Questions on the statistical functions of Mathematica.

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RandomVariate with a Discrete Distribution

Nature has provided me with a random variable $Z$ taking on the values $0, 1, 2, \ldots$, with probabilities $z_0, z_1, \cdots$. I can sample from the distribution of $Z$ reasonably efficiently (I ...
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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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How do I calculate the probability of reaching mean residual life

I need to understand the Survival Analysis concept of "mean residual life (MRL)" and calculating probabilities for reaching it. From another discussion: The MRL at time t is the mean additional ...
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How to derive SinglePredictionBands from a NonlinearModelFit model

I have found NonlinearModelFit to be extremely useful in my work. Here I have fit 4 points to a function and am being asked to explain how the 95% SinglePredictionBands associated with the plot below ...
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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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Grain(Particle) Size Distribution (PSD) Analysis with Mathematica

I would like to do an analysis of the grain size distribution of a Monte Carlo Grain Growth simulation I implemented based on the nice example by Rituraj Nandan (see Link). The result of this ...
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WinBUGS Interface

Has anyone created on WinBUGS (Bayesian inference Using Gibbs Sampling) interface with Mathematica similar to BugsXLA for Excel? I'd like to setup the model, define the evidence in a notebook and then ...
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Median of Dataset in Mathematica 10

I'm having trouble calculating the median of a Dataset[] in Mathematica 10. The situation is as follows. Consider a dataset that was defined as follows: ...
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Doing a chi-square independence test in Mathematica

I have a matrix consisting of the following data: Needs["HypothesisTesting`"] data = {{11, 206}, {32, 1374}} How would I make a chi-square independence test ...
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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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Function to compute the probability of exactly one event occurring out of N independent events

Is there a built in function (or a function in one of the standard packages) that allows you to compute the probability of exactly one event occurring out of some known set of probabilities for N ...
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Calculate probability function

I would like to calculate the following with Mathematica: Let $X$ be a random variable with probability function $$p(x)= \left\{ \begin{matrix} \frac{x}{6} & \text{for }x \in \{1,2,3\}\\ 0 ...
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Obtaining standardised regression coeffiecients

Regression coefficients are the constant that indicate the rate of change in one variable as a function of change in another. Standardised regression coefficients are the same, but refer to a change ...
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How do I calculate Standard Deviation confidence intervals in Mathematica?

I have a series of simulation results and I would like to demonstrate how the confidence interval for the mean and standard deviation decrease as the number of results increases. I have done this for ...
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Representative Smooth Kernel Distribution from Truncated Distribution

I am trying to produce a better distribution from a dataset that is bounded to be greater than 0. Here is an example distribution from the documentation that mimics the behavior of the actual dataset: ...
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Inconsistency in Histogram's “Probability” Binsize

Context Let me define a Probability distribution (following the documentation and with some connection to this question) ...
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Conditional Expectation — How can Mathematica find a more general closed form?

Mathematica can't find a solution to this Expectation. ...
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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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How can I compute and plot the 95% confidence bands for a fitted logistic regression model?

I have a set of binary data that I' d like to fit a logistic regression model to and show the 95% confidence band around the fitted function. I can produce the regression model but how do I compute ...
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Fix end point in smooth kernel distribution density

I am using some extreme value fitting method which results in a parametric distribution for values exceeding some threshold, all values $\geq 0$. For smaller values I'd like to use a smooth kernel ...
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Support for Multidimensional Scaling (MDS)?

Does mathematica support MDS? Or, are there any libraries that support it? Basically, I have points and a distance function defined between them, and I want to plot them in 2D space, trying to ...
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Sensitivity Analysis: Global Sensitivity and Screening

I have a model which accepts several input parameters and now I want to study the sensitivity to certain parameters as described in here: Cross Validated Answer and in Wikipedia. There is also a link ...
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Function for Autocorrelation

Is there a built in function to compute the autocorrelation of a signal ?
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Plotting 2D Data with Categorical Data in One of the Dimensions

I have a 2D data set in the form of: data={{Category, Integer}, {Category, Integer},{Category, Integer}...} It is a pretty simple data set with four categories ...
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Is there a free version of the Springer book “Mathematical Statistics with Mathematica”?

Is there a free version of the Springer book: $$\text{Mathematical Statistics with Mathematica}$$ by Rose and Smith ... available on the internet?
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Hodrick–Prescott filter (one-sided version)

I am interested in implementing Hodrick–Prescott filter (HP filter) on my time series data in Mathematica. I know that there is already a version of two-sided original filter for Mathematica (see ...
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Creating Correlation Table (and Working) With Missing Data

I am working with data that contains missing values (I have several variables (across the columns) and several observations (across the rows) in an excel spreadsheet). Example of the data structure: ...
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Identifying subsets with minimal standard deviation

Consider the following: ...
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Getting the Cumulative Distribution Function of f(x) from a dataset of x

I've a data set $\mathcal{X}$ which consists of randomly generated numbers. Let's say for example data = RandomVariate[ExponentialDistribution[1], 10^4]; My aim ...
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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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Reverse engineer a sample value from a CDF

The image below shows the cumulative distribution of a normal distribution with mean = 4 and standard deviation = 1. Notice that if you have a value with a rank of 0.8 (meaning it would be 80th item ...
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Fitting data to an ARProcess using FindProcessParameters

I have 50 data points that I would like to represent as an AR(4) process. I'd like to over-plot the behaivor of the estimated process model with that of the original (raw) data before I use the model ...
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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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Multinomial logistic regression

Has anyone done multinomial logistic regression in Mathematica? The binomial case is essentially done on the LogitModelFit documentation page and works fine. I am ...
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How to formally tell if one time series affects another?

In time series analysis, a correlogram, also known as an autocorrelation plot, is a plot of the sample autocorrelations. I'm rolling my own now and I'm not a statistician, but I think this sort of ...
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Simulation Sample Paths for Stochastic Approximation Algorithm

Let $X_t$ be IID random variables in $[0,1]$ and CDF $F(\cdot)$. Suppose there exists a variable $Y_t$ given by: $Y_1 = X_1$ and $Y_t = \phi(X_t, \overline{Y}_{t-1}), \forall t >1$, where ...
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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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PearsonChiSquareTest: set degrees of freedom

How to set degrees of freedom for PearsonChiSquareTest? I have this: ...
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Numerical Integration with InverseErfc

I am trying to numerically integrate an equation that involves InverseErfc (embedded in the copula defined). The equation looks like the following: $$ \int_0^T \int_0^\infty \int_0^\infty ...
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What exactly is “ParameterErrors” of NonlinearModelFit?

I am trying to get what I call a "$\chi^2$ fit". This means taking a function $f(x,p)$ of the variable $x$ with a parameter $p$ and finding the value of $p$ that minimizes the "distance" from a data ...
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How to find the variance under the assumption that x follows some probability distribution

I am aware that we can find the expectation under the assumption that x follows some probability distribution, something like this: ...
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BoxWhiskerPlot - how to specify boxes position on the horizontal axis

Let's say I have a folowing set of data: k = 1 : list of values k = 3 : list of values k = 10 : list of values I know that to make a BoxWhiskerChart I have to ...
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How to use a 3×3 covariance matrix to plot an error ellipsoid?

I have a 3×3 error covariance in Mathematica, but I don't know how to use it for plotting the error ellipsoid. It would be great if you can show me how I can do that for the below covariance matrix: ...
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Clustering a bivariate data set with Mathematica

I need to partition a bivariate data set into predetermined "n" clusters and, at the same time, to fix the centroid position of each cluster. Is the ...
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How to solve for an Z-Score of a T-Distribution?

I'm looking for the Z-Score for a distribution, where the integrated area sums up to 0.90. Unfortunately I always get an error from Mathematica, ...
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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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QuantilePlot silliness

When I do a quantile plot of two large data sets (in my case, each of them of size around 3 million), the resulting notebook cell is huge, and if you save it as PDF, the resulting PDF is 13MB in size. ...
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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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Calculate the covariance of a large matrix

I have to compute the covariance of 50 very large integer matrices (2500x2000 elements). However, according to my estimation this will take around 10 days. Do you have any ideas how to speed things ...
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How to fit one distribution to another?

I have a custom distribution created to model some experimental observations. While too complicated to include in this question, I can provide an example and some illustrations to convey a sense of ...