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Upper bound for area of polygons

is there a formula for an upper bound for the area of a polygon, knowing the length of its edges? In the ideal situation, the answer would be a function $f_n(l_1,l_2,\dots,l_n)$ of the edges lengths ...
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Is it compulsory to make transformation to the econometric model in order to have only diagonal elements on variance-covariance matrix of errors?

I need some sharped and advanced advices for the following issue ... Model and its assumptions I'm working on the methodology of a two-way error component model. Here is the model: $y_{jis} = ...
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Lower bound of $\sum_{k = 1}^{N}1/(x + k)$

Let $f(x) := \sum_{k = 1}^{N}1/|x + k|$ for $x \in [0, N]$. Why is $f(x) \geq C\log N$ for all $x \in [0, N]$ where $C$ is an absolute constant. My work is: Since $x \in [0, N]$, we can remove the ...
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Estimation kernel

I just wonder if someone could just give me the proof for the following estimation: $$ \| \nabla (e^{t\Delta} f) \|^{2}_{L^{2}} \leq \|{f}\|_{L^{1}} \ \|e^{t\Delta} f\|_{L^{\infty}} $$ where ...
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Estimating a sub-population characteristic based on independent samples without replacement

Let a bag have 1000 balls of arbitrary colors and unknowns sizes ($r$). Suppose we also known the total volume occupied by the balls ($t_v$). We want to estimate the total volume occupied by red balls ...
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Asymptotic stability

we know from the theory of ODE that $\left\|\exp(tA)\right\|\leq Ke^{-\delta t}$ for $K,\delta >0$ and $t\in\mathbb{R}^+$ if the real part of all eigenvalues are strict non-positiv. My question is: ...
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Approximability of continuous sampling by discrete sampling - definitions?

Are there standard definitions that express the notion that sampling from a given continuous random variable can be approximated "to any desired degree of accuracy" by sampling from an appropriately ...
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How can you calculate actual values when all you have is rolling averages?

Let's say you have a set of data that is rolling 6 month averages of the actual monthly data. Good data collection would mean you saved the actual values and then calculated the rolling averages, but ...
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Continuous RV - minimizing absolute deviation

We try to find c value minimizing E[|x-c|], "expected value of absolute deviations", for a continuous random variable X. E[|x-c|]=Integral(-inf,inf)[|x-c|]f(x)dx ...
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Estimate large covariance matrix using few samples.

Let $\mathbf{x}$ be a random vector in $\Bbb{R}^n$, such that $\mathbf{x}\sim N(\bar{\mathbf{x}}, \Sigma)$. $N$ observations of $\mathbf{x}$ are available, say $\{\mathbf{x}_i, i=1,\ldots,N\}$. The ...
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“Interpolating between estimates”?

the headline reproduces the whole problem. What is meant by saying "Interpolating between the estimates (A) and (B), we finally obtain..."? For beeing mor specific I'll give the concrete estimates ...
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Unbiased estimator for maximum

Assume $n$ independent random variables with unknown distributions $\{X_1,X_2,...,X_n\}$. Multiple "samples" or observations for each of these variables are given (not necessarily with the same ...
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Statistics and Some Information Challenge

relation between two attribute x,y is $y=\alpha\beta^{-x}$. According to 8 experiments these information were gained. what is the estimation of ( $\alpha, \beta$) using Least Square Error? it's 2010 ...
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Statistics question: Estimating mean when standard deviation is known

I am reading a textbook to learn more about statistics. This section is about estimating the mean of a population when standard deviation of the population is known. My simple question is this: How ...
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When does l1 regularisation give a sparse solution?

I was maximising a likelihood function, which is convex. I know that the system has a K-sparse solution. I wanted to know the conditions (or some sufficient conditions) on the likelihood function ...
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Bias of the MLEs for the two-parameter Weibull distribution

Is it possible to obtain a formula for or an equation on the exact bias of the MLE-vector for the two-parameter Weibull distribution (both parameters unknown). I've read papers offering Monte Carlo ...
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Improving Schauder estimate for a linear elliptic PDE with oblique boundary

Let $\Omega \subset \mathbb R^n$ a $C^{2,\alpha}$ domain, $f \in C^{0,\alpha}(\overline{\Omega})$, $g \in C^{1,\alpha}(\overline{\Omega})$, $h \in C^{1,\alpha}(\overline{\Omega};\mathbb{R}^n)$ such ...
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Expectation of $\cos(\|X\|)$ where $X \sim \mathcal{N}(\mu,\Sigma)$

Do: $$ \int_{-\infty}^\infty \int_{-\infty}^\infty \cos\left(\sqrt{x^2+y^2}\right) e^{-\frac{1}{2}\left[\frac{(x-\mu_x)^2}{\sigma_x^2} + ...
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Derive Maximum Likelihood Estimator of a Generalised Linear Regression Model

I understand how to find the MLE estimator for $b$ if it is a simple linear regression model. However, when $u\sim N(0,\sigma^2\Omega)$ where $\Omega\ne I$. I am getting confused. The model is: ...
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How to find the MLE of the mean of Gamma distribution

If I parameterize Gamma distribution in the way as $\Gamma(\alpha,\frac{\mu}{\alpha})$, am I able to find the maximum likelihood estimator of $\mu$. Here, $\alpha$ is the shape parameter, ...
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What are some good general estimates?

For example, the triangle inequality for complex numbers and summations is a good one. Also, the ML-Estimate (Estimation Lemma), Cauchy Estimates $|zw|=|z||w|$. As you can probably notice, I really ...
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Parametric transition matrix in Markov Chains

I am trying to model a discrete-time MC with transition probabilities that depend on some function of parameters i.e $p_{ij} = f(X_0,X_1)$. Suppose we take a log-linear model where $p_{ij} = ...
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ML estimate of sum of guassian variables?

consider the sum $z=x_{1}+...+x_{k}$, where the scalar variables $x_{i}$ are statistically independent and Gaussian, each having the same mean $0$ and variance $\sigma^2_{x}.$ how can I construct the ...
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Performance estimation of shellSort

I'm trying to make a performance estimation for shell-sort algorithm. And I fail in it. My formula: equals to where dz is outer while-loop, dy is middle for-loop, and dx is inner for-loop ...
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Determining the liklihood in Baye's rule for parameter estimation

I have used Bayesian statistics in classes but what I am trying to do now is different than anything I have done in class. Previously, I was given information and certain numbers adn I could ...
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Convergence in Probability of an estimator

Let $X_n$ be a Poisson process with mean $\lambda^*$. The following sequence estimates the parameter of the Poisson process: $ X_{n+1} = \hat{\lambda}_{n+1} + ...
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Estimation of a Ito's semi-martingale linear functional

Could someone check my solution for the following problem please? Or maybe propose a smarter/shorter solution. Consider a stochastic process $X=(X_t)_{t \in [0,1]}$ defined in a filtred ...
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Calculating a metric to compare multiple posterior probability distributions

I am beginner in mathematics/statistics and apologise in advance for my faulty use of language. Especially because I assume this to be a simple problem. I am working on a problem in statistical ...
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Asymptotic behavior of the Beta function

Let $B(z_1,z_2)$ be the Beta function, $z_1 = x_1 + iy_1$, $z_2 = x_2 + i y_2$. Suppose that $x_1$, $x_2 > 0$. I want to estimate the behavior of $|B(x_1+iy_1,x_2+iy_2)|$ as $|y_1|+|y_2|\to \infty$ ...
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estimate normal distribution parameters by $n$ largest samples

If I have the $n$ largest out of $m$ values of a sample from independent normal distributed random variables $\mathbb{X}_1,\dots,\mathbb{X}_m\sim\mathcal{N}(\mu,\sigma)$ with unknown parameters ...
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what is the bias of an estimator

The point estimator $\hat\theta$ of a parameter $\theta$ is some function of the sample $D=\{x_1,...,x_n\}$, $$\hat\theta=g(D)$$, since $\hat\theta$ depends on the sample $D$ we're using, so ...
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Estimator of Absolute Error?

Given $X \sim B(n, p)$, we know that $\hat{p} = X / n$ is the obvious estimator for unknown parameter $p$, and the following quantity $$\frac{\hat{p}(1-\hat{p})}{n-1}$$ has the property that its ...
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Computing the logarithmic derivative of the numerator and denominator of a rational function.

Consider the rational function $R(z)=N(z)/D(z)$ where $N(z)$ and $D(z)$ are polynomials of $z$ with real coefficients. Furthermore, $N(0) \neq 0$, $D(0) \neq 0$, and $N(z)$ and $D(z)$ are relatively ...
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Estimate starting with variational formula

I'm working on an a priori estimate, using equality's like Young, Cauchy,... But I'm stuck with my testfunction. I've got the following problem: $\frac{\partial u}{\partial t} - \Delta u + \int_\Omega ...
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Finding an unbiased estimator for function of Poisson

Let $X_1,...,X_n \sim Poi(\lambda)$ then unbiased estimator for $\lambda$ is obviously $\bar{X}$. What about $\tau(\lambda)=\sqrt{\lambda}$? Also how would one derive UMVUE for this lambda?
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How do I compute the variance (or confidence interval) of a Maximum Spacing estimator?

I am trying to solve a problem using a Maximum Possible Spacing estimator (see Maximum spacing estimation on wikipedia for links). Details on what I am trying to do can be found in the following ...
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Approximating arccos(a/(a+x)) for the sake of simplfying an integral

I recently tried to evaluate $$\int e^{\beta\arccos(a/(a+x))}dx$$ (everything constant except $x$) and got a complicated answer involving a hypergeometric series with complex arguments. Can anyone ...
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Estimation (Newton potential)

Let $f$ be a $C^2$-function on $\mathbb{R}^n$ with compact support. Let $N$ be the Newtonpotential on $\mathbb{R}^n$ and $u:=N\star f$ (i.e. a solution of the potential equation $\Delta u=f$). ...
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Fast way to estimate cardinal number of subset

I have a large set $S$ of items, but the set is not exactly known. All I know are the cardinal numbers of categories i.e. a number of disjoint subsets, $ \vert{S_1}\vert \dots \vert S_n\vert$ with ...
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Is there a way to estimate the range of fitting coefficients from only the data?

Considering an approximation $f$ for a set of $N$ data points $(x,y)$ using, for example, $M$ radial basis functions at arbitrary sites in the domain $f_i = \sum_{j=1} ^M c_j\phi(||x_i-x_j||)$ where ...
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Estimate the size of a set given random sub sets.

Assuming there is a set $S$ that you are given subsets of, $s_1, s_2, ..., s_n$, estimate $|S|$ (and a confidence interval if possible) making as few assumptions as possible. I'm not going to quibble ...
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Sample estimated normal distribution - what will be the expected effect of another sample?

Assume I already have n samples of a 2D variable. I can compute the sample mean and variance. If I assume that the samples are taken from a normal distribution, then using the mean and variance I get ...
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Calculating a fisher information

$\ (X_1,X_2,X_3,X_4)$ has a multinomial distribution with parameters 3$\theta$/5, $\theta$/5,$\theta$/5,(1-$\theta$) Calculate the fisher information where $\theta$ is in [0,1]. So I wrote out the ...
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Consistent estimator of percentile or Value-at-Risk

Given a sequence of i.i.d. random variables X_1,...,X_n I would like to estimate VaR_q(X) (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Value_at_risk#Mathematical_definition) for some 0 1) VaR_q(X)=X_(⌊qn⌋) and ...
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Show that the found value is the MLE

Let $ X_1, ... X_n$ i.i.d with pdf $$f(x;\theta)=\frac{x+1}{\theta(\theta+1)}\exp(-x/\theta), x>0, \theta >0$$ It is asked to find the MLE estimator for $\theta.$ The likelihood function is ...
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Estimating the mean internal distance between borders of an irregular shape

I have two overlapping (not matching) irregular shapes ($X$ and $Y$), and I would like to estimate the mean distance between their limits. What I've been trying so far is obtaining the irregular ...
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density of statistic

Let $X^1$ ... $X^n$ be a random sample coming from a distribution with density : $p(x)=\begin{cases}2\theta^2/x^3, \text{if} \ x\geq 0 \\ \\ 0, \text{if} \ \ x<0 \end{cases}$ Let us denote the ...
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How to use Richardson extrapolation

In comment section in the question "Convergence of $\sum\limits_{k=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{p_{k^2}}$, where $p_k$ is the $k$th prime" it is suggested that one first calculate $$ f(n) = \sum_{k=1}^{n} ...
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Prove recursive form of linear least squares estimate.

I have a zero-mean stochastic vector $\mathbf{x}$ which I estimate using observations of a random process $y_i$ where $i=0,1,...$ I denote the linear least squares estimate of $\mathbf{x}$ using all ...
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Estimate on the difference of quotients

The following is supposedly true (found it in a paper), however I fail to see why. Let $L(x)$ be a function that goes to $0$ as $x\rightarrow\infty$, $g(n)$ a sequence which goes to $\infty$ as ...