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How to plot an implicit value funtion

Previous question has been solved (Gap in a continuous plot). Here is a new related question. ...
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Why doesn't FullSimplify simplify expressions with DiracDelta?

I want to simplify a complicated expression with some Dirac delta distributions, but FullSimplify does not do what I want. Specifically, I want ...
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Calculate PDF and CDF of a product of independent exponentially distributed random variables

Let x[1], x[2], ..., x[n] be independent random variables each of which is distributed exponentially, i.e. with the PDF ...
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Closed form for convolutions of random variables

Is it possible to get Mathematica (9) to calculate PDF's for combined distributions? I can't seem to find the right notation, if this is possible at all. My attempts: ...
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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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Using DistributionFitTest on custom distributions in Mathematica 8

I originally posted this question on Stack Overflow, but I didn't get any answers, and I'm hoping to have better luck here. I'm trying to compute the goodness-of-fit of a bi-modal Gaussian ...
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Heuristic Method to create low discrepancy sequences

Introduction I am now trying to program an algorithm to achieve an uniform distribution of points within a space of dimension n. I started working in 2D. The idea is to achieve an uniform ...
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How to get probabilities for multinomial & hypergeometric distribution ranges more quickly?

I often need to calculate the probability of a result from a multinomial distribution falling within some range, e.g., the maximum of the categories having an upper bound, or a lower bound for the ...
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Finding the characteristic function of a TransformedDistribution[]

I am trying to find the characteristic function of a sum of "named" distributions, though I am interested in how to use Mathematica to find the characteristic function of $$f(X_1,\ldots, X_n),$$ where ...
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NMaximize the Likelihood

I am still pretty new to Mathematica, but have to solve a quite complex problem. The function ...
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How to define a bivariate skew normal distribution?

There is BinormalDistribution that handles easily bivariate normal distribution and its mixtures. There is also ...
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TransformedDistribution doesn't work

I'm trying to obtain a sum distribution of two discrete random variables. The function TransformedDistribution doesn't work for me in such case: ...
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Efficient Sampling of A (Countable) Discrete Distribution

I have a sequence of positive terms $(a_n)$, for which $\sum_{n=1}^\infty a_n = A <\infty$, and wish to take a psuedo-random sample from the discrete probability distribution \begin{equation} ...
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Multiple histograms grouped in a chart

I have this problem: I have three distributions and the relative histograms. But I would like to create an histogram in which the three columns of each single histogram for the same bin are put ...
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Colorize a 3D distribution of points according to density

Suppose we have some random 3D distribution of points. I'll use the spherical ball defined below as an example and a starting point for the discussion here : ...
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Colors associated to parts of a 3D distribution of points

Suppose we have a long list of random points (cartesian coordinates) in 3D space. coords := ...; Until now, I was associating colors in a radial way, from the ...
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How to extract the probability density function from SmoothHistogram? [duplicate]

I have some data.I plot the histogram with SmoothHistogram in Mathematica. If the y-axis of the histogram is my p(x) function, I want to plot f(x)=(1/n)ln(p(x)) ...
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Categorical Distribution

Suppose I want to do calculations with a random variable $X$ that has a simple categorical distribution (a.k.a generalised Bernoulli distribution or discrete distribution). I was expecting to be able ...
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Generating a range of numbers according to some rules

I'm pretty new to Mathematica, and I'm mainly a programmer so I don't have a lot of knowledge about maths. I want to generate a set of UNIQUE incremental numbers (series) according to the following ...
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How to measure cross-covariance in mathematica

In matlab cross-covariance is given by [c,lags] = xcov(x,maxlags,'coeff'); How can I measure in Mathematica?
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Determining the dimension of a probability distribution

Functions like Mean and RandomVariate clearly infer the dimension of the distribution passed to them. One can also usually ...
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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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What ProcessEstimator Options can I use with FractionalBrownianMotionProcess

I can generate an fBm process: ...
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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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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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Fitting and plotting Weibull distribution

How can I find the best fitted 2-parameter Weibull's distribution (PDF) to describe my data? How can i plot my data and estimated distribution all in one graph? How can I show/compare results of ...
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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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P-Values are inconsistent when using DistributionFitTest repeatedly

I am attempting to become more familiar with the DistributionFitTest, specifically the distributions it yields and their fittedness. What I have found is that when I generate random data, fit it, and ...
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Mathematica equivalent of `qnorm` or `invNorm`

In R and TI-89 you can do qnorm(prob, mu, sigma) or invNorm(prob, mu, sigma) to get a value of ...
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RandomVariate from Dirichlet into Multinomial Not Summing to 1

I have a draw from a Dirichlet distribution that I would like to use as input into a MultinomialDistribution. For instance: ...
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Interpretation of CopulaDistribution [closed]

I was just wondering, when I call the CopulaDistribution function in Mathematica, am I calling its cumulative function or its density function? I have looked up ...
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Is random number generation based on Farlie-Gumbel-Morgenstern copula wrong?

I am constructing a bivariate Farlie-Gumbel-Morgenstern distributions with Normal and exponential marginal as follows: ...
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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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Confusion with SplineFit (Angle calculation)

This question is continuation to this other one I am creating polymers (where each monomer is of equal length) using this method: ...
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Is this behavior of DistributionFitTest together with StableDistribution a bug?

I have been using DistributionFitTest to fit the following data: ...
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Time inhomogeneous Markov Chain in Mathematica

I would like to create a discrete 2-state Markov process, where the switching probabilities in the transition matrix vary with time. I can currently do the following, which creates a process with ...
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Estimating Parameters of a Custom Distribution

The problem is I can not get estimation of parameters of any custom probability distribution (distributions are not built in Mathematica), here is an example: First: I entered random numbers of ...
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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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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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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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Performance of a bootstrap - time of computation not linear with number of iterations

I'm doing a bootstrap based on this thread with the following code (file.txt here): ...
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FindDistributionParameters gives an error for a mixture of user defined sinh-arcsinh distributions

I have some data (1593 values). I first binned it using the Knuth rule and fitted a function that is a linear combination of two sinh-arcsinh functions. I then ...