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Finding a population Function

I have been given the population of the USA from 1790 - 1980 (increasing in intervals of 10) and I am asked to solve this differential equation. Using t as time in yearrs P as size of population at ...
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Estimation of real estate

I'm working on a project on estimating the price value of real estate. First I have collected a lot of data (500 000 instances) with details such as postal code, number of bedrooms, build year, ...
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Formula to link two exponential values together - doesn't quite work

Basically, I've done a script, and I'm stuck on a formula for it. After I run the code on a cube, based on two different inputs (detail level and vertex average iterations), the resulting size will be ...
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Work out if the relationship between 2 datasets is constant

I have 2 one-dimensional datasets, let's call them a and b. I want to know the correlation between ...
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How do you use R to find the box counting dimension of a two dimensional set of data, or scatter plot?

I'm using the software R to do some analysis on some data sets for a graduate project. R has a package called "fractaldim", in this package is a function for finding the box counting dimension. The ...
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Is there a way to use the Generalized Mean to find the “best” possible mean to use for a specific data set?

I've recently learned about the Generalized Mean as an abstraction of the many different means, includeing the Geometric, Arithmetic, and Harmonic means, as well as others. It is my understanding ...
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Survival analysis in survey dropouts?

I am working with a survey data set and am curious about who abandoned it before finishing all the questions. I have information on how many questions each respondent answered (no skipping allowed) ...
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Form of a function I can fit like a polynomial that has an asymptote on x-axis and is always positive

So I have a small list of pairs of the form $(\mathbb{R}, \mathbb{R}_{\geq 0})$ and I want to fit a function to this data. Additionally I know that as $x$ grows large in either direction $y$ tends to ...
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What is purpose of correlation kernel? IIs it high pass filter or low pass filter?

I am research about correlation kernel and I have some questions that need your help. Let see the pp. 3302-3303 in the http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=6517250&tag=1 The special ...
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Linear model for data that follow gaussian distribution

I have a question about linear regression. We have the linear regression of input data $(X,Y)=((x_1,y_1),(x_2,y_2)...(x_n,y_n))$ is $$F=aX+b$$ a,b are factors of the linear line, $y_i$ is {-1,1}. ...
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Finding the range from standard deviation and Gaussian Curve

The figure above shows a normal distribution with mean m and standard deviation d, including approximate percents of the distribution corresponding to the six regions shown. Suppose the heights of a ...
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What is correlation kernel and compare with gaussian kernel

I read a paper that said about correlation kernel that defined: $$W(x-y)=(α/1+d(|y − x|))$$ where $α =  (\int(1+d(y − x)dy)^{-1}$, $(d(|y − x|))$ is spatial Euclidean distance from the central ...
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Get a set of points from Fourier plot on Matlab?

I have a program that collects raw data and also does a Fourier transform to get complex numbers. When I feed the raw data into Matlab to do its own FFT, I can get a nice plot of power on frequency. ...
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Is there any common formula to estimate the salience of peaks of a histogram?

I need to use some quantitative measure to estimate the salience of peaks and the flatness of valleys of a histogram which represents the distribution of lightness of an image. For example, if an ...
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One-class Support Vector Machine Sensitivity Drops when the number of training sample increase

I am using One-Class SVM for outlier detections. It appears that as the number of training samples increases, the sensitivity TP/(TP+FN) of One-Class SVM detection result drops, and classification ...
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How to determine who improved the most considering diminishing returns

My friends and I are competing in a fitness challenge against each other. We will determine the winner based on who has the greatest percentage improvement after three months. Here is the problem: if ...
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Method for detecting anomalies in timeseries?

I am exploring creating alerts for anomalies in a timeseries. Say that I have a graph like this: There are two anomalies here that I would wanted to be alerted on: First, on April 7th with there ...
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How to interpret the indicator function?

I am reviewing a paper titled " Bayesian Sampling Approach to Decision Fusion" by Biao Chen and Pramod K Varshney. This paper uses an indicator function that I am not being able understand. The ...
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What type of equation matches these data points?

Can anyone tell me what equation will match these data points? 377, 384, 1113, 1120, 19861, 19868 Wolfram Plot
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Betfair Odds Percentage Movements & Hedging

I want to determine if the odds on Betfair have decreased by a certain percentage and then calculate the hedged profit when hedging on that percentage, but it's made tricky by the fact that decimal ...
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Nyquist limit explanation

Kindly explain Nyquist in easy words. The actual question is as follows. We can attempt to display sampled data by simply plotting the points and letting the human visual system merge the points into ...
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Implementation of Total Variation Regularization Algorithm (Lagged Diffusivity Algorithm)

I am trying to compute the derivative of an experimentally-measured quantity as a function of time. The data are fairly noisy, which causes problems. For instance, using finite differences (central ...
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Difference between Topological Data Analysis and Graph Technology

I'm trying to understand the difference between Oracle's graph technology which apparently has an inherent understanding of topology and Ayasdi's Topological Data Analysis technology. Are these two ...
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On the truncation of spherical harmonics

Suppose there is a function $f(\theta,\phi)$ defined on the surface of a sphere, and $\theta$ and $\phi$ are the polar and azimuthal angles respectively. Similar with the fact that a function defined ...
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Is topological data analysis useful for low dimensional data?

I often read how Topological Data Analysis (TDA) is useful especially for highly dimensional data. But, what about (apparently) low dimensional ones? Example: consider measuring the resistance of a ...
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Calculating Inflection Point in Real World Data

I can think of a few ways to get a good grasp of this problem from an experimental perspective, but I'm looking for a more general explanation that can be applied to different situations. If this ...
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Data Analysis and Probability

Two dice with a difference ... They appear identical, but one die is fair and the other is loaded so that the probability of throwing a 6 is 0.25. Bev picks a die at random and throws it, and it shows ...
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How to work out the formula that connects several numbers

I have an interesting problem. Say I have lots of datasets like this: a = 21 b = 23 c = 58 d = 498 etc (lots of other values) X = 85 I need to find the formula ...
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How to evaluate the difference between two classes of data which are highly overlapped

I’m trying to implement a classifier based on a dataset comprising two classes of high dimensional time-series observations (the values of the two classes of observations are highly similar). I ...
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Where to start learning about topological data analysis

I was wondering if anyone could help me out with finding a nice introductory introductory text for topological data analysis (I'm speaking as somebody who has two semesters of experience with ...
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What method should I use for this optimization / feature selection project

I'm going to describe a problem and I'm not sure how to best solve it. I will describe the situation. When answering please recommend a method and maybe a software library. I'm using Python for my ...
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Extremely poor polyfit, what am I doing wrong?

I have a dataset with me: http://pastebin.com/YZArky1j, which I am trying to polyfit. This is what I used to perform the polyfit: ...
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Smoothing Spline Example

I am learning the smoothing spline method. I saw that smoothing spline is a penalty term to reduce overfitting in linear regression. Given dataset {$(x_1,y_1),(x_2,y_2)..(x_n,y_n)$}So the formular ...
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Probability of name collision

Question on statistics & probability: I am trying to find the best way to build a unique key. Data i have: 1) first name 2) last name 3) DOB 4) gender So, assuming those are correct fields (not ...
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Data normalization methods for RNA-seq

Not sure if this is the best place to ask such a question, please re-direct me if there is a more appropriate site. I am using bioinformatics software to look at gene expression levels in populations ...
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Effect of Event on Another

I am having difficulty wrapping my mind around conceptualizing the impact of one event on another. For the scope of this question, let's define the following: Event A: An assault occurs; Event B: A ...
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Bivariate Correlation Unique solution

I have a set of data, let's say "score vs loss ratio", the score is an arbitrary number I gave to a team by looking at their past history. I want to prove my hypothesis which is higher the score, high ...
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Well-behaved interpolation

I have a set of time-dependent scalar data. I would like to remove certain time intervals and fit the remaining data "well-behaved", which I cannot quite exactly define. The intervals may also be at ...
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Variance of Estimated Coefficients in Logistic Regression

I have a logistic regression model with a binary variable as the response and a categorical variable with 3 categories as a predictor. The fitted model is: logit(P(Y=1)) = intercept -0.19*C2 + ...
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Empirical Copula

I am trying to find the empirical copula linking two random variables $X$ and $Y$. I have some data available but it's limited with respect to the variable $Y$ and I am not convinced it's enough data ...
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Data compression from lack of patterns

From my understanding, lossless data compression takes advantages of statistical patterns. I want to know if it is possible to compress data based on the lack of patterns, such as a random string of ...
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How do I creat a box and whisker plot?

I know you have to create a box around the median of a data set of numbers, but I do not know where the end of the box would be placed. Please help!
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Addition of two box plots

I have two box plots that I'd like to add together to form one box plot representing both plots in one. Here's an example of two box plots: At a school 200 boys and 200 girls participated in a test. ...
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Best multivariate approximation scheme for scattered data approximation

what is the best multivariate approximation scheme for scattered data approximation on a set E of points in $R^d$?
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Find spikes in data

I have some datasets and I need to find spikes in them. Imagine the data looks like trading data. If the spike is big enough, I need to log it, otherwise, proceed in the analysis. I tried with a ...
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Is Expectation Propagation (EP) affected by the prior?

I understand EP by reading Minka's thesis: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/minka/papers/ep/minka-ep-uai.pdf I'm trying to apply it to solve a Bayesian inference problem. However, I'm ...
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slope of curve represented by discrete points

I have data which are visualized in this chart: I need to compute slope of increasing / decreasing parts of the curve. I can't use any 2 points because of noise in data. Maybe numerical derivative ...
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Problem with significant figures

I know that if I am multiplying/dividing my answer is the least number of significant figure in the data and if I am adding/subtracting my answer is the least number of decimal places i the data but ...
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Maths concept for salient point in graph data

I have collected data concerning the total post counts of users in an online forum (see graphic). What I am hoping to do is compare the language of 'first posts' with the language of 'later posts'. ...
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Simple maths for an algorithm to searching a table to find out if one type of entry has a causal effect upon another type?

I asked this over on StackExchange and was sent over here... I have a database table which is recording two different types of events which seem to be related to one another. It records the date and ...