# Tagged Questions

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### Logit Nomal Prior Distribution

$$\mu \sim N(\mu_0,\sigma_0)$$ $$X_i \sim LN(\mu,\sigma_x)$$ Does anyone know any method for finding the posterior distribution $P(\mu|X)$ or at least any idea of how to estimate it numerically. I ...
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### Inner product of Gaussians times another multivariate Gaussian derivation help

Assume that: $$p(R|U,V,\alpha) \sim \prod N(R_{ij}|U_i^{T}V_j,\alpha^{-1})$$ $$p(U|\mu_u,\Sigma_u) \sim N(U_{i}|\mu_u,\Sigma_u)$$ $$p(V|\mu_v,\Sigma_v) \sim N(V_{i}|\mu_v,\Sigma_v)$$ Here $R$ is an ...
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### Calculating a weighted mean / product of likelihoods from samples only

Suppose for argument's sake I have two distributions of arbitrary form (P(A) and P(B)), but they have well-defined first and second moments. Calculating the weighted mean of these two distributions ...
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### Exponential Probability Monte Carlo simulation

I need to write a Matlab program to estimate the quantity $\theta = \mathrm{Pr}(X < 1)$, where $X$ is an exponential random variable with mean $1$. I am doing this for multiple monte carlo ...
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### Simulating from a Multivariate Gaussian without Cholesky

I'd like to draw a sample from a multivariate Gaussian distribution $\mathcal{N}(\mu, \Sigma)$, where $\mu$ is the mean vector (can assume it to be $\boldsymbol{0}$), and $\Sigma$ is a sparse positive ...
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### Is there a natural way to multiply measures?

Given two measures $\mu$ and $\nu$ on some measurable space $X$, is there a way to multiply them to get $\mu \cdot \nu$, another measure on $X$ (and not $X \times X$, as for the usual notion of ...