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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Relationship between DFT and FFT/DTFT

Question 1: Assume we already know $x(t):[0,2\pi]\to\mathbb{R}$'s Fourier series $x[n]_{n=-\infty}^\infty$. Perform DFT on $x[n]_{n=0}^N$. How is the result connected to $x(t)$? WHY? Question 2: ...
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Problems sampling from a $pdf$ over $SO\left(3\right)$

I have a probability density function over $SO\left(3\right)$, which I am trying to sample from. The $pdf$ is given as a generalized fourier series: $$ f\left(\omega,\theta,\phi\right)=\sum ...
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Notation for sampling random variate

Is there standard notation for sampling a value from a probability distribution? Like, if I had a random variable $X$, setting $x$ to whatever value I happened to sample from $X$ on this occasion? I ...
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How sample size affects confidence interval.

Suppose the weight of n primary one students has sample mean of 20KG. If n = 40, a certain percentage of confidence interval for the population mean is (15.5,24.5). Find the confidence interval if we ...
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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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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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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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Is a discrete random process issued from a sampled continuous ergodic WSS process also ergodic?

I have a continuous time process $\{X_t,t\in\mathbb{R}\}$ that is WSS and ergodic for the 1st and 2nd moments. I create a random discrete process $\{Y_n,n\in\mathbb{N}\}=\{X_t,t=nT\}$ by discretizing ...
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Sampling from a graph

Suppose you have a graph $G=(V,E)$ that is unobservable globally and you wish to take a sample from the vertices of that graph to infer something about its global properties from local properties. ...
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Variance of a Population of Two Indpendent Random Variables

I have a question regarding a problem I'm looking at out of personal curiosity. Here is the basic setup of the problem: There is a population that contains half of type A, and half of type B. The ...
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Shannon vs dirichlet kernel interpolation method for signal reconstruction

I am currently studying fourier transform, and especially the way that the signal could be reconstructed from its spectrum. In many lectures, I have seen the shannon interpolation method to ...
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Notation for sampling a random variable

my question is pretty much the same as the one asked here: Notation for sampling random variate (I did not find a satisfying answer there...): I have a random variable $X \sim U(1, 10)$. I want to ...
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Sampling probability

I have a pool of 36 samples (each is a pool itself). If I take a subset of eight samples at random from this pool, how do I calculate the probability of obtaining two of the same type of sample from ...
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How to sample from a product-of-sums distribution?

$A$ is a $M$x$N$ matrix whose entries are positive. $x$ is a $N$ dimensional binary (i.e. consisting of $0$s and $1$s) vector and the number of $1$s in $x$ is constant. Let $y = Ax$. The distribution ...
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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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Comparing two populations

I have sampled from two separate populations, and I want to figure out which population is better. Population 1 has an average score of 84.1 and a standard deviation of 11.8. Population 2 has an ...
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Simulating r.v.'s from a joint density by rejection sampling in R. Continued

I wish to sample variables $v$ and $w$ from the joint density $$(v+w)e^{-\frac{(v+w)^{2}}{2x_{0}}-2\mu v-(\mu -\lambda )w},$$ where $x_0$, $\mu$ and $\lambda$ can be seen as positive constant. Since ...
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MSE for the Method of moments estimator of variance

would appreciate some help here please - Question: Find the MSE for the MOM estimator of the variance $\hat{\sigma^{2}} = \frac{n-1}{n}S^{2}$ based on a random sample from a normal distribution. My ...
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How can I make the mean of samples be approximately equal to the mean of actual continuous signal?

Suppose there is signal f(t) that is continuous and periodic. It is known that this f is T-periodic. (but it's not necessarily a single cosine f(t).( I'd like to make the mean of samples be ...
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Discretizing a set of functions while preserving orthogonality: general method?

Say I have a set of functions, $\left\{ \psi_j \right\}_{j \in \mathbb{N}}$ where $\psi_j : \mathbb{R} \mapsto \mathbb{C}$. Furthermore, these functions are orthogonal on some interval $A \subset ...
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Random assignments with 95% confidence of at least $K$ duplicate assignments

I'm running an experiment online. Of my $N$ test questions, each participant sees $M$ (randomly selected, $M < N$). If I want a minimum of $K$ responses to each question, how can I calculate a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Convergence of sampling from Brownian motion

For a standard linear Brownian motion $\{B(t)\mid\ 0\le t\le 1\}$, for natural $n\ge 0$ and natural $1\le k\le 2^n$, let $d(n,k)=B\left(k2^{-n}\right)-B\left((k-1)2^{-n}\right)$ be the differences of ...
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Mean & SD of Sampling Distribution

A population consists of $4$ numbers $\{0, 2, 4, 6\}$. Consider drawing a random sample of size $n = 2$ with replacement. (a) What is the sampling distribution of $\bar x$? Is this a normal ...
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What are incoherent matrices

What does incoherence means in terms of matrices? I am brushing on some compressive sampling theory and I did not find any easy to understand or straight forward answer about what does the word ...
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Statistics - Uniform sample vs. Representative sample

I have a question concerning two different samples, with the first being more uniform that the second. a) Chance errors are likely to be smaller... using the first set of subjects using the second ...
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Correct sampling methods for this data set / requirements

I am just looking for a push in the right direction as to what kind of sampling methods I can use to fulfill this set of sampling criteria. I had thought stratified sampling, but I'm not sure if ...
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Design effect due to survey weights

I have a quick question on design effects due to survey weights. I would like to ask help since I am stuck in some particular parts though. Here it is: Show that the following expressions for design ...
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Gibbs sampler for local linear trend model

Question: Consider the local linear trend model given by: \begin{align*} y_t = \mu_t + \tau \varepsilon_t \ \cdots \ \text{Observation equation} \\ \mu_{t+1} = \phi \mu_t + \eta_t \ \cdots \ ...
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Relation with $F$ distribution and $t$ distribution

If $X\sim F_{n,n}$ , then show that $$\frac{\sqrt n(\sqrt X-\frac{1}{\sqrt X})}{2}\sim t_n$$
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Interpreting the meaning of sampling distribution

I have asked a couple of questions related to statistics recently as I just started to study the topic again (I ignored my university course on statistics and I now eat my fingers in anger). I asked ...
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Gibbs / MCMC sampling for sum of parameters - how to improve slow mixing?

Suppose I have a hierarchical Bayesian model, where my observational prediction, $y'$, is calculated as the sum of other parameters, ${\alpha_i}$. My observation equation (the likelihood) is: $P(y | ...
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Population size and accuracy of expected value

If I have a series of populations, and a set of outcomes for these populations, how can I be certain that the observed proportions are, in fact, credible? I have investigated certain sampling methods ...
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Problem generating random vectors with a randomized linear programming with equality constraints (weird clustering)

Summary For simulation problems, I need to be able to generate large numbers of random lists of numbers, say $x_1, x_2, \dots, x_n$ (where $n \approx 1000$), subject constraints similar to what one ...
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Discrete approximation to a continuous probability density function

I want to approximate a continuous, finite probability density function, with a specified number $N$ of points, in the following way: If the pdf is 1-dimensional, defined over the section [0,1], then ...
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Suitable change of measure with importance sampling

I'm working on a project on Importance Sampling. When one tries to estimate the small probability $\alpha:=\mathbb{P}(X \in A)$, one can do a change of measure. There is change of measure which ...
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Continuous random sampling with replacement.

Construct a set $s\subseteq[0,1]$ by sampling points in $[0,1]$ with uniform probability density $x\leq1$ so that $|s|=x$. Interpret this as a sampling frame during which data is captured. Now, ...
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Is it possible to calculate/impute the sample size “N” from a given mean and standard deviation?

Can anyone provide with some advice? - thank you I am required to calculate the sample size for two groups, given the following data: Total sample N (group1+group2)=583 group 1: mean=8.35, SD1.07, ...
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generating a binomial distribution

I'm trying to sample from a data set using a binomial distribution with parameters p and n. Implementation-wise, I follow these steps I generate an array containing the values of the cumulative ...
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Estimating the number of observations from a set of samples

I repeatedly measure a value $S_n$ which is the sum of a set of $n$ hidden inputs. The goal is to identify the number of hidden inputs. All of the hidden inputs are driven by an experimenter ...
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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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How to sample the walk which visits each vertex of a graph specific number of times?

Is there any MCMC mathod that allow me to uniformly sample from all feasible walks where the following restrictions apply: ...