Questions about performing probabilistic calculations, especially those concerned with the Mathematica commands Probability, Expectation and the various functions related to distributions such as NormalDistribution, CDF, PDF etc.

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Calculate exact Probability of product of normal random variables

Find the value of $P[\Pi_{i=1}^{10}X_i > C]$ for $C=5$, where $X_{10\times 1}$ is a random vector with $10$ dimensional Normal Distribution having location parameter $\mu_{10\times 1} = ...
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Simulate from an AR(1) process where the parameters vary over time

I would like to simulate from an AR(1) process, where the $\rho$ parameter in the process of the form: $X_t = \rho X_{t-1} + \epsilon_t$ varies over time. The path of $\rho$ and $var(\epsilon_t)$ ...
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probability - a chess problem [on hold]

Question has been moved to http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1162943/probability-a-chess-problem The question is from: edx -> 6.0.41 -> unit2 -> solved problem -> A chess tournament problem, as ...
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Find maximum Log likelihood for repeated random variates

I have the following code ...
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Expected value in probability? [migrated]

Isn't the definition of expected value little non mathematical. I mean average is defined when experiment is done, so how can we before hand tell the expected value. Let say for toss, if I get ₹1 for ...
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How to plot points with error circles on map with latitude/longitude grid

I am currently working on a project to model the location of icebergs in the northwest atlantic. When an iceberg is sighted, an error circle is plotted around it (with a bivariate normal probability ...
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Why is RandomVariate of special probability distribution doesn't working in all cases

I would like to generate a random variates in Mathematica 9 with this distribution: ...
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Cannot evaluate TransformedDistribution for vectorial sum

I'm trying to obtain the distribution of the magnitude (length) of the vectorial sum of two vectors under a random (uniformly distributed) angle $\phi$. The sum is $\sqrt{x^2+y^2+2xy\cos(\phi)}$, ...
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Probability Counting Question [migrated]

I am still new to probability and am trying some counting problems The question I am trying to solve is A carton contains 10 balls. 3 of these are coloured black the rest blue. Balls are drawn without ...
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Computational Bayesian analysis in Mathematica: Any plans to develop MCMC?

Does anyone know if there are any plans to develop an MCMC capability in Mathematica? My reasoning for asking is that as it stands, I can't seem to find any 'out-of-the-box' functions/capabilities ...
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Von Neumann's method to generate points uniformly distributed on a region of a n-sphere surface

I am trying to generate points uniformly distributed on a region of a single n-sphere surface (all angles in hyperspheric coordinates are between 0 and Pi/2). I decided to use von Neumann's method ...
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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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Tricky Probability Question not sure where to start [migrated]

A bag contains x (inedible) regular rabbits and one chocolate rabbit. Two players in turn draw a rabbit at random without replacement from the bag, until the chocolate rabbit is drawn. The player ...
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how to scale the plot of PDF (t-distribution)

The directions in my book say: "To sketch the t distribution in Figure 3.11, simply multiply the abscissa t value by the scale factor and plot this against the ordinate of t at that point." So ...
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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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Sketch Probability density function [closed]

My question is : Suppose that the PDF of a random variable X is as follows: \begin{equation*} f(x) = \begin{cases} ce^{-2x} & \text {$x > 0$}\\ 0 & \text {otherwise}\\ ...
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Maximum likelihood estimation based on frequency table

I have a frequency table of grades, I'm trying to estimate the distribution as a truncated normal distribution (a grade below 65 is a failing grade and doesn't count). Since I don't have the actual ...
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Mean Preserving PDF Spreading

I have a histogram representing the PDF (probability density function) of an unknown discrete RV. The histogram is asymmetrical. Is there a known way in Mathematica to increase/decrease the variance ...
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Probability: Calculating a multiple integral

Find the value of $P[\Pi_{i=1}^{10}X_i > C]$ for $C=2,5$, where $X_{10\times 1}$ is a random vector with $10$ dimensional Cauchy Distribution having location parameter $\mu_{10\times 1} = ...
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When analytical and numerical methods do not agree - Case study with Maximum Likelihoods methods

Here is the probability distribution I am interested in: $$P(q)=C e^{4 n s q} q^{4 n \nu - 1} (1 - q)^{4 n \mu - 1}$$ , where $e$ is the constant of Euler and $C$ is constant so that the whole thing ...
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Find 2 points in a normal distribution with these given properties

I would like to find a and b. How should I code this in Mathematica? What I did wrong? ...
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Help with Multivariate ProbabilityDistribution

I wish to obtain numbers from ...
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Constrained Nonlinear Optimization with expectations functions in the constraints

I am modeling an optimal compensation contract with a CRRA utility function : ...
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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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Specifying that hierarchical probability distribution conditional on independent random parameters

I would like to create a ParameterMixtureDistribution to model the following: $X \sim $ Binomial($N,P$) $N \sim \mathrm{Poisson}(\lambda) \perp P \sim ...
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Mixture / Hierarchical Distribution from Conditional

How does Mathematica handle Hierarchical distributions. For example, if I have X|Y ~ Poisson(Z) Y ~ Exp(lambda) Z ~ Normal(0,1) First, of all, the distribution of X is only given conditionally and ...
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probability calculation with two independent normal RVs

I don't understand why Probability[X < Y, {X \[Distributed] NormalDistribution[0, 1], Y \[Distributed] NormalDistribution[0, 1]}] gives 1/2 while we know ...
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Find a probability with random variates from the same distribution

I'm trying to find Probability involving 3 random variates from the same distribution, but Mathematica does not seem to solve it. ...
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Central Limit Theorem - solve for a const, given probability

I hope this is not a very complicated question, but I have problems finding the answer. Quite often, I need to calculate something like this: $P(-a<\bar{x}<a) = p$, where $\bar{x}$ refers to the ...
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In Mathematica, how to calculate marginal probability of continuous conditional distributions? [duplicate]

I have random variables A and B, given by Beta distributions. This can be easily defined in Mathematica. I have a conditional probability P(C|A,B) which I custom-design as a function. The function ...
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There is an higher probability to win with 3 dices versus 2 or with 4 dices versus 3?

In Dice wars, you gain a territory rolling the dices you have in an adiacent territory (almost like Risk game). If I have more options to choose, there are more chances to win with 3 dices versus 2 ...
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probability going outside 1 (due to optimization violation of constraint)

I am working on an optimization, which involves the following density: ...
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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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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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what is The Formula behind the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test statistics?

I calculate the Kolmogrov-samirnov test statistic for the following data: ...
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Combining two SmoothHistogram plots without normalization of each

I'm trying to plot a density of states out of a list of energy values, and on it I want to include another over-layed plot with it that shows some fraction of that density of states at different ...
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How to solve this probability symbolically or numerically?

I am trying to calculate the following probability $$\mathbb{P} \big(\sum_{i=1}^{m} (A_i + S_i) \le L < \sum_{i=1}^{m+1} (A_i + S_i) \big)$$ where, $$A_i \sim \exp(\lambda), \quad S_i \sim ...
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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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Belief Network, Bayesian network

There is already a question about simulating Bayesian networks with Mathematica (Mathematica Package for Bayesian Networks). However, are there any packages or approaches which help in computing the ...
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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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RandomFunction and Histograms

RandomFunction[QueueingProcess[3, 5], {0, 15}] Histogram[data, Automatic, "PDF"] gives a very nice way to see the histogram based on the specified process. ...
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Simulating Dynamic Priority Queues

I have found several examples of static priority queue implementations: there are two classes of items, with the exponential interarrival times. The service times are also exponential. The first-class ...
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Understanding `TransformedDistribution` behavior on two similar lines of code

The two following lines of code does not give the same output. Mathematica manages to calculate the first one but fails to calculate the second one. ...
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Calculate expected value of piece-wise pdf

I have the following PDF of a random variable: $f(x)=\begin{cases} 1 & \text{if}\ \ \ 0<x<\frac{1}{2} \vee 1 < x < \frac{3}{2}\\ 0 & \text{otherwise}. \end{cases}$ How can i ...
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Where can I find a good tutorial for stochastic modeling using Mathematica?

I am a newbie in Mathematica and I aim to use Mathematica mostly for stochastic modeling (to develop and analyze models in evolutionary biology). Note that I am not necessarily a great mathematician ...
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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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Create a ProbabilityDistribution

I am trying to wrap my head around the function ProbabilityDistribution. For training purpose, I'd like to recreate the binomial distribution (without using it) so that the two code lines return the ...
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Function of a random variable

Here is a probability density function (PDF) pdfq[q_] = C q^(4 n ν - 1) (1 - q)^(4 n μ - 1) $$P_q(Q=q) = C q^{4 n\nu - 1} (1 - q)^{4 n \mu - 1}$$ I'd like to ...
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Problem using Compiled Function within NProbability

I've built a very simple function to estimate the probability for a Long Straddle (derivative strategy) to be positive at expiration. ...