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Consider the kernel methods in machine learning that are used in Support Vector Machine, Gaussian Process,.. We need to define $k(x;y)$ that measure the similarity between 2 data points $x;y$. The common choice is the RBF kernel: $k(x;y)=exp(- || x-y...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: Lan Trần Thị | Thursday, December 1, 2016

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I am currently working on a project, and I must say that I am struggling a bit with this particular step. To be fair, I am unaware as to whether or not this is possible at all, and that is mostly why I am here. So, I have been provided with a rather...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: C. Maddox | Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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To start off, please go through this question regarding measuring non-uniformity in probability distributions. Among several good answers, user495285 has suggested a heuristic of simply taking the L2 norm of a vector whose values add to 1. I've found...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: Ketan | Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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Consider a sequence of i.i.d Bernoulli RV's $\{X_i\}_{i \in \mathbb N}$ with parameter $p$. Based on this sequence we build a sequential estimator of $p$ (using inverse binomial sampling for example). This means there's a stopping time $N$ on the sequence,...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: Luis Mendo | Friday, December 2, 2016

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I have a dataset that includes a group of vegetation variables (number of red maples, Fir, pine.. etc) and a group of environmental data (soil pH, moisture.. etc). I am looking to understand the relationship between these two groups of variables using...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: ChadSims | Saturday, December 3, 2016

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The environment: We have a state equation: $$ \xi_t =F\xi_{t-1} + v_t $$ and a measurement equation $$ y_t = H\xi_t + w_t $$ with $$ E\Bigg[\begin{pmatrix}v_t\\w_t\end{pmatrix}\begin{pmatrix}v_t'&w_t'\end{pmatrix}\Bigg ] = \begin{pmatrix}Q_t&0\\0&R\end{pmatrix}...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: user106860 | Saturday, December 3, 2016

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I'm learning about doing inference with two samples. $d̄ = x̄₁ - x̄₂$. Sampling is independent. Let's suppose $x̄₁$ and $x̄₂$ are both normally distributed. My understanding is that this means $d̄$ will also be normally distributed. Why...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: Adam Zerner | Friday, December 2, 2016

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I am a particle physicist, and a very frequent task is: given data sampled from a distribution mixture $$ Z \sim \sum_i \phi_i F_i, $$ where $\phi_i$ are the mixture weights / prior probabilities and $F_i$ are the distributions of the separate components,...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: jwimberley | Friday, December 2, 2016

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I need to show that $E\{ZΦ(Z)\} = 1 / \left( 2\sqrt{\pi} \right)$. Let $Z$ be a standard normal random variable with density $ϕ$ and distribution function $Φ$
I don't know how to start.

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: mmm | Friday, December 2, 2016

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I have gene expression data over a time course and am wondering how best to formulate it. If the data consists of a continuous outcome, gene_expression, day, subject, such that for each subject, both gene_expression and outcome are measure over many...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: user116351 | Friday, December 2, 2016

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Suppose I have a model that predicts the probability of some event (e.g. likelihood of cancer). For the sick (red) and healthy (green) individuals in a holdout set (not used to train the model), we might see something like the following distribution:...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: user48956 | Friday, December 2, 2016

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I have questions about whether a colleague's statistical approach is appropriate. They are looking at whether the effects of 9 continuous predictors on a continuous outcome differ between 3 natural / non-assigned groups. All variables are directly measured...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: zephryl | Friday, December 2, 2016

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Although it is often calculated differently, my intuitive understanding of PCA arises from its definition as the eigendecomposition of the sample covariance matrix. I have recently become aware of various popular methods for improving estimation of the...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: user310374 | Thursday, December 1, 2016

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I have a random variable estimated over time by an online algorithm. I have the mean and variance of the random Gaussian variable at every step t. I expect the time series to have sudden shifts. What is the best way to estimate if the my estimated variable...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: Dr.Thanos | Friday, December 2, 2016

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In the method described here http://dmkd.cs.vt.edu/papers/TKDE17.pdf R code implementation is provided https://github.com/MLSurvival/ESP/blob/master/ESP_TKDE2016/TKDE_code.R the Kaplan-Meier estimator is initially estimated from data but then (from line...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: user140913 | Friday, December 2, 2016

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I recently concluded a survey that used a forced choice Likert Scale (Strongly Agree to Strongly Disagree) and an “I Don’t Know” option. Unfortunately, not all responses are complete and I wonder if I can assume a non-response is the same as “I...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: Michelle | Friday, December 2, 2016

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I have a question on how to perform Probit model with endogenous binary regressors. I am so confused after reading so many threads and articles and I am not an econometrics person. But I am reading a paper similar to my research, with different dependent...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: Bibo | Friday, December 2, 2016

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I'm trying to forecast 15 data points based on a time series of 61 data points. Each point is the daily total for a measure, and values of zero are possible. I do have the actual values for the 15 points I'm trying to forecast, so the model can be validated...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: BogdanC | Friday, December 2, 2016

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I am predicting a "yearly cumulative variable" from monthly results. I use Yj = Σ (Xj) / fj where the summation runs from 1,j with j being the current month. I know the f from history; e.g. January = .073, February = .070, March = .087, April = .076,...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: Jeff | Thursday, December 1, 2016

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I am estimating a system of simultaneous linear equations using R and the systemfit package. I have several equations where a one of the coefficients is known to be 1 by theory. Until yesterday I implemented linear restrictions to force this, but then...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: Benjamin | Thursday, December 1, 2016

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I have a table with 65 records and 1000 variables for which I use LASSO to perform feature selection. Then, in order to quantify the relative impact of the variables, I regress the response only on these variables using traditional linear regression....

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: matsuo_basho | Friday, December 2, 2016

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I am currently trying to apply a regression via 'plm' on a panel dataset I constructed. e1<-plm(rgdpna~capital+humancapital,data=nameofdata,na.action=na.omit) Unfortunately I always get the following error code: Error in model.frame.default(formula...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: clusterb8gaxilulu | Friday, December 2, 2016

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I am currently learning (by myself) about the analysis of panel data. What I have seen so far is that a fixed effects model allows us to control for idiosyncratic differences between entities. Moreover, dependencies that universally affect all entities...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: harlekin | Thursday, December 1, 2016

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I am struggling to get the right covariance matrix for a Fixed Effects First Difference panel data model. My guess is that there might be some problem of error autocorrelation ,$cov(\varepsilon_t,\varepsilon_{t-1}\neq0)$ so the covariance matrix is not...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: adrian1121 | Friday, December 2, 2016

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I'm trying to understand the solution to question 1 in this: http://dept.stat.lsa.umich.edu/~ionides/620/hw/hw2sol.pdf $E[(N(t))^2]$ + $E[N(t)]$ * $E[N(s)]$ = ($\lambda$$t$)$^2$ + $\lambda$$t$$\lambda$$s$ + $\lambda$$t$ Where does the very last $\lambda$$t$...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: mike24 | Friday, December 2, 2016

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I've been looking for a solution in R to estimate a structural VAR with long and short run restrictions as done in Bjørnland & Leitemo (2009), where they represent a stable VAR in a moving average form: $$ y_t=B(L)u_t $$ where $B(L)$ is a convergent...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: lucasfariaslf | Thursday, December 1, 2016

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I need to know how to compute chi-square distance that will be used as distance metric for Kmeans clustering on one-dimensional data sets like domain terms used for concept formation in the process of ontology learning. Thanks for your help....

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: Kidane Woldemariyam | Friday, December 2, 2016

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I want to know how to work with Average Precision (AP) when the ratings are non-binary. I will use this excellent worked example as a reference. Suppose the keyword "porcupines" is used in a search engine, and 4 results are retrieved. It is easy to rate...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: Hamman Samuel | Friday, December 2, 2016

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I have a series of data over the last 15 years for a number of countries on annual inflation rates. I want to calculate the probability that the inflation rate in one of those years exceeded a specified inflation rate (say 10%) for each country. For...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: mjthoms2 | Friday, December 2, 2016

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Crosspost from math.stacksexchange. Though it might fit better here. My question is about the possibility of showing equivalence between the hazard rate, the conditional probability (of failure) and a likelihood function. Dynamics: Consider a coin that...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: TMorville | Thursday, December 1, 2016

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I'm working with a dataset from Gapminder (www.gapminder.org), and I've been running some logistic regressions. As I understand it, if you get an Odds Ratio of exactly 1, then then interpretation is that there cannot be a significant difference. However,...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: Idlan Zakaria | Friday, December 2, 2016

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I am wondering if its possible to model or fit a discrete distribution where there are only three possible outcomes: 0, 1, and 3. I get hung up on the fact that 2 is not an allowed outcome and don't really see how to do it. A sample table is below. I...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: J. Paul | Friday, December 2, 2016

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What id the difference/similarity between a biological chromosome and a chromosome from a genetic algorithm? A biological chromosome represents a specific living organism who can be a result of an evolution, and can be a starting point of a new evolution....

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: anonymous | Friday, December 2, 2016

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I am trying to understand whether discrete fourier transform gives the same representation of a curve as a regression using fourier basis. For example, library(fda) Y=daily$tempav[,1] ## my data length(Y) ## =365 ## create fourier basis and estimate...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: qoheleth | Friday, December 2, 2016

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I am considering the standard test for randomness based on runs(Wald–Wolfowitz runs test). In it, you basically take a sequence of 1's and 2's, having length $n$, $n_1$ 1's, $n_2$ 2's and you want to test: $H_{0}:$ there is no trend (i.e. each element...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: sdd | Friday, December 2, 2016

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In one way anova, does the one refer to the independent variable or dependent variable? For example I have three groups: Group A (Music Therapy) Group B (Cognitive therapy) and Group C (no therapy) dependent variable is stress scores Does the one way...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: shindy | Thursday, December 1, 2016

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I've run multiple regressions (>100) and have generated plots of predicted vs observed values. However when I look at the plots using the R viewer I can only see the last 10-15 regressions. How would I modify the R viewer so I can see all the plots...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: Sandro | Thursday, December 1, 2016

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Consider the following Panel Data model: $$ y_{it}=x_{it}\beta+\alpha_{i}+u_{it} $$ where $\alpha_{i}$ denotes the individual specific fixed effect, $x$ and $y$ are both scalars for individual $i$ at time $t$. I wish to estimate this equation using fixed...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: Kwame Brown | Thursday, December 1, 2016

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I am wondering if there is a way to include upper limits into fitting a function using minimum chi squared when only the chi squared values are know. Essentially I have a model that has two parameters, and I am trying to fit this model to various sets...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: NeuralLotus | Thursday, December 1, 2016

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This isn't really a statistical problem, more like a curiosity. In any case, comments much appreciated. I read a paper where they hypothesize the following: Hypothesis 1. Z moderates the relationship between X and Y. When Z is high, the positive relationship...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: andree | Thursday, December 1, 2016

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Does $E[E(X|Y)|Z] =E[X|Y,Z]$? Also, what about $E[E(X|Y=y)|Z=z] =E[X|Y=y,Z=z]$ I'm confused by the relations. It seems intuitively to be the case. If it is correct, how do I mathematically prove it. I've searched on this site and elsewhere......

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: KUZ | Thursday, December 1, 2016

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I am modelling a logistic binomial response with around 10 (continuous and categorical) explanatory variables. I would like to model it as a bayesian glm and had a look at the bayesglm function on ARM (package). The package says: modeling with independent...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: Silver | Thursday, December 1, 2016

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I have a time series with only 20 observations (see below). I would like to forecast 5 points in the future using sarima.for or arimax in R. Is the number of observations too small for forecasting as such? If so, is there another recommended approach?...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: Rafael | Thursday, December 1, 2016

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Given the frequency of certain readership patterns, for example: if a person has read: the previous issue of a magazine (P1), read the 2nd last issue of a magazine (P2) and 3rd last issue of a magazine (P3) I have created a group of 7 categories: 7:...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: mmulibra | Thursday, December 1, 2016

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I'm wanting to compare scores derived from a reaction time task between two groups with unequal sizes (G1 = 78; G2 = 23). However, when I run the U test it tells me there is no significant difference, U = 897.00, z = .000, P = 1.00. How am I getting...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: user140660 | Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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I would like to compare a model with time varying slope coefficient to a model with constant slope coefficient. In order to do this, I use the R package "dlm" to set up the models and calculate the coefficients, which actually works fine. However, I...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: Schlaftablette | Thursday, December 1, 2016

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I have two data sets, both ranging from 1996-2016. However, the y-axis values are on completely different scales. The first is for mean NDVI values where 0 is centered on the mean (.1865) and the ranges are the differences between the mean and the values...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: user71356 | Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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Here is what I have: 1 nominal categorical dependent variable 6 nominal categorical independent variable 1 continuous independent variable I used binomial regression for analysis, but my adviser insists that I use correlation instead. So I need help...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: Kobie | Thursday, December 1, 2016

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I was reading from this page on Princeton.edu. They are performing a logistic regression (with R) At some point they calculate the probability of getting a residual deviance higher than the one they got on a $\chi^2$ distribution with degrees of freedom...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: Remi.b | Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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I wasn't quite sure how to title the question to make it as generic to the situation but as specific as possible. Anyways, I work for a food factory and we are trying to compare different batches of raw materials from different suppliers. The raw material...

From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: fortuneRice | Thursday, December 1, 2016

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