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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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Inconsistent DistributionFitTest results?

In pondering this question, I used Mariana's function to generate the following data. ...
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What is the best distribution for my histogram?

I defined a security bound for a random walk (cube with 15 lengh) and i have this code to obtain a sample of the random times at which the random walk crosses the boundary for the first time: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Define customised distribution with discontinuous CDF

I have the following CDF: ...
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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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How to randomly erode a 3D distribution of points with Mma 7.0?

Suppose we have a 3D distribution of points, like the spherical ball example below : ...
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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 ...
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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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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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AndersonDarlingTest and DistributionFitTest Leaking Memory

I believe AndersonDarlingTest and probably all other tests are keeping a copy of data somewhere and not freeing it: ...
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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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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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How to create a spliced survival statistical distribution?

I am trying to use Mathematica for more of my reliability engineering work and am having trouble using SplicedDistribution. I have a Weibull distribution (dist1) associated with a low stress ...
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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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NMaximize the Likelihood

I am still pretty new to Mathematica, but have to solve a quite complex problem. The function ...
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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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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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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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Understanding distribution chart

How to explain DistributionChart function in mathematica, For example: if I have ...
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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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RandomVariate does not fill range of PDF of distribution

I've declared my own probability distribution as follows dist[a_, b_] := ProbabilityDistribution[Cos[(b x)/2]^2 Sinc[a x]^2, {x, -400, 400}]; When I try to ...
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How do I emulate DiscreteUniformDistribution in Mathematica?

How do I define a function from scratch that emulates DiscreteUniformDistribution? As shown below, attempting to use ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Visualization of Bivariate Distributions

I know it is perfectly possible to show the bivariate probability distributions in MMA. But my question is can we show each dimension of distribution in 2D dimension while we are showing the 3D plot? ...
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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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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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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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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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The default bandwidth of the SmoothKernelDistribution function

I am researching the Silverman rule of thumb for bandwidth selection. Below is a sample of my code, from which it seems that BW=63 is close to the default parameter given by Mathematica (2 images are ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: ...