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Predicting profit with price variation

I am currently working on a high school project that aims to predict profit from X amount of items to Y amount of profit based of a deviated sale price. For instance: I sale 10 cookies for 10 ...
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Histogram Interpretation

For some reason my brain cannot comprehend this histogram. Is this normal or skewed? The main portion of the histogram looks like a normal distribution, but it is not placed in the center, and there ...
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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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Understanding graph classification 1

I am reading a paper on graph classification and the author states In graph classification the goal is to learn a decision rule from training examples {${G_{i},y_{i}}$} where $i$=1, $G_{i}$ is a ...
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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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How to interpolate between sets of data

I'm probably using the wrong terminology, making it difficult to find a starting point. I have a set of motor data that looks like this: I can easily create a trend line for a given flow rate ...
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Minimum number of periods to determine periodicity

Is there a minimum window window length to determine true periodicity with a given estimated period. For example, if the same event is tested for every second and is observed twice at times 1 minute ...
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Interpreting 3 Circled Venn Diagrams

The Venn diagram above represents the 20 students who took one or more of the 3 available art classes or took no art classes at all. two students took no classes at all. 1.How many people take only ...
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reducing data that are very close to one another

so, I have this problem. I have to do image analysis to get the boundary of an image. I perform image analysis to get a boundary representation of the object. The problem is, there is an overlap of ...
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Correlation method for speed measurement

I have data from two sensors on the road and I'd like to calculate the vehicle speed. The data are a bit noisy, so I was thinking about making a correlation of these data from two sensors 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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Calculate 90th percentile of F distribution using “rchisq” function in R programming language

I am working on a problem for my Data Analysis class and I have to figure out a way to calculate the 90th percentile of the $F(3,5)$ distribution using the "rchisq" function in R(programming ...
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fastest and most efficent way to count all combinations in many sets and sum them together

I am a Java programmer who has reached the limits of brute computer power. My relational database (and non relational databases) is not producing results quick enough and I have hit a bottleneck in ...
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Find two clusters in an ordinated array

As the titles goes, I have an array of sorted real positive numbers, and some information on the structure of the data. I know that there are two constants $a>>b>0$ and two other numbers ...
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How to interpret the result of correlation between two discrete signals

Before starting, let me say I'm not a mathematician, I'm just a curious engineer, with a master's degree in engineering and computer science. I have been using this book The Scientist and Engineer's ...
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Comparing annualised volatility from monthly and annual data

I fear there is a very simple answer to this question and its killing me that I can't see it. I am interested in calculating historical volatility: I have monthly index values starting in Jan 2005 ...
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Chart Question and Percentages

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-4lJHUDH1P5LVdaQVZEb1dZMlE/edit?usp=sharing Here's the link for the question The Venn Diagram above represents the 20 students who took one or more of the 3 ...
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Does logged data have to be transformed back to its original form before testing the accuracy?

I have run my data through a model in r, i ran ARIMA to forecast. The model forces a log transformation to be applied to the data. To test the accuracy of the fitted model formed by ARIMA would i need ...
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Making a graph with information

I would like to ask what appropriate graph I should use and maybe an example to help me, I am struggling on what type of graph will be appropriate for this, and knowing could help me with the further ...
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Generalised chi square PDF: 2 normal DOF with different widths

I'm trying to derive the PDF $f_Z(x)$ for the random variable $Z = X^2 + Y^2$ where $X \sim N(0, \sigma_1)$ and $Y \sim N(0, \sigma_2)$. Searching here I've found this solution, which is only valid if ...
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Least squares fitting using cosine function?

Hello I am trying to fit a harmonic of the form $$y = b + c\cos(x)$$ to four data points (0,6.1) (.5,5.4) (1,3.9) (1.5,1.6) using least squares for homework. I know that the error $= Y_i - f(x_i)$ but ...
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What statistical analysis to use on a list of dates?

I suffer from migraines and for many years I've kept a log of each attack. I now want to do some analysis on the dates of each attack to see if there are any patterns. I intend to check the ...
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Queue and Stack in Computer Science and relation to MATH

For Creating a Queue Q we use two Stack S1,S2. for insert x in the end of Q we do Push(S1,x). for deleting element from front of Q, (if Q is not empty) we do Pop(S2). if on Q that at first is empty, ...
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Using significant figures, what would the answer be?

I've been learning about significant figures and I have a few questions. When you multiply/divide, the number of significant figures in the answer should be the same as the term with the least number ...
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Polynomial Data Fitting with Two Variables

I have the following data and I want to find the equation interpolating the given data. For example equation for given sample data is simple $a^2*b+10$ ...
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fit sine wave to data

I have some astronomical data which I know has a sinusoidal component to it of the form y = Asin(Ωt+Φ). The period of the sinusoid is equal to a sidereal day. So ...
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How do you set the range for ListPlot (mathematica)

I have a large set (about 2050 values) of data that I would like to make a graph out of. The data is in two columns in Excel. I copied the first column and made the list x={0, 3.6, 7.1, 10.7...} and ...
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Careers in applied math with an MS other than in finance and data/machine learning?

Since I like math, I would like a career that uses alot of applied math. I'm about to complete my Master's and could do my thesis in numerical solutions of PDEs I'm already aware of careers such as ...
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Similarity measurement for strings of letters

Let's say, I have 10 different groups, and each group has its own string sequence. So, it should be like : G1 -> CHFAIEBD G2 -> HCFJIGBD G3 -> HCFAIJBD G4 -> HFCIJEBD G5 -> ..... G6 -> .... The ...
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Distance measures for binary data

I was wondering what are some good distance measures for binary data that have the following properties. I know that there are measures like the Jaccard index and the Dice Index, but they don't ...
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How to find a graph's equation from its points

I have a set of data that constitutes the graph on the picture. What I want to know is how would I find the equation equivalent to that kind of graph? The X are on the interval $[1,10]$.
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Feature selection of Gabor filter

I am working with Gabor filter with level set method here. As you known, gabor filter gave many filter output. Some of them is not necessary. Could you suggest to me some method that can choose best ...
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Multidimensional fitting of two data sets

My problem is the following: A laser gives out a bunch of data points which are reflected off a metal surface and recorded by a camera attached to the side of the laser. The image the camera receives ...
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fit sine wave to data

I have some astronomical data that I want to fit a sine wave to. I want to fit something of the form y = Asin(Ωt+Φ). I know the period of the sinusoid is equal to ...
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Find median given large amount of data

Listing all the possibilities would take time. Would there be a faster and more efficent way to find the median?
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Reading Graphs to solve probability

Each point in the scatterplot above represents a person's systolic and diastolic blood presures. What fraction of the 24 people had either a systolic pressure over 140millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) ...
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Decision to market one or the other game, based on the expected demand

For example, there is a new video game to market, lets call it Game 1, and there is a 0.60 probability that its competitor will produce a new game similar to it. (This 0.60 may not need to be known ...
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How to find a line that minimizes the average squared perpendicular distance from the given points to the line?

I have set of points scattered around the origin. How to find a vector, such that the average squared distance (perpendicular distance) from points to the vector is minimised? Added For example, ...
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Normalizing Data for Graph

Firstly, sorry for the long post, but I must be detailed in my explanation here. This is a computer science heavy topic, and I've posted it on the CS section of Stack Overflow already, but the main ...
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How do you call it when you remove the top n% and the bottom n% of a dataset?

I am currently writing about a dataset of collected handwritings. I want to show some characteristics of the dataset. For example I think it is interesting to show how long it took users to create the ...
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Creating a polynomial function with no x-intercept

I have an understanding of polynomials and how to create a function based on the leading coefficient, degrees, x-intercepts, etc. My question is how do i go about creating a polynomial function that ...
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$y=\sqrt x \rightarrow \ln y = \ln x$ problem

So I had some raw data, and it looked like there was a square root relation. I plotted graphs of $y=\sqrt{x}$ They look kind of straight. So doing the algebra and taking the ln of both sides, we ...
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Finding similarity between elements using statistics

I have a dataset of DJs in which I'm trying to find DJs similar to a specific DJ. Each DJ has a set of a genres with a certain percentage. How can I find the similarity between 2 DJs? The following is ...
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Median value resulting in negative number

I know the that the formula for finding the median of grouped data that is: $$\mathrm{Median} = L_m + \left [ \frac { \frac{n}{2} - F_{m-1} }{f_m} \right ] \times c$$ And I also know what the ...
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Data interpretation problem

Approximately what is the minimum amount of caffeine, in milligrams, consumed per day by a person who daily drinks two 10-ounce mugs of percolated coffee and one 12-ounce cup of a caffeinated ...
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Low pass filter to maintain edge information

I am looking for a kernel as low pass filter that satisfy as:I must find a kernel that statisfies as follows: In the my reference paper, the author suggest gaussian kernel that is The gaussian ...
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How to convert one number range to another? (Prioritizing a list of skills based on current familiarity and usefulness)

I'm trying to come up with a formula to prioritize a list of skills that a learner should tackle based on: current familiarity with the skill, and the usefulness of the skill. Familiarity is a $1$ ...
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Finding an equation to fit data points

I'm a software developer by trade and one of the things I did today was recursively generate some dummy data for a tree. I used two parameters in my recursive algorithm: number of levels and number of ...
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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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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 ...