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Radial Random Walk

I'm trying to generate a spherical distribution of radial random walk points in 3D space. The following code works, but the random walk lines aren't radial. Why ? Where is my mistake ? ...
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Determining sample size with no replacement for a given confidence and reliability when there are x failures observed during sampling?

I am trying to follow the procedure of a Sandia Labs report found here to determine the required sample size, for various population sizes, with no replacement for a given confidence and reliability. ...
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Judging the quality of fitting an EventData object to a distribution using LogRankTest

I have $389$ data points defined in an EventData object and want to judge the quality of fit of this data to a fitted $3$-parameter Weibull distribution. This ...
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Numerical integration involving Inverse Normal CDF

I'd like to evaluate the following numerical integration using Mathematica $$ \ \int_0^T\int_0^\infty xe^{-0.04 s}g(x,s) dxds\ $$ where g(x,s) is a Gaussian copula function with say, marginal ...
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Why do EstimatedDistribution and DistributionFitTest work this way

I am fitting some time-series data to both a stable distribution and a normal distribution in order to assess the goodness of fit of each. Along the way I encountered the following confusing result. ...
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Partial convolution of random variables in random vectors

Suppose $(X_1,Y_1)$ is a bivariate random vector with a given distribution and let $X_2$ be a univariate random variable with the same distribution as $X_1$ but independent of $(X_1,Y_1)$. I want to ...
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Calculate variance of random walk?

How can I symbolically calculate the variance of the following random walk in Mathematica? Given several discrete random variables such that $p(Z_i=1-2k)=p$, where $k$ is a small real number, and ...
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Safe values of $\mu$ and $\sigma$ when randomly sampling from a Log-Normal Distribution?

I believe I'm obtaining overflow errors when randomly sampling from a log-normal distribution with the command: RandomVariate[LogNormalDistribution[μ, σ], 1] ...
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Plotting a frequency function

I have a list of numbers and I want to plot the fraction of numbers >= k against k which will naturally be a decreasing curve. How do I do that?
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How to reject or repulse some points in a 3D cloud of particles?

I'm having an issue with a 3D distribution of points. The distribution is really nicely looking in Mathematica, but it is used in an OpenGL astronomy program (Celestia) to generate a nebula, with ...
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Compute symbolic Expectation of a summation

I am required to computed following Expectations : $E[\displaystyle\sum\limits_{i=1}^N \frac{X_{i}}{N}] = \bar{x}_{0}$ & $E[\displaystyle(\sum\limits_{i=1}^N \frac{X_{i}}{N})^2] = ...
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Expressing a joint distribution for use in ContourPlot

I have $$X_1=T + W$$ $$X_2=2 T + 3 W$$ where $$W \sim N(3,5) \,\text{;}\,\, T \sim N(1,2)$$ and $$P(X=X_1)=P(X=X_2)=\tfrac{1}{2}$$ which I have awkwardly expressed as ...
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CDF of TransformedDistribution Not Returned And No Error Message Produced

I am unable to get Mathematica to return the CDF of a distribution produced by TransformedDistribution. It "executes" for 6 hours on my machine and then returns a blank plot. Could someone execute the ...
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Reflecting the Polya-Aeppli distribution

How would I go about reflecting the Polya-Aeppli distribution in Mathematica about a y-axis (switching left and right) while keeping the command. The distribution will not allow negative parameters ...
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Defining a function of a distribution

I have a discrete- time and space markov process that I want to evolve given an initial distribution. To that, I defined ...
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How to find best MLE using `FindDistributionParameters`

This question is an extension of this question, if we change the initial values ...
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Developing easy code to apply Delta Method to generate prediction bands for custom distributions

I think that this is an interesting issue for all those who when to not only adjust one prediction function, but also to obtain the prediction bands to asses the graphical or tabular error I'm trying ...
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Assign a Distribution to a group of symbolic variable [closed]

I'm looking to compute this Expectation : "i" represent a individual and h(i) is value. I would like the compute the Expected value of his value times the mean of the groups. Everything is unknown ...
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When are `If`, `Piecewise`, `Switch`, and `Which` interchangeable and when are they not?

Experimenting with joint dependent distributions via the TransformedDistribution function, I used the following to derive a distribution where the second variate is ...
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Fraction of fibers that have failed

I have the following to set into mathematica. Assume a stress(sigma) applied on a specimen which has a number of fibers within it. All fibers that have a strength less than the applied stress should ...
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Trying to plot this probability

Can anyone help me plot this? log P(X >= x) = alpha logx x=0.001 + k(0.001) k= 0, ..., 100 I can't figure out the coding for this.. I've been trying this for a while, and can't seem to figure it ...
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Summing Multinormal Distributions

So, I'll explain the problem first. I have two populations that have values for two different channels (c1,c2). I've modeled these using MultinormalDistribution[]. I would like to add some noise to ...
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PDF for Gamma Distribution not what I expect

I have plotted the the PDF for a Gamma Distribution with various parameters (e.g. 3 and 5) using Manipulate: ...
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Understanding distribution chart

How to explain DistributionChart function in mathematica, For example: if I have ...
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Solving derivative of cumulative normal distribution log likelihood

I am a newbie and I'm trying to use Mathematica to obtain the symbolic Maximum Likelihood Estimation for a cumulative normal distribution. So far I have reached the step where I have the derivative of ...
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Better way to plot multiple discrete PDFs?

I often find myself trying to plot multiple PDFs for my courses. I find the default tools available to me are lacking and/or cumbersome. After readings some suggestions here, I have come up with the ...
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How to simulate with a user specified bivariate continuous probability distribution [duplicate]

I am very new to Mathematica set up and I have the following question: I have a bivariate probability distribution which is a little complicated and of the form: $$f(x,y)=(a_0+a_1+a_2)\frac{a_1 ...
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Fitting data to a Poisson distribution

I'm trying to fit a Poisson Distribution to data produced in a lab. I've successfully made a Histogram of the data, which looks like: However, when I try to fit the Poisson Distribution using: ...
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Pattern matching with PDF, Distributed and multivariate distributions

I have defined a function to compute the Shannon entropy of a probability distribution: ent[p_] := Expectation[-Log[PDF[p, x]], x \[Distributed] p] This works ...
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Solve Probability of Distribution

Why does this work: Solve[Probability[x <= t, x \[Distributed] NormalDistribution[]] == 0.95 ,t] But this doesn't: ...
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Fast integration of 2D distribution across lines parallel to y-axis

I'm struggling with a small data set and a slow calculation. I have hundreds of small 2D data arrays and need to integrate across several lines parallel to the y-axis. Let me start with the data ...
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Comparing NIntegrate with definite integration

I want to calculate without error a sum of double integrals with the following definitions for the functions within them: ...
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Computing integrals with differential operator

I've to compute this expression $$ \hat{H} = \frac{1}{4}g_2\int d^3R\int d^3r\ \bar{\Psi}(\vec{R}+\frac{\vec{r}}{2})\bar{\Psi}(\vec{R}-\frac{\vec{r}}{2})\left[ \delta(\vec{r})\nabla_{\vec{r}}^2 ...
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SplicedDistribution - different definition across Mathematica 9?

I am having troubles with my notebook. I succesfully defined Asymmetric Laplace Distribution at school using SplicedDistribution function, and Mathematica was able ...
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Using an Interpolating Function as a probability density function [duplicate]

I have seen a couple of similar questions but have not been able to figure out a solution for my particular problem. I have a probability density function of two variables ...
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PDF of binomial distribution and mixed binomial distribution

I want to plot the PDF of binomial distributed function and a mixed binomial distributed function, therefore I entered for the binomial distribution function the following: ...
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Binomial Distribution (binomial model inspired by Merton)

Binomial Distribution (binomial model inspired by Merton) Hi I want to do the following and I hope that anyone of you can help me out. In short, I have a portfolio consisting of 10 companies, ...
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Coefficient of determination (R squared) of EstimatedDistribution

I have estimated the distribution for a set of data as LogisticDistribution[3.5, 1.037]. How can I calculate and plot the coefficient of determination (R squared) ...
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Function not recognized by Mathematica?

I'm trying to do triple integration on a bivariate function where one of the upper integration limits is the variable of the outer-most integration. When I execute the following lines, Mathematica ...
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Plotting a mixture CDF with a truncated distribution in version 7

I'd like to plot the CDF of the following pdf in Mathematica 7: $$f(x)=0.1 g(x)+0.85 m(x)+0.05 h(x)$$ where $$ \begin{array}{ccl} g(x)&:&P(0)=1,\ P(x\neq 0)=0\\ ...
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Fitting a theoretical density function with log-return sample

I am working on a exercise to fit a theoretical density function,presented below, with log-return series of a stock. $\frac{1}{2}a e^{a(x-\mu)} \quad \text{if x } < \mu $ or $ ...
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MixtureDistribution in Mathematica 7

Is it possible to use a mixture of several distributions in Mathematica 7.0? Consider for example the following code : ...
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Fitting a beta distribution to a probability density curve

If I have a spectral data set showing measured energy on the y-axis and frequency on the x-axis, how would I go about fitting this to a beta distribution? For example, lets say I had the data for the ...
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Distribution of random points in 3D space to simulate an Orion-like Nebula [closed]

I'm creating 3D nebulae models for Celestia, a free OpenGL astronomy software. The following question is in part related to another one I already asked on this forum (see this question, for which I ...
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How to generate this fractal-like 3D distribution of points in Mma 7.0?

I would like to produce some 3D distributions of points using Mathematica 7.0, that look like the picture below : How could I do that ? What are your suggestions ? What Mma 7 codes could do a ...