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How to change type order in PearsonDistribution?

I need to estimate a Pearson distribution from a batch of tables tab: ...
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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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RandomVariate does not evaluate a Hyperbolic Distribution

Any Idea why I can't get a result from this expression: ...
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DistributionFitTest with WeightedData?

My problem is related to statistical testing with weighted data. I have a data sample and I assume that a part of the data follows a specific distribution (Pareto). So I fit my data to a distribution ...
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Covariance of transformed random variables

I am trying to solve the following: $\begin{align*} &X \sim N(1,1)\\ &\mathrm{cov}(X, X^3) = \text{?} \end{align*}$ where $\mathrm{cov}$ is the covariance. How would you do this in ...
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How to Compute Aggregate Best and Worst Cases for a Large Number of Estimates?

I need to aggregate multiple estimations, but I haven't been able to find a built-in function in Mathematica that aggregates multiple probablity estimations (I am specially interested in estimations ...
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Contourplot of Binomial Distribution

Ok, so before anything else, I have no idea what I'm doing. Not in mathematica and maybe not in the maths either. My question is basically if I can contour-plot ...
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Expectation of GeometricBrownianMotionProcess

I am trying to compute $$\mathbb E\left[\max\left(\frac{S_{1/2}+S_1}{2}-K,0\right)\right]$$ where $K=100$ and $S_t$ is a geometric brownian motion (with $S_0=100$, drift $r=0.05$ and volatility ...
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Defining and evaluating new continuous distributions based on Mathematica's distributions

A number of functions operate with Mathematica's set of distributions e.g. Through[{Mean, StandardDeviation, Variance}[UniformDistribution[{umin,umax}]]] which ...
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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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How to get a more compact form of this probability calculation?

Inspired by the probability calculation here, I am trying to solve a little general one: $$\mathbb{P} (\sum_{i=1}^{m-1} A_i + \sum_{i=1}^{m} S_i < L < \sum_{i=1}^{m} A_i + \sum_{i=1}^{m+1} ...
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on Kolmogorov-Smirnov test

I found a problem to calculate Kolmogorov-Smirnov test statistic or p-value the data is ...
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Choosing The Best Fitted Probability Distribution Model

The following Example 20 Obs and i used Goodness of fit test with Exponential distribution, another time with Weibull distribution and third time with Pareto distribution .All of them are significant ...
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FindDistributionParameters of a sum of a mixture distribution

I have this Mixture Distribution of two Normal Distributions: ...
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TransformedDistribution using n iid random variables

How do I create a TransformedDistribution that uses $n$ independent identically distributed (i.i.d.) random variables? For example, I can derive a chi-squared ...
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Statistical Analyzis of Observed Data (Queuing Process)

Basically I have a process that belongs to a certain state at any point of time. However, the time intervals are not fixed (in fact they are exponentially distributed). Essentially, the data points ...
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Structure of KernelMixtureDistribution and SmoothKernelDistribution

I would like to know more about the structure behind the KernelMixtureDistribution and SmoothKernelDistribution in Mathematica. ...
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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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Distance between vectors does not match distance between probability distribution [closed]

I have vectors that describe shapes. I am doing Euclidian distance between vectors to get the similar shapes and I get a good results of all classes. Theoretically, two similar shapes (shapes in a ...
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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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What is the PDF of a variable where a parameter is itself a random variable?

Question How do we analyze in Mathematica cases where a parameter in a Probability Density Function (PDF) varies according to another PDF? Consider the following example... Example The text below ...
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multivariate lognormal distribution in mathematica

Is the LogMultinormalDistribution function really the multivariate lognormal distribution? Because I get different results with the same parameters in ...
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In there a way to derive the inverse value of CDF format MultinormalDistribution?

Is there a way to produce the inverse value of multinormal distribution function in CDF format with 0.05 significance level? I found the function called ...
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eigenvalues distribution

How does one plot eigenvalues distribution of a large matrix? I want to plot the distribution to show that the set of eigenvalues of the matrix of current interest is symmetric with respect to the ...
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Country density plot of lines (highways)

I love solution from question (histogram as well as distrubution) http://mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions/31948/show-density-plot-on-us-map#=. But both cases are a bit more difficult in my ...
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Estimating Confidence Interval Variance covariance matrix from weibull distribution

In The following Example 50 obs . I estimated distribution parameters (by point) but *i want to estimate parameters by confidence interval and calculate covariance matrix i need help * ...
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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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Mixture coefficients and Parameter estimation for moving Normal distributions

I am searching for a way to do the following steps below. I am stumped and I have stumped a few profs too. Any help would be appreciated. I would like to import data from, say, excel or a .txt file ...
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Parameter Estimation of a mixture of sums of Lognormals

Let $X$ be a random variable that is of a mixture distribution of two lognormals (with the same sigma), so $X \approx p\cdot \mathcal L (\mu_1, \sigma) + (1-p)\cdot \mathcal L (\mu_2,\sigma)$. Now ...
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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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Why is Plot3D applied to TransformedDistribution in 2 random variables so slow?

I am trying to plot 3D, the pdf of a TransformedDistribution made up of random variables. So I can see the pdf in 3D, similar to this answer here Visualizing a 2-dimensional PDF But it seems to take ...
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Dependent probabilities distributions?

What's the best way to model situations with dependencies--I pick a world state, then pick a distribution to draw samples from based on that state. Here's a concrete version: If I choose a 6-sided ...
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Why does integration of a radical times HeavisideTheta give a conditional expression?

If I want to compute an integral over x^p HeavisideTheta[y-x] where p is some fraction, I do not get the desired result, but ...
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Manahalobis distance between two vectors

I want to calculate the Mahalanobis distance between two vectors that represent two points. For example: ...
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Is this the correct method in using bootstrapping to determine a lower confidence bound?

Quite often in industry, due to cost and schedule constraints, decisions must be made on small sample size data. I have 4 cycles-to-failure values resulting from running samples to failure in a ...
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Truncated Distribution Parameter Search Produces Singular Jacobian Using FindRoot

I'm trying to find the 2 parameters of a truncated Weibull distribution using version 10 and FindRoot. I would like to truncate the distribution between t =0 and t = 3600 with the probability of ...
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Moments Ratio Plot using “ProbabilityDistribution”

I am trying to plot moments ratio plot with the following code: ...
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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 ...