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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Signal processing and algebraic geometry

Signal processing is a pretty huge branch of what I would (maybe wrongly) call electrical engineering. I have heard here and there whispers of interesting connections between signal processing - in ...
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Uniformly sampling points from inside a region of cube

Let the dimension n=200 be fixed. The problem I am interested in is sampling points in n-dimensional Euclidean space uniformly from the region $$ \sum_{i=1}^{n} x_{i}\leq 1, $$ where $0\leq ...
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Intuition of the Hessian of the Log Barrier Function

I have a convex polytope defined by $\mathbf{Ax \leq b}$ (row-wise) The log-barrier function is defined as: $$\phi(x) =-\sum{\log(b_i - a_ix)}$$ The Hessian of the log-barrier is : ...
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How to sample from a convex hull?

Let us consider a couple of points $x^{(i)}\in \mathbb{R}^m$ where $i=1,\dots,n$. Convex hull is defined as $$ C = \left\{\sum_{i=1}^{m} \alpha_i x^{(i)} \mathrel{\Bigg|} (\forall i: \alpha_i\ge ...
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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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Sampling from a given pdf

I have the following pdf: $$ f(x) = C x^d I_0\left(b \sqrt{- \log\left(\frac{x}{A}\right)}\right)$$ for $0 < x \leq A$, $C$ is a normalizing constant, $b$, $d$ are constants, and $I_0$ is the ...
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Ratio estimator in sampling

Let the population $U=(1,2,3)$. We want to estimate $R=\frac{\mu_y}{\mu_x}$.Consider the estimators $$\hat{R_1}=\frac{\overline{y}}{\overline{x}},\hat{R_2}=\frac{\overline{y}}{\mu_x}$$ where ...
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Sampling with no duplicates

I am sampling a population of unknown size and unknown distribution. The sample will be taken over distinct time intervals, but I have to reject any duplicates in the given time interval. The sample ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Sampling with Clusters

Suppose we have a population of size $N$ where each individual is represented by a vector of the form, $v_i=(\lambda_1^{(i)},...,\lambda_s^{(i)})$ where $\lambda_k^{(i)}$ are finite discrete ...
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Sampling a sinusoidal signal

Consider the signal $g(t)=\cos(2\pi \lambda t+\phi)$ that is sampled with a frequency $\tau$. Let $g_k$ denote the values of $g$ at the times $t_k=\frac{k}{\tau}$, $k \in \mathbb{N}$. (a) Show that ...
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Drawing uniform samples from the *range* of a non-invertible function

I am looking for a Bayesian technique to draw samples from a uniform distribution over the range of a non-invertible (that is, there isn’t even a formula) function $\mathbf{f}: \mathbb{R}^N ...
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Generating continuous random variables from a set of Bernoullis

Given a set of $Bernoulli(p_i)$ variables with each having its own arbitrary $p_i$, is there an efficient way to generate continuous random variables sampled from an arbitrary distriubution? To ...
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Determine two sets of samples being independent by fisher exact test method

I am using Matlab to determine two sets of samples being independent by fisher exact test method. Now I have generated 1000 samples for both random variables, and I already used reject-accept sampling ...
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p-value of probability distribution

Suppose $\{X_{i}\}_{i=1}^{50}$ are independent and identically distributed samples from the following probability distribution: $$(1/\theta)\exp(-x/\theta); \hspace{1mm} x>0.$$ Given ...
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Arithmetic of sampling

INTRO: Suppose that a large set $Z$ is divided to two subsets $Z^A$ and $Z^B$, such that each element of $Z$ has a probability of 1/2 to be in each subset, independently of the others. By the law of ...
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Generate Uniformly Random Points on a Transformed Sphere

I have a sphere transformed by an affine transformation (represented as a 4x4 matrix). How should I get uniformly distributed points on the transformed sphere's surface? Note that the obvious ...
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Express covariance function of a sampled process as a fourier transform (help with proof)

I'm wrestling with this theorem in my 'stationary stochastic processes' course.It's about sampling of a continous process and a way of rewriting the covariance function of the sample(I'm not entirely ...
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What is the importance of the inclusive range in Reservoir with Random Sort?

I am reading the Reservoir with Random Sort page on Wikipedia, and the algorithm says (copied): ...
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SRSWOR involving Weighting

A Simple Random Sample Without Replacement (SRSWOR) survey is conducted that included too many women and not enough men in the sample In the resulting weighting, each female is given a weight of $1$ ...
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Gibbs sampling truncation for contrastive divergence

I am following Yoshua Bengio's Learning Deep Architectures for AI and at page 31 there is a phrase that confuses me. Starting by lemma 7.1 in the same page: Lemma 7.1. Consider the Gibbs chain ...
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Is there an exact solution for this resampling (synchronization) problem?

I want to know if there is an exact solution for the following problem and how to approach solving it: I have a discrete-time signal where the Nyquist theorem is satisfied: $$ r_k = \sum_i ...
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find the minimum sampling frequency at which the following signal must be sampled to avoid aliasing

find the minimum sampling frequency at which the following signal must be sampled to avoid aliasing $x(t)=0.5+10\cos(2 \pi t)+20\sin(50 \pi t)$ my work The frequency of the analogue signal can be ...
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Dvoretzky–Kiefer–Wolfowitz inequality holds for discrete distributions?

I am wondering whether Dvoretzky–Kiefer–Wolfowitz inequality holds for discrete distributions? Any comments or references would be greatly appreciated.
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distribution of non-central chi random sample

Suppose that $X_1,X_2, \ldots, X_n$ is a random sample from a non-central chi distribution with $1$ degree of freedom. What is the distribution of the sample variance of $X_1,X_2, \ldots, X_n$?
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Random Variables and Statistic

I'm studying Statistical Inference by Casella and I'm confused with the definitions of random variable & statistic. So let we have the probability space $(\Omega, F, P)$ where $\Omega$ is the ...
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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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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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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) = ...