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What measurement should be used to determine per unit capacity of a given volume ish question

I am reselling data packages and would like to add a sense of scale to the packages. Without disputing actual numbers, an email message is between (3-20)Kbytes, a photo 270kb, a web page ...
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Is it always possible to find a logistic regression model that yields zero training error on any dataset?

I am leaning towards no. A logit regression model is just one function, and there is no way its coefficients can accurately predict an entire dataset, outliers and all. Is this the correct intuition?
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How to verify how good my data is?

I'm in an undergrad physics lab right now and I have taken some data. The theoretical curve should be proportional to $\cos^2(\theta)$. How can I quantify how close my data values are to this ...
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When to use the various mean functions (arithmetic, geometric, quadratic) appropriately?

In data analysis, when are the use of these different means appropriate? For example, I'm using data to infer the peak of waveforms at different points around a semicircle. If my data has intensity ...
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Montonicity and Nonlinearity in data

I wish to find out why the following function $y_i=\sum_{l=1}^N\frac{ \theta_l}{1+ \exp-(\sum _j^M \theta_j x_ij +b_j ) }, i=1,\dots, P$ shows a linear, monotonic relationship instead of a ...
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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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Chaos theory and fractal geometry: Constructing from data

I understand that fractal geometry represents behaviour of 'chaotic' system, if I am not wrong. And also, fractals are generated by a recursive function. But, lets say I have random data lying with ...
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Accurate numerical integration for “data times an analytical function”

The Question is as follows: I have an algorithm/data that provides me the value of a function $f(x,y,z)$ on the points of a grid. On the other hand I have an analytical function ...
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Peak Picking in Spectrum Data (MS Excel)

I'm working often with spectral data of various gases, and the bulk of the data analysis is assigning the peaks with maximum signal (y-axis) to frequency (x-axis). Often we have several thousand data ...
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How does Link Analysis work?

Currently, I am into Link Analysis in data mining. I am kind of having a hard time to understand the Link Analysis. I have studied Association Rules and this is my next goal to understand. I have been ...
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How can I interpolate the following data and get the equation?

I want to interpolate between three vectors which have 8 rows in each. For eg. X = [1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8], Y = [7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 ], Z = [15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22] I want to find the equation Z = ...
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What is the name (if any) of this statistical analysis concept?

I have a list of random numbers. I sort them, and designate each one as belonging to a tier of some sort (quartiles, percentiles, or even arbitrary cutoff points by proportion) based on the ...
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bias-variance trade off

Perhaps the most primitive (and yet very effective) way of estimating a density is by using a histogram. In a histogram, we can manage the 'precision' of the distribution by adjusting the number of ...
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Translating data query into Domain Relational Calculus

Given a following table named BOOKING, which contains three columns, guest_name, room_number and booking_date, how do I find the all the guest_name that have the same room_number and booking_date? I ...
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What function should I use to fit this data? Logistic function is not good enough fit.

I'm using curve_fit from numpy to try an fit some data I have. The function I used was the logistic function defined http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logistic_function and the parameters I picked were ...
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Determine the multi-dimensional relationship given the data

I have a dependent variable - A and 3 independent variables, H,V and N I have a data for all the variables and dependency relationship is based on my operational knowledge. I'd like to know what ...
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Application of wavelet analysis in computer science

I am doing research in computer science (data mining), do you think wavelet analysis is useful for me?
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How can I get the covariance just given the variance?

This is a fairly straight forward problem but I don't know how to calculate the covariance given just the variance of X and Y. Suppose X and Y are independent random variables such that Var(X)=1 and ...
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How to minimize the Kolmogorov-Smirnov statistic with Power-law distribution

I'm fitting data into a power-law distribution. In order to do this I need to solve two parameters: the scaling parameter $\alpha$ and the lower bound $x_{\min}$ In order for me to solve $\alpha $ I ...
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What is the related function between these point?

What is the related function between these point? $(1,5)(2,7.5)(3,8.75)(4,9.375)(5,9.688)(6,9.844)$ $y=ab^x$ does not relate?
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Linear Regression Application

I have a linear equation as follows: $B_0*x_0 + B_1*x_1 + ... + B_8*x_8 = result$ And i have about 200 different situations that are categorized into two different groups, depending on whether ...
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Noise Reduction

I'm working on a problem that involves production rate data from oil wells. These rates are recorded per month i.e. after a month of production the produced volume is calculated and reported as rate ...
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Why do graphs sometimes have unevenly spaced intervals in axis e.g. logarithmic

Why do some graphs not have evenly spaced out units on the x or y-axis? For example they have log on one or both of the axis? Here's an example from this page I guess the page does give a bit of an ...
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Is Principal Component Analysis applicable to this type of situation?

I'm trying to model the response of ant populations to pheromones in this way: The ants are simulated as Self Propelled Particles with internal energy. They undergo acceleration due to their internal ...
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Significant difference in a group of numbers

I have a series of results for groups of students achieving a certain level and I need to highlight where the results for different groups are significantly high or low. For example: Results show ...
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Method for measuring co-occurence

I have a dataset that lists a large number of binary variables for each member of the populations. It basically looks like this: ...
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Predictive models

Given a set of temperatures of different cities for a month, which prediction model should I use for a two day look ahead prediction? Regression models or Time series?
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rotating and exchanging x for y's in regression

I was just wondering what happens generally if i send all my x points to y's and y's to x's (i.e reflect along the y=x line) - if I change the x's and y's will my old error minimizing line still be ...
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Compress Unit ID Permutations

For my multiplayer RTS game, I need to send over the ID's of a player's units selected in a single integer. For every player, there are 16 units, each with an integer ID between 1-16 (inclusive), and ...
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$P(X > \mu + \sigma) > 0$?

I'm doing some data analysis. Let $X$ follow an unknown distribution, with a certain average $E[X]$ and a standard deviation $\sigma$. Both values are calculated using the (corrected) point ...
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How do I find the missing sample points with the Mean and Sample Standard Deviation?

I am completely lost on this statistics question: A statistician had a data set containing 13 data points written in his research notebook. He spilled coffee on his notebook and now he cannot read ...
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Searching a function for data

I have a dataset and I am trying to find the appropriate function to fit them. So far, I have fitted the data into a two variable polynomial: $$ y(t,v)=(-525.958 + 4.88502 t - 0.0149025 t^2 + ...
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Categorical Survey Heterogeneity Measure?

A survey asks the user to assign ten stick figures into four categories: strongly oppose, weakly oppose, weakly support, strongly support. The survey has been completed, so it is too late to redesign ...
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Power set of a set containing a set

I need some help understanding this concept a little better. I understand the general power sets, but only worked nice and easy examples where only the set consisted of only single elements like ...
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What is the proper name of a model that takes as input the output of another model?

Thanks in advance for the help. I am writing a paper and for the life of me can't remember the proper term for a model that works as follows. rawData -> model1 -> outputModel1 -> model2 -> ...
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Are there any programs like family echo that I can use to map mathematics?

Family echo is an online program that allows one to make a family tree, if nothing is clicked it shows most of the family tree as it is, but if one clicks a name one can see clearly all the ancestors ...
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There are 2 red, 3 pink, 4 orange, and 5 yellow jelly beans in the pocket. how many different ways can you choose at least one jelly bean?

Thanks a lot!There are 2 red, 3 pink, 4 orange, and 5 yellow jelly beans in the pocket. how many different ways can you choose at least one jelly bean?
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What property of $n$ does this test?

I have the following sample data: 1 true 3 false 12 false 10 true 7 true 9 false 8 false My question is, what property of ...
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How to normalize scoring to eliminate bias?

Background: I'm writing an app to allow multiple people to rate an object on a scale of 1-10. There are a few hundred objects to be rated, so I'd like to allow the reviewers to review what they can, ...
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Detecting periodic patterns in data - how often are the meetings held?

Suppose some people I know frequently have meetings, and suppose I want to find out whether there's a pattern to when these meetings take place, and if so how often they occur. I can take note of the ...
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What is the relationship between the Fourier spectrum and the information content?

Suppose you look at the Fourier transform of some data (say, a blurred image). The amount of high frequency signal tells you how much texture there is in the data (e.g., a blurrier image has a more ...
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How can non-binary data be tested for distinguishability from random?

Given a large string of Base-N digits (in other words, not necessarily binary), is there software or an algorithm that can output whether the data is reasonably pseudorandom or reveals a pattern? In ...
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comparing empirical data to a model prediction using exponents

I am not a mathematician, but I have a basic question about comparing numbers with exponents near $1$. I am evaluating how well a "model" works and I want to make a compelling case. For example, my ...
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Predicting the increase/decrease of number

I have these entries in my database that looks like this: ...
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Scale a distribution to a new range and average

I've seen some linear scaling examples, but they don't really do what I want. I have a range of numbers from 0% to 126%, with an average of 75%. I want to map those to a range of 0% to 200%, with an ...
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How can I infer order from partially ordered discrete sequences?

A really interesting problem that I can't stop thinking about! Have run in to this a couple of times but yet to find a smart approach to either solve or frame this problem. This is my try at ...
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SEnsitivity Indices are non zero

I am trying to compute the sensitivity indices (SI) of a function using Monte Carlo simulation. I had written a matlab code that perform the computation directly and just return the final answer of my ...
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Statistics linear modelling in R

Suppose I have a date set of the form: Test Subject/Sex/No. of mistakes made in the morning/ No. of mistakes made in the afternoon A / M / 2 / 5 B / F / 1 / 4 C / M / 3 / 5 D / F / 1 / 5 Suppose ...
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Unsupervised learning algorithms to detect anomaly in waves.

I have a sample of graphs (more than 10000...). that look like in the image below: I am searching for an unsupervised learning algorithms that can help me to detect anomalous observations. Here ...
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How does 2D kriging interpolation work?

I have a grid of points Example ...