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Hypothesis testing using chi-square distribbution

Four players meet weekly and play eight hands of cards. Over a year, one of the payers finds that he has won x of the eight hands with frequency fx given in the following table: x 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ...
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How do I find $\theta$ with bootstrap?

I have two vectors of known values $x$ and $y$. And the relationship between them is $y=\sin(\theta \cdot x)+\epsilon$, $\epsilon \sim N(0,1) $ . The question is how do I estimate $\theta$ with ...
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How to find MLE function?

I have two vectors of known values x and y. And the relationship between them is y=sin($\theta$$\cdot$x)+$\epsilon$, $\epsilon$~N(0,1) . The question is how i find the MLE function for $\theta$?
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Stationary point of Unnormalized and Normalized KL-divergence minimization

I have encountered a problem, basically related to the http://arxiv.org/abs/1206.6679 . If I want to minimize the normalized KL-divergence KL(Q||P) with Q a multivariate Gaussian distribution. but in ...
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Gaussian Approximation of an intractable distribution

I am currently encountering this problem: I have an intractable distribution and I want to minimize the KL divergence of this distribution and a multivariate gaussian distribution. So we just need ...
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Fitting a function with relative uncertainties

I want to find the parameters of a function that better fit some measurements. Usually, I use least squares. With it I am assuming that the best function is the most likely one and that the residuals ...
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Confidence bounds given random verification

[Edits made for clarification and brevity.] I'm working on an idea for a fault detection algorithm, and I've boiled it down (I think) to the following problem. A box contains 10 balls. The balls can ...
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Joint pdf of $f(x,y)=e^{-(x+y)}$

I am asked to find the joint pdf of $\ f(x,y)=e^{-(x+y)} $ where $x,y$ are between $0$ and $\infty$ or $0$ otherwise. I can see its an exponential distribution, which means its continuous so I ...
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Variance with correlated variables

A simple question that I don't manage to solve: I can use different methods to measure a magnitude $x$. The results of these methods are correlated and have some uncertainties. Combining the results ...
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Efficient algorithm for point estimation of a dependent random variable

Suppose $X$ is a normal-distributed random variable and $f$ is a known smooth function (possibly quite complicated, with many oscillations). Let $p(y)$ be the pdf of the dependent random variable $Y = ...
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Adjusting regression for small sample bias

I have a set of data points $\{x_i\}$. These data points are grouped so that (say) $i\in\{1,2,3\}$ is group $A$, $i\in\{4,5,6,7\}$ is group $B$, etc. I would like to test the null hypothesis of no ...
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Exponential family of distributions?

Consider the parametric class formed by the density functions defined as follows: $$ f(y,\theta) = \frac {2} {\Gamma (1/4)} e^{-(y-\theta)^4},\quad y\in\mathbb R,\quad\theta\in\mathbb R. $$ Does ...
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Bayesian Variable and Model Selection, Books and Review Papers Desired

I'm hoping that the community will be able to suggest some literature for studying this topic. There seems to be very few books on the subject. There are some chapters in some books which provide ...
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How can $n$ variables have $2n$ degrees of freedom?

Formally, if $Y_i\sim \mathrm{Exp}(\lambda)$, then $2\sum_{i=1}^n Y_i \sim \Gamma(n,2)$, which is the chi-squared distribution with $2n$ degrees of freedom. Intuitively, however, I think of degrees ...
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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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proving unbiasedness of an estimator

Question given independent random variable $X_{1},X_{2},...,X_{n}$ from a geometric distribution with parameter $p$. we have an estimator for $p$, mainly $T=Y/n$ where Y is number of $i$ that ...
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How do I 'reverse engineer' the standard deviation?

My problem is fairly concrete and direct. My company loves to do major business decisions based on many reports available on the media. These reports relates how our products are fairing in ...
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Fisher-Tippet Theorem: how to compute the limit

Here is the question: The PDF of $X_{1},X_{2}...X_{n}$ are $f_X(x)=1-e^{-x},x>0$. They are independent. Let $M_{n}=max(X_{1},X_{2}...X_{n})$ and ...
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Theoretical impossibility? Deviation from normality with a sample greater than 300?

Huge thanks in advance! I've been lead to believe that the following is a theoretical impossibility: a population larger than 300 records without an approximation of a normal distribution. The ...
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a distribution of a sqrt of a Normal distribution

i have a Normal(0,1)=X. and (X_{1},....X_{20}). I have to calculate the distribution of $T=\sqrt{|Z|}$ with Z= $\dfrac{1}{20} \sum_{1}^{20}X_{i}$ and his average. I have done this, but Im not very ...
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234 views

Multivariate normal distribution conditional on two random variables

I am given a dataset with in each column a set of data pertaining to a different random variable. I know that the data are normally distributed. Now how can I find the estimated mean and variance of ...
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Single-Sided Confidence Boundary via Kolmogorov-Smirnov

20 data points were fitted to a 2-parameter Weibull distribution. Below I have plotted the reliability (survival) function of the fitted distribution as a dashed nominal line. The reliability function ...
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Draw data $X$ with distribution $\mu_{user}$ whereas it is observed from distribution $\mu_{real}$

I know that there has been work on the subject, but I can't find the proper key-words. If someone could send me a link to a reference paper on the subject. Basically, we observe random variable $X$, ...
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Uniform choice for Prior Distribution

My prior function is $\Phi\left(\mathbf{k}_\ell,W_\ell\right)=\frac{1}{N}\log p\left(\mathbf{k}_\ell,W_\ell\right)$ which is determined once I choose the Bayesian prior parameter likelihood ...
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Is it possible to “customize” the multinomial distribution to your specifications?

So according to the multinomial distribution, the probability function $\Pr(X_1 = x_1, X_2 = x_2, \dots, X_k = x_k)$ is equal to $\dfrac{n!}{x_1! x_2! \cdots x_k!} \cdot p_1^{x_1}\cdot p_2^{x_2} ...
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Determine which mean is smaller over two non-normal distributions

Let's say I have a non-normal distribution A and another non-normal distribution B, the mean and std deviations of each distribution are different. I then randomly sample 100 values from A, SampleA, ...
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How to calculate probability using multinomial distribution?

So according to the multinomial distribution, the probability function $\Pr(X_1 = x_1, X_2 = x_2, \dots, X_k = x_k)$ is equal to $\dfrac{n!}{x_1! x_2! \cdots x_k!} \cdot p_1^{x_1}\cdot p_2^{x_2} ...
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Jensen inequality

Does Jensen inequality, which is $\mathbb{E}(g(x)) \geq g(\mathbb{E}X)$ if $g$ is convex, assume that $\mathbb{E}X$ (expected value of random variable $X$) must belong to $R(X)$ (range of random ...
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Fitting probability distributions based on moment generating functions

Say I have a random variable $X$ with mgf $M_X(t) = 1 + a_1t + a_2t^2 + a_3t^3 + \cdots $ and another random variable $Y$ with a probability distribution determined by two parameters $\theta_1$ and ...
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An Exercise of noncentral $\chi^2$ distribution.

Let $Y_1,\ldots,Y_n$ be independent random variables with $Y_k$ distributed as $N\sim(a_k,\sigma^2)$, and $\bar Y=\sum_{k=1}^{n}\frac{Y_k}{n}$ denote the sample mean, $S^2$ denotes the sample ...
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cumulants of non-central $\chi^2$ distribution

Cumulant generating function is defined by logarithm of moment generating function. $$K_X(t)=\log M_X(t)$$ Let $X$ be a non-central $\chi^2$ variate with parameters degrees of freedom, $n$ and ...
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Maximum Likelihood Estimator for Multinomial.

Suppose that 50 measuring scales made by a machine are selected at random from the production of the machine and their lengths and widths are measured. It was found that 45 had both measurements ...
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Likelihood Functon.

$n$ random variables or a random sample of size $n$ $\quad X_1,X_2,\ldots,X_n$ assume a particular value $\quad x_1,x_2,\ldots,x_n$ . What does it mean? The set $\quad x_1,x_2,\ldots,x_n$ ...
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help me with this regarding hypothesis using chi square distribution

The rope used in a lift produced by a certain manufacturer is known to have a mean tensile breaking strength of 1700 kg and standard deviation 10.5kg. A new component is added to the material which ...
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Test of hypothesis

Can you help for solving this question.What ı will use to solve this problem.I try to do something but ı thınk not correct.ı have an exam please help me
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What is the probability that we get more than $\frac{n}{2} + 2\sqrt{nln(n)}$ heads? [duplicate]

Toss $n$ coins. What is the probability that we get more than $\frac{n}{2} + 2\sqrt{n[\ln(n)]}$ heads? How do I apply Chernoff Bounds to this? I really need help understanding Chernoff Bounds.
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What is a topic I could easily collect data on that follows a poisson distribution?

So I have a project for my stat class and we have to form a hypothesis or question that I can do probabilistic modeling on. I really want to do a topic similar to a poisson distribution but I'm a ...
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Sufficient Statistic for a Geometric R.V.

I have a problem that I know I am very close to the solution for, but I think I just need some more formatting to make it a really clean proof. The problem goes like this: Suppose X is a discrete ...
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first order auto regressive

Hello how to do the following: Suppose that $X =(X_1,X_2,...,X_n)$ follows the following: $X_t - \mu = \eta (X_{t-1} - \mu) + \epsilon_t,$ $t= 1,2,...$ where $\mu \in R$ and $\eta \in (-1,1)$ ...
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Mean of a possible MLE ,cant figure out the distribution of the sum of $x^{2}$

I would like to know: Is $\beta$ a MLE? If yes what is the mean of it: $E(\beta)=$? given: $x$ is a random variable $$f(x)=\sqrt{\frac{2}{\pi \theta^2}}\exp ...
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Is it possible to calculate the mean and standard deviation from a median and quartiles?

any advice?, thanks! I understand that the reporting of median and quartiles for small samples is an indication of skewed data. If such is correct, then trying to work out the mean and standard ...