# Tagged Questions

This tag is for questions about mean-square-error. In statistics, the mean squared error (MSE) of an estimator measures the average of the squares of the errors or deviations, that is, the difference between the estimator and what is estimated.

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### Linear MMSE estimate of MMSE estimator

This question is prompted by a recent discussion about the relationship between conditional expectation and covariance. Suppose that $X$ and $Y$ are zero-mean unit-variance random variables with ...
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### Minimize combined variance of multiple measurements with known (but varying) variance

I have multiple measurements for the same property but with different but known uncertainty (variance). And I would like to combine that measurements in a way that I get as close to the real value as ...
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### Matlab code for finding the curvature of a curve using given data points

I have data points $(x,y)$ for a plane curve, and I would like to find its curvature. Wwhile I was googling to check how could I start, I found this matlab code: ...
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### Straight line through data by eye - least squares? [closed]

I heard an interesting fact a while ago about how people draw a line through a cloud of points on a scatter plot. Usually, when calculating lines of best fit, we use the minimal the sum of squares of ...
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### On normalized error measures

I have function values $f_1,\ldots,f_n$ that are approximated by data $y_1,\ldots,y_n$. I am looking for a measure that describes the error in the data $y_1,\ldots,y_n$ and I want the measure to take ...
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### comparing MSE of estimations of binomial random variables

$X$ is a binomial random variable defined over 12 Bernoulli trials with a success probability of $p$ in each (i.e. $X\sim\operatorname{Bin}(12,p)$. Consider $\hat p=\frac X{10}$ Determine the range ...
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### Standard error of RMSE?

If I want to calculate the RMSE between an estimated value $\hat{x}$ and its reference value $x_{\textrm{ref}}$, let $$y_i = \hat{x}_i-x_{i,\textrm{ref}}$$ Since \begin{...
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### Improving the mean squared error of the ordinary least squares solution

I have the following relationship that holds: $y = a x_1 + b x_2$ Now I would like to determine constants $a$ and $b$ by performing tests. Each test results in 10 values for $y$, $x_1$ and $x_2$. ...
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### Minimizing mean squared error

I want to find a $d$ that minimizes the value of the expression below. I think the first step is to find the derivative w.r.t. $d$ (is that correct? If not, what is the first step?). If so, I'm having ...
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### Calculating MSE for two different size matrixes

I have two $2$-column matrixes, one of the has $467$ rows while the other one has $61468$ rows. Both them are trajectory paths of same robot, the big matrix is kind of raw data and the smaller one is ...
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### Can convergence in distribution say anything about mean-square convergence rate?

Suppose I have a sequence $\{x_n\}$ that I already know converges in the mean-square-sense ($\lim_n E |x_n|^2\to 0$). Suppose further I know that the sequence $\{x_n\}$ converges in distribution to ...
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### Geometric accuracy analysis of 2d rectangular models

I have reconstructed set of rectangular objects lie on a 2D plane (for ex. ABCD). All these objects are in a one coordinate system. On the other hand, I have reference models for all of them (for ...
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### MSE For a Single Calculation (intel processor errors)

This is the question, from a practice final for a stat course: The Intel Pentium Processor chip has been discovered to make small errors occasionally; that is, errors of +1 or â€“1 (in $10^{-4}$ ...
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### Unbiased estimators of theta

Suppose $\hat\theta_1$ and theta $\hat\theta_2$ are both uncorrelated and unbiased estimators of $\theta$, and that $\text{var}\hat\theta_1=2\cdot \text{var}(\hat\theta_2)$. a) Show that for any ...
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### Hypergeometric Distribution Probability (mean, variance, Std Deviation)

The distribution of the number of children per household for households receiving aid to dependent children (ADC) in a large eastern city is as follows: 5% of ADC households have one child, 35% of ADC ...
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### How to estimate error pattern of a set of line segments with respect to given reference segments (2D case)

I am having set of pair of line segments (2D). Though each pair should be coincided on top of each other they are not so. I have been the reference data and then I extracted other line segments via ...
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### Getting the correct error for a mean calculation

A constant k needs to be calculated including its gaussian error. $k = f_{(u,t)}$ $k_i$ can be calculated with the values and errors of $u_i$ and $t_i$ and their respective errors. Main issue is ...
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### Step by step correlation calculation

I must understand how I can calculate the correlation for the following probability variables. ...
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### Find the variance and mean squared error of $T=\max(X_1, X_2, …, X_n)$

Let $X_1, X_2, ..., X_n$ be i.i.d. uniformly distributed on [$0, \theta$]. Consider the estimator $T=\max(X_1, X_2, ..., X_n)$ of $\theta$. Determine the variance and mean square error of $T$. My ...
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### Negative Mean Square Error

For simple random sampling, I have calculated somemean square errors for ratio-type estimators such as Isaki estimator, and Prasad Singh estimator. But, Mean Square Errors i obtained are negative. ...
Let $\\A$ be a matrix of size $\\(m, n)$, $\\b$ a column vector of size $\\m$, $\\x$ a column vector of size $\\n$ and $\\a$ a real number. If $\begin{bmatrix} x \\ a \end{bmatrix}$ is the least-...