there may be some other redundancies beyond that. For example, if A is correlated to B and B is correlated to C then A and ...
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Spatio-temporal triple correlation

I would like to simplify if possible the spatio-temporal triple correlation of the following function: $$f(\vec{x},t)=\delta(\vec{x}-\vec{x}_0(t)) \otimes f_p(\vec{x})$$ I define the triple ...
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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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How to interpret autocorrelation of images?

Say we have a multiple grayscale images $I_i$ collected as a matrix $M = [I_1\ I_2\ I_3\ldots I_n]$ What exactly does its autocorrelation $R_{MM} = M M^T /{n}$ tell me? According to Wikipedia ...
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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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Principal Component Regression

Suppose that Z1, Z2 and Z3 are the principal components of a data set and Y is a vector of the response variable. The correlation coecients between Y and Z1, Z2 and Z3 are 0.25, -0.4 and 0.7, ...
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Indepedence of sample means of two orthogonal Gaussian vectors?

Suppose $\boldsymbol{x}_{1}$ and $\boldsymbol{x}_{2}$ are Gaussian vectors with each distinct but arbitrary means and covariances, i.e., the elements of each vector are generally intra-correlated. ...
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Covariance, covariance operator, and covariance function

I am trying to get my head wrapped around this article in Wikipedia. The first definition given there is the covariance of a probability measure $\mathbf{P}$: $$\mathrm{Cov}(x, y) = \int_{H} \langle ...
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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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Correlation between two linear sums of random variables

I understand how to create random variables with a prespecified correlational structure using a Cholsesky decomposition. But I would like to be able to solve the inverse problem: Given random ...
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Find solution of correlation matrix equation

Suppose ${X}$~$N(0,\sigma^2\Sigma)$, with $\Sigma$ being unknown correlation matrix. How to find a solution of $\Sigma$, such that for $Z=\alpha'X$, we have $var(Z)=C$. (Suppose C is properly chosen ...
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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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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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Correlation formula for discrete phenomena in time

I need a statistical formula to capture a particular phenomena that I need to model in software. I have a light that can be on or off. When turned on, it can be one of many colors (for example, ...
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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?