Tagged Questions

Questions on the statistical functions of Mathematica.

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ZTest result not making sense

I'm using version 10. I'm having difficulty with understanding why I'm getting some output from the ZTest function. Here is the code for my specific example. ...
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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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BoxWhiskerChart - 10-90th percentile instead of min - max

I am trying to draw a custom BoxWhiskerChart with alternative values determining fences. I have data that has a lot of outliers and I have to compare it to another chart that has 10-90th percentile ...
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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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Error function fit of data

I have this experimental data set which I know should follow the Complementary error function. My goal is to find the σ of the associated gaussian distribution. However, I cannot seem to do it in ...
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Modify BinList to give elements indices in list instead of giving the list elements belonging to each bin

How could I use BinList to give elements indices in list instead of giving the list elements belonging to each bin ? Thanks.
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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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Chi square: compare two different distribution

I try to compare two file with two different distribution of numbers. So i have random1.dat and random2.dat each one are vectors of more then 1000 rows. I saw from this question Doing a chi-square ...
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How to find all possible correlations between n vectors

Given the Matrix ...
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Correct graphical representation of a discrete function (PMF)

I have a list: {1,2,2,3,3,3,3,4,4,5}. I want to plot the percentage occurrence of elements in the whole list. So the list plot I want to do is: ...
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Replicability of RandomVariate within a function?

I have a rather basic question but can't figure out a foolproof answer. In the following code, I build a function which returns the mean difference between successive elements of a vector created from ...
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Undo differences in a time series

I have estimated and ARMA process in Mathematica using data which I have had to take the 2nd difference of to remove the trend. I have managed to fit a model to the detrended data but cannot work out ...
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How can we create a histogram distribution from binning data?

HistogramDistribution takes a list of data points, creates a histogram from them, and returns this histogram in a form that can be used as a distribution. I ...
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Given two samples, how does LocationTest select its AutomaticTest?

How does LocationTest select its "AutomaticTest" when testing two samples? Background: A previous post poses a similar question ...
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Loading StatisticsLibrary

I need to use a number of functions from theStatisticsLibrary namespace. Since that is a bit of a mouthful I would like to import it, but I get errors: ...
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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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Inconsistent DistributionFitTest results?

In pondering this question, I used Mariana's function to generate the following data. ...
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What is the meaning of Automatic in goodness of fit test?

I can't find what is the distribution corresponding to the default option in: DistributionFitTest[data, Automatic, "HypothesisTestData"]; Is it N(0,1), uniform?
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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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Extracting Imported Information

What I want to do is to compare the relationship between the consumption of say beer and wine using scatter plots where each point designates the particular country (preferably named). I have tried to ...
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Variance/Standard Deviation with a Constant Vaule

When applying variance (Variance[10]) or standard deviation (StandardDeviation[10]) to a constant value in Mathematica, Should ...
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Skewness of distribution vs. skewness of distribution's PDF

I'm having trouble understanding why the skewness of built-in distributions is not the same as the skewness of their probability density functions. For example, the following are different (the first ...
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Testing for OLS Heteroscedasticity White's General Test

I've done my best to search the help and google White's test (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_test) in Mathematica. Can anyone point me to a function or Mathematica reference for this or do you ...
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histogram fit for probability density

I am trying to fit the (probability density) histogram of some data with the exponential function, but I am having difficulties. My raw data are in file called ...
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Custom BoxWhisker Plot

I’d like to figure out how I can show my entire dataset overlaid on a box whisker plot. ...
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Discretizing data using quantiles in Mathematica

I am trying to discretize a long array of real numbers into a uniformly distributed integer array. To do this I am identifying the quantile where each real value sits and writing it out to the output ...
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Better way to get Fisher Exact?

I want to perform a Pearson's $\chi^2$ test to analyse contingency tables; but because I have small numbers, it is recommended to perform instead what is called a Fisher's Exact Test. This requires ...
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Estimation of vector autoregressive (VAR) process

To estimate 1-dimensional VAR process (which is AR process) you can easily use functions EstimatedProcess or ...
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Sparse Principal Component Analysis

I'd like to run sparse PCA on some economic data. There appear to be several R functions available including elasticnet and PMA but I wanted to check if anyone had something coded up directly in MMA ...
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Non linear model fit mathematica

I want to fit experimental data (temp,alpha) to the following equation for calculating k and Ea -Log[alpha]^n = function(k,Ea,temp) However i do not know ...
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Best way to represent a joint distribution

The motivation for this question is producing a distribution that produces the gender and age of an individual when the distribution of ages depends on gender. Suppose I want a distribution which, ...
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Why I need Evaluate for the Plot of the probability density function of PolyaAeppliDistribution?

I encountered this when I was trying to answer this question. I just can't understand why the following code will only give a line at $y=0$: ...
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How can I show a rotated PDF plot superimposed on a ListPlot of the underlying data?

I have a set of 3 lifetime datasets in lists called values1, values2 and values3. values1 = {53377., 16542., 31418., 5629., 17654., 7365., 15797., 862., 76906., 10073.}; values2 = {74412., 15620., ...
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Expectation problem using empirical distribution

I am having trouble with this Mathematica command: ...
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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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Mathematica Reference Book on Reliability Engineering?

Can anyone suggest a reference book titled “Reliability Engineering Using Mathematica” or similar that contains the version 9 or version 10 functionality ? Some topics/chapters I would be interested ...
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Generating a list of integers that roughly satisfy a distribution

Say I have a normal distribution, NormalDistribution[25, 7] I'd like integers from 1 to 50, not sampled at random from that distribution, but sampled in a way ...
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Probability of the sum of the largest n samples

15 numbers are randomly chosen from U(0,1), what is the probability that the sum of largest four numbers is greater than 3.5? ...
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Expected sum of largest 3

I pick 4 numbers from the Uniform Distribution. I need the expected value of the sum of the 3 largest. I am pretty sure that the answer is 9 / 5 which agrees with a simulation. I would like to get ...
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How does LocationTest choose its “AutomaticTest”?

Is there a way of determining how LocationTest chooses its "AutomaticTest"? Sometimes it's clear from the ...