# Questions tagged [weighted-least-squares]

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### How to scale a weighted variable for linear regression?

I would like to scale a variable such that after weighting it is scaled to mean zero and standard deviation one: $\sum_{i} w_{i} x_{i} = 0$ and $\sum_{i} w_{i} x_{i}^2 = 1$ where $w_{i}$ are ...
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### Iteratively Weighted Least Squares and Hessian

The question is about stationary point of a least squares being identical to the stationary point of an error function as stated in: Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications by Szelinski et al. p....
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### Weighted rank 1 approximation to matrix

I want to solve the following problem: $$\arg\min_{u,v} \|W\odot(u v^\mathsf{T}-M)\|_\mathrm{F}$$ where $u$ and $v$ are $N\times 1$ vectors, $W$ and $M$ are $N\times N$ matrices, $\odot$ represents ...
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### Statistics: Higher confidence, higher weight

So we have an experiment going on where a group of colleagues evaluate each other's skill levels, ranging from 1 to 5. We have $n$ colleagues, so in the end we should get $n^2$ evaluations. However, ...
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### When can Levenberg-Marquardt fitting algorithm be used with least absolute residuals (LAR) method and not Bisquare method for residual minimization?

I am sorry for asking a trivial question but though I have found an answer in the following link, I would like to know some more insight on the situations when one residual minimizing method is used ...
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### Alternatives to least square, overestimate?

Ok so I have a very simple linear system of equations with three unknowns and eight equations. Is there anyone that can tell me if there is a method or some way to find a solution which overestimates ...
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### Weighted least squares estimator for a non-zero intercept regression

If I have the following regression model with intercept $\alpha$ $$y=X\beta + \alpha + \epsilon$$ Is the Weighted Least Squares (WLS) estimator for $\beta$ the same as in the zero-intercept ...
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### How to solve conditional least square?

I'm studying least square, so I can calculate optimal solution at overdetermined system. weighted least square But when some conditions are given, I can't calculate optimal solution(sub?) For ...
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### Weighted Least Squares - Categorical Data vs. Numerical Data

Over on Stackoverflow, I am trying calculate the Weighted Least Squares (WLS) of a data set in a python library called Numpy as compared to using a library called Statsmodels. However, I noticed ...
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### Minimizing a multivariable function with different vector length?

Assume that I want to minimize a function to a measured vector. $$V_{min} = \sum_{n = 0, k = 0}^{N, K}{|T_n - f(t_n, p_n, r_k)|}$$ Where $T_n, t_n, p_n$ has the same vector length $N$, but not $r_k$ ...
Is there a solution for the problem: $$(A_0 + \alpha \ A_1 + \beta \ A_2 ) x = 0$$ where: $A_0, A_1,$ and $A_2 \in \mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$, $\alpha$ and $\beta \in \mathbb{C}$, and \$x \in \mathbb{...