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### Relation between RSD and Mean

Is there any relation between relative standard deviation and mean? In my data there is 3 mean values like 98.1,99.5,97.8 and relative standard deviation is 0.6,0.7,0.8 respectively. Which one is ...
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### How to estimate $\sum_{x=1:n}{xf(x)}$ having $\tilde{f}$

I have an estimator $\tilde{f}(x)$ whose error is at most $\epsilon$, i.e., $\frac{|f(x)-\tilde{f}(x)|}{|f(x)|} \leq \epsilon$. I want to estimate $\sum_{i=1:n}i.f(i)$ with a small error. But if I ...
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### Proof of Hammersley and Clifford theorem in Besag's paper

I am reading Besag's paper on Spatial Interaction and the Statistical Analysis of Lattice Systems, see http://www.cise.ufl.edu/~anand/fa11/Besag_Spatial_interaction.pdf. In section 3, it introduces ...
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### Total variation inequality [on hold]

In an article I've stumbled upon this inequality: $$V(f) \leq C(f)s(f)$$ where $f$ is a Lipschitz$(1)$ density with Lipschitz constant $C(f)<\infty$ and support $s(f)$. How can this be derived? ...
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### L1 error for scale/translation classes

This is an example given in the article about testability (Devroye and Lugosi 1990). First will introduce my problem, given that we have a density class $\mathcal{F}$ that consists of density ...
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### Properties of the essential supremum

In the article about testability of densities (Devroye and Lugosi 1990). They use some properties of the essential supremum I cannot find. First we have to assume that we have a class of density ...
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### Inference Two Sample

During the regular season of the NBA, the great Larry Bird made 3,960 free throws out of 4,471 attempts for a career free throw percentage of 88.6%. As of March 21/11, British Columbia’s own Steve ...
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### Probability with two uniformly distributed cost

I have two uniformly distributed costs that are random and statistically independent. They are 3,000 to 6,000 and 3,000 to 12,000. I am trying to find the probability that the total cost of these two ...
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### Variance of a dice roll

I am currently working on a problem and am unsure if I approached it correctly. Here it is: ...
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### Determining level of significance when hypothesis is an interval

For a normally distributed sample: σ = 60 Sample size = n = 12 Sample mean = x = 3450 Null Hypothesis = H_o ≠ 3500 Hypothesis = H_1 = 3500 I need to determine the smallest significance level at ...
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### Transformation theorem, Cauchy distribution

I have derived the density for the ratio of two independent random variables,via the transformation formula. In this way: $V = X/Y$ and $U = X$ inversion yields: $Y = U/V$ och $X =U$ , the ...
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### How to scale “probabilities” to a given mean?

I have a set of scores $x_i$, $i=1,\ldots,N$ (mimicking probabilities, $0\le x_i\le 1$) and I want to transform them so that the result has a given mean $m$, while remaining in the interval $[0;1]$. ...
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### Can someone help me with the following math question/dilemma?

I have a pool of objects that are randomly selected from a global object database. The objects certain numeric attributes: The objects from the pool are fed to users in real time Users will either ...
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### How to show that $\Phi(1-x)^{-1} =O(\sqrt{\log{x^{-1}}})$

In the middle of some proof, I have faced an expression $\Phi^{-1}(1-x) =O(\sqrt{\log{x^{-1}}})$, where $\Phi(\cdot)^{-1}$ is a quantile function of the standard normal distribution and $x \in (0,1)$. ...
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### Sum of truncated normal random variable and normal random variable

I'm wondering if there is a closed-form pdf of sum of "correlated" normal random variable and truncated normal random variable. I found a paper providing the pdf for "uncorrelated" case, but could ...
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### Check if a given function is a probability density function [on hold]

Given $f(x)=\tfrac1{π(1+x^2)}, ~x\in(-\infty, \infty)$, is it true that $f$ is the probability density function of some continuous random variable?
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### Fast way to inverse B'CB+D

$\mathbf {A = B'CB}$, where $\mathbf A$ is of dimension $n \times n$, $\mathbf C$ is m by m, positive definite and symmetric, $\mathbf B$ is of dimension $m \times n$, and $n >> m$. Inversion ...
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### Statistical test for “too perfect” random number generator?

I am attempting to characterize some random number generator programs in a very simple way. Specifically, I'm rolling a simulated 6-sided die $3 \times 10^8$ times and keeping a count of how many ...
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### what are the joint distribution functions and copula? [closed]

Let $U$ and $V$ be two independent uniform (0,1) random variables and let \begin{eqnarray*} R &=&\sqrt{\frac{U^{2}+V^{2}}{2}},\\ A &=&\frac{U+V}{2}, \\ G &=&\sqrt{UV}, \\ H ...
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### Is there a way to use the Generalized Mean to find the “best” possible mean to use for a specific data set?

I've recently learned about the Generalized Mean as an abstraction of the many different means, includeing the Geometric, Arithmetic, and Harmonic means, as well as others. It is my understanding ...
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### Share oranges evenly

There is a boy in a street sharing his oranges with people coming across to him on a street. He has 100 oranges in his basket. The number of people walking toward the boy are unknown and varies in ...
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### Quite confused about continuous probability distribution

I'm self studying probabilities and statistics, now facing this problem. Use the random variable to represent the exact number of inches yesterday rained. Then the answer showed me a figure ...
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### Linear regression as $\dim(\beta) \rightarrow \infty$

Consider the linear regression, $$Y_i = X_i\beta + U_i \qquad E[X_i'U_i]=0$$ where $X_i=(1,W_{i},W_{i}^2,..\ldots,W_i^K)$ and $\beta \in \mathbb{R}^{K+1}$. The joint distribution of $(X_i,Y_i)$ is ...
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### Probability of Getting a “Perfect Score” in the Card Matching Game Concentration

A person is playing the card matching game concentration. There are 40 cards, 20 pairs total. All the cards are shuffled and placed at random face down. A turn consists of two moves and a move is ...
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### Dice Rolling 4d10 with a twist

Suppose I roll two 10-sided dice, 1 die has numbers o, 10, 20, 30 etc to 90. The second die has numbers 0, 1 ,2 etc to 9. These dice are used to create a number from 1 to 100 - example: the first ...
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### Probability problem (reliability) [closed]

Assume that there are 30 cells per string. The designer is using metallic interconnects welded to the solar cells and reverse-voltage-blocking diodes connected to the ends of the cell strings by ...
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### Stats “AND” Elimination

What's the logical behind eliminating this AND in a solution? p(he lives to 80 GIVEN he lives to 50) = p(he lives to 80 AND he lives to 50)/p(he lives to 50) = p(he lives to 80)/p(he lives to 50) ...