Questions about the statistical process of sampling from a population, in order to obtain information for use in statistical learning, estimation, hypothesis testing about some population or process.

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Sampling Distributions

Parts being manufactured at a plant are supposed to weigh 40 grams. Suppose the distribution of weights has a Normal distribution with mean 40 grams and standard deviation 2 grams. Quality control ...
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Sampling demonstration using combinatorics

Suppose that I have a finite population of A's and B's, with properties: Population size: $n$ There are $n_1$ A's and $n - n_1$ B's (so that $p = \frac{n_1}{n}$, $q = \frac{n - n_1}{n}$) I'm ...
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hypergeometric distribution and random sampling

Is there any simple and fast algorithm (to be implemented in Javascript) to obtain a sample from the hypergeometric distribution? My needed sample size is very large (100,000,000).
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Chance to pick n balls out of N numbered ones where one ball is a specific number (without replacement, order doesn't matter)

An urn contains 120 balls numbered 1 to 120. Find the probability of choosing 3 balls without replacement that includes one ball numbered “11”. My attempt: Picking "11" would have the probability ...
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Basic sampling of joint random variables

If random variables $X \in \mathcal X$ and $Y \in \mathcal Y$ are sampled jointly from a target distribution $\pi$, i.e. $(X, Y) \sim \pi(x, y)$, is $X$ sampled from the correct marginal? In other ...
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Monte Carlo sampling and Kolmogorov–Smirnov test in practice

I have two deterministic algorithms, Algorithm 1 and Algorithm 2. The first has $m$ inputs and one output, and the second has $n$ inputs and one output. The distributions of the inputs of the ...
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Sampling into two sets

Let $N$ be the set of integers $1,\cdots,n$ and let $A$ be a set of numbers sampled independently from $N$ such that each element of $N$ has probability $p=0.5$ to be selected. I am trying to answer ...
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How can I tell whether sample size is inadequate or not ?

I am given sample size of 15322 students and our research topic is to find out a relationship between students academic performance and participation in sports team. The question asks " do you think ...
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Can we predict next sample using the existing samples?

Suppose that I have 18 data points and I'm sampling 3 data points each time. Suppose that I have 60 samples (each has 3 data points). Can we predict the next sample (of 3 points) from the existing ...
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Urn with marbles, unknown number of colors

When I started with this calculation I thought this was going to be a flashback from school decades ago but now after searching I'm confused if I'm over thinking it or if it's not as trivial as I ...
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metrics for density-sampling similarity, beyond likelihood

I am looking for a metric that would evaluate the distance between a sample $S$ and a density function $D$ Building a sample from a known distribution can be done using a monte-carlo sampling, ...
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Nyquist–Shannon Sampling Theorem Counter Example?

I was learning about the Nyquist theorem regards signal processing the area of interest which I will rephrase below: Given a signal lasting infinitely long with a maximum frequency of f, then you can ...
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probability integral transformation and distribution of P= P[ |T| <= |t|] .

The task is to find the distribution of P. where , P=P[ |T| <= |t|]. (T is a continuous random variable with PDF f(t)). now , I tried to make the following two arguments : 1.P= P[ |T| <= |t|] ...
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central limit theorem and sampling dist.

If you takes samples from a distribution, and you can see that they have different variances, can the central limit theorem still be applied. The computer vision teqnique i am referring to is this ...
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Is there any known method to fit plane onto sampling data?

For example I have the variables x, y (or higher dimensional data in general) and a probability density distribution p(x,y). I want to approximate p(x,y) as a linear function, a plane in this case, at ...
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Example of a real-world situation where multivariate analysis is applicable.

I have searched a lot of site to understand the situation where multivariate analysis is applicable. But not got any easily understandable example. Would you please give me a real-world example where ...
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How to Calculate Population from A given Set Of Sampels

I have a sample set of data collected using a SRS of books with IDs from 1 to 100. {90,60,6,39,46,26,16} Using this data how can I estimate the max, in this senario I know the max id, but what if I ...
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Efficient method for finding the number of combinations of values so that the sum is a certain number

I know one can make a sample space for this problem, but are there any other ways of solving a problem like this: Each letter has a number value. Find all possible combinations of the letters that ...
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Estimate the number of trials needed to observe all the possible outcomes of an experiment [duplicate]

I am stuck with the following problem: Each package of Pokemon cards contains 1 of N possible legendary Pokemon. How many packs do you expect to buy to get all N? We assume all N legendary cards are ...
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A question about importance sample and Metropolis Algorithm

I am reading this paper by Beichl, I., & Sullivan, F. (2000) on Metropolis algorithm. I understand rejection sample. In the section "The Rejection Sample", I can understand the equation: ...
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Sampling via SRSWOR and biasedness of estimates

In a survey to estimate the proportion "p" of votes that a party will poll in an election, the voter list is divided into male and female lists. A sample of 100 from each list by simple random ...
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$100(1-\alpha)$% confidence interval

$100(1-\alpha)$% confidence interval for population mean $\bar Y$ $$\bar y\pm Z_{\frac{\alpha}{2}}\sqrt{\mathbb v(\bar y)}$$ Why is this $Z$ value depending on $\alpha$ important for constructing ...
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How can I generate samples from some correlated exponentially distributed random variables?

I want to generate some samples from a set of correlated exponentially distributed random variables. I have the correlation matrix between these random variables. For multivariate normal ...
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What happens to fourier transform of the sampled output of pure sinusoidal input of 26kHz if sampled with 44.1kHz sample frequency?

Because pure sinusoidal signal only contains impulses, I was wondering what happens to the fourier transform of the sample output from the sinusoidal input of $26$kHz if the sampling is done with ...
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Chebyshev Application [closed]

If we have a sample mean of $\overline{X} = (X_1 + X_2+\ldots+ X_n)/n$ and mean $m$ and standard deviation $s$, how large should the sample size $n$ be so that with probability $.99$ the error ...
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Infinite samples from uncountable sample space

I'm drawing one single sample from an uncountable sample space. I know the probability of sampling any given single point is zero. Now, what if I draw samples again and again and again, to infinity? ...
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Multivariate sampling of $F(x_1,…,x_n)$?

Let $$(X_1,...,X_n)\sim F(x_1,...,x_n)$$ (not independent). How can I sample from this distribution? In the univariate case, on can use $F^{-1}(u),u\sim U(0,1)$. However, in the multivariate case ...
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Simulate from a distribution using Metropolis-Hastings and Rejection Sampling?

We have covered the basics behind rejection sampling as well as Metropolis-Hastings from class, but I am not sure how to use the two in conjunction to solve the following problem: Given $\pi(x) = ...
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How can I uniformly draw points from an ellipsoid?

Specifically, given a positive definite matrix $A \in \mathbb{R}^{n \times n}$, how can I efficiently generate points $x \in \mathbb{R}^n$ that satisfy $x^TAx \leq 1$? I know how to do this when the ...
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Sampling Distribution; Statistics. Please verify my answer

Professor earns average $ \text{\$} 65,500$ per year with standard deviation of $\text{\$}3,500$. Random sample of $64$. a. Describe sampling distribution of sample mean $\bar{x}$ of average ...
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Sampling Distribution of the Mean

I want to know if my reasoning is correct. Let's say I got two normal distributed variables: Variable "X": 5.4 (mean), 2.856 (variance) Variable "Y": 5.4 (mean), 5.062 (variance) Let's pick 16 ...
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Bivariate sampling for distribution expressed in Sklar's copula theorem?

In the univariate case, one can easily sample a distribution via random numbers $u\sim[0,1]$ and plugging into $F^{-1}(u)$. I have a bivariate distribution constructed via Sklar's theorem on Copulas: ...
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recovering bits from distorted signal

I have a signal: $r(t) = \sum_k a_k g( lT/2 -k(T+\Delta T) )$ where $a_k \in \lbrace\pm 1\rbrace$, $g(t)=\frac {\sin(2\pi t/T)}{2\pi t/T}$, $T/2$ is the sampling period, and $\Delta T$ is a ...
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Probability of a normal random variable added to a number being greater than another normal random variable, and distribution of average

$X$= random height of a male $Y$= random height of a female $X$ and $Y$ are independent of each other For $x$, $\mu=180\text{ cm}$ and $\sigma^2= 16\text{ cm}^2$ For $y$, $\mu=170\text{ cm}$ and ...
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Expected number of distinct nodes visited in a directed bipartite graph

Let $G = (V,E)$ be a directed bipartite graph with $V = \{I \cup O\}$ where $\left\vert{I}\right\vert = n$ and $\left\vert{O}\right\vert = m$. All the edges start from a vertex in $I$ and end on a ...
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Expected number of distinct nodes visited in a directed bipartite graph

Let $G = (V,E)$ be a directed bipartite graph with $V = \{I \cup O\}$ where $\left\vert{I}\right\vert = n$ and $\left\vert{O}\right\vert = m$. All the edges start from a vertex in $I$ and end on a ...
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Reconstructing a signal at twice the bit-rate

I have a discrete-time signal as: $\alpha_l = \sum_k a_k g(lT/2 -k(T+\Delta T))$ where $a_k \in \lbrace\pm 1\rbrace$, $g(t)=\frac {sin(2\pi t/T)}{2\pi t/T}$, $T$ is the bit period, and $\Delta T$ is ...
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Distinguishing between two weighted dice (or discrete distributions)

In a bag, there are two dice, each with sides weighted differently. I know the weighting of the two dice. I reach into the bag and pick one out with equal probability. I want to know how many rolls it ...
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Box Muller Transform - Proving that Z is Normal Distribution

I'm studying the Box Muller transform and I cannot see how Z0 and Z1 represent standard normal distributions. I've looked at the wikipedia page for the box-muller function but they don't seem to have ...
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Fast fourier transform and nyquist frequency

Trying to figure out how to use Matlab to calculate the nyquist frequency of a signal. Given a function, lets say $y = 5\sin (2t + \pi /3) + \sin (t + \pi /2)$ for $t > 0$. How do we use a fft in ...
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Can I use one float random number to generate two random numbers, one discrete, one continuous?

I need two random numbers. The first one, u, is discrete and takes 70% of the time the value 0 and 30% of the time the value 1. The second one, v, is continuous and takes values uniformly inside [0, ...
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Number of samples with replacement to reach expected coverage of population under non-uniform sampling

I am interested in finding the number of times $n$ I need to draw with replacement from a population of size $N$ such that the expected proportion of the population seen is at least $P$. From this ...
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Paths of Nearest Neighbours

I'm working on a project about sampling points, where the next point to be added to sample is the closest point to the current point. Furthermore, each point can only appear once in the sample. ...
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antithetic sampling

I am reading a book on antithetic sampling.It is said that the idea of antithetic sampling can be applied when it is possible to find transformation of $X$ that leave its measure unchanged (for ...
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Interpreting confidence interval of regression coefficient.

In a Simple Linear Regression analysis, independent variable is weekly income and dependent variable is weekly consumption expenditure. Here $95$% confidence interval of regression coefficient, ...
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Population estimate from sample

This seems very basic but I can't find a clear statement of it. Suppose I have a population of N balls which are red, white, and blue in some proportion. If I take a sample of S balls (S << N) ...
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Stratified Sampling: Total and mean estimate of population

Question: In a sample survey designed to estimate the total number of cattle, the universe of 2072 farms was stratified into 5 strata on the basis of the total acreage of farms. In the hth stratum (h ...
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Does the sampling distribution coincide with the population distribution if every possible sample is taken?

Say you have a population. You take random samples repeatedly, and the distribution of all the means of those random samples is the sampling distribution. Right? So does that mean, that if you take ...
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Difficult Survey Sampling question

Question: A Secretary of State wants to survey the primary owners of motorcycles registered in the state to estimate the proportion who want the license plates redesigned. (Primary owner means that ...
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The distribution of sample proportion for given population proportion and sample size

If the population proportion is 0.90 and a sample of size 64 is taken, what is the probability that the sample proportion is more than 0.89? (4dp) work: $n=64$, $\hat p=0.89$, so $X=n \hat p ...