In broader sense - synonym of "dichotomous data": any data that can take on only one of two values. In narrower sense - dichotomous data coded as 1 or 0; furthermore, sometimes "1" is supposed to mean "is present" and "0" to mean "is absent", which may require handling the two values asymmetrically ...

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Recommendation for type of analysis to measure whether intervention is effective

I have a dataset of about 90,000 cases. In something like 10% of these cases, an intervention was applied to hopefully bring about a specific outcome. The intervention was not equally applied across ...
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Binary classifier via Mahalonobis distance

In a recent conversation with a colleague at univerity, they mentioned that for a certain problem, we can "just use a binary classifier". When I inquired as to how they would train, they said "No ...
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Using a measure of productivity which is determined by reviewers

Apologies for the ambigious title - I wasn't sure how a problem like this is expressed. I have a small sample of 20 individuals, of which the dependent variable (of interest) is binary with 5 ...
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A binomial test with repeated measures?

I'm working on a study with a single trained animal (ie. our only participant). He is making a binary choice on a number of consecutive trials (we are essentially trying to teach him a rule -- if A, ...
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Test equality of binomial variances across four groups

I have four 100x1 vectors of binary outcomes of a particular experiment. I want to test for equality in variance across all of the four different treatment groups. At the moment I have used the ...
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Bayesian linear regression with continuous and binary covariates

I am interested in learning more about applying Bayesian linear models for covariates some of which are continuous and some are binary. What is the appropriate terminology for such models so that I ...
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binary logit regression - which test apply for detecting heteroskedasticity?

After reading a lot of different papers and a lot of different posts on the internet I still don't have a clue how to test on heteroskedasticity with my logistic regression (binary). The White test ...
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Synthetic Minority Oversampling with Binary Features in the data

I am planning to use SMOTE or ADASYN for creating synthetic observations for a classification problem as the data is imbalanced. The question is, there are Binary variables in the Feature set, and I ...
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Appropriate classification model for combination of continuous, binary and categorical inputs

I have a binary classification problem for classify my samples to two classes (class_1 and class_2). I have different kinds of ...
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Ratio between positive and negative examples in a training problem

When training a 0/1 classifier, what should be the ratio of positive to negative, how to decide the ratio between them based on the classifier I use and the data set under analysis?
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Kernel Methods for Binary Vectors

I am currently involved in a project which requires a minor point in choosing a proper similarity metric for a set of binary vectors, i.e. all components are either 1 or 0 . Currently, the go-to ...
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Binary Response Models & sample data that contain a disproportionate number of 0's

Sorry in advance if this seems like a dumb question, but I am new to data modeling. I am attempting to classify customer usage as either a case of fraud or legitimate activity. I have attempted to ...
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Effect of binary variables on binary outcomes

All I have two sets of data. One where people bought and another where they did not. For each sample in the two sets, I have ~3000 binary independent variables. Each dataset has about 1000 samples. ...
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How to determine significance across categories of binary data?

I have subjects that fit into one of three, mutually exclusive groups, "favorable," "intermediate," and "unfavorable" based on their genetics. They can then be classified as either a "responder" or a ...
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Optimizing for target metrics in Weka

I'm a PhD student in Information Retrieval with some limited experience in ML. We've been working on a binary classification task with weka (I'm using weka programmatically via Java), specifically ...
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How to analyse binary outcome data with between- and within subjects factors?

I am looking for the right statistical procedure to analyse my data (mixed design) with binary outcomes. Between-subjects variable: treatment (yes or no); experimentally manipulated Within-subjects ...
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zinb estimates change when using factor variables

I use Stata SE 13 and I have a problem with the command zinb in Stata. I have binary variable female which is 1 if respondent is female, 0 otherwise (no other ...
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test to be applied

I have applied 3 treatments at 10 different concentrations of each on a bacteria to see if they affect its existence. my response variable is binary i.e. 1 for effective and 0 for ineffective. basic ...
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c-index for parametric links in binary regression

I am conducting a binary regression using different sorts of parametric links (logistic, Pregibon, Aranda-Ordaz, ... see) and I would like to compare their predictive and classification perfomance in ...
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Cross correlation for very sparse binary data

I have a very large (5271159x60) sparse (~2.5%) binary matrix, and I'd like to calculate the cross correlation between each of the columns (sensors) for a series of lags from -10:10, which would give ...
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Fitting decaying exponential to binary response

I have this data that I want to fit with $y = e^{-bx}$, but the y:s represent probabilities and the outcomes are either 0 or 1, so I can't say $ln (y) = -bx$ since the values will just alternative ...
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Make a classification dataset with binary features using scikit-learn

I would like to illustrate a classification algorithm by using this algorithm on a 2-class dataset with binary n-dimensional features. In the past, I have used the scikit function make_classification ...
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Probability distribution of binary time series

I am unable to understand concepts related to the probability distribution of binary time series. This is from the book Binary time series by Benjamin Kedem, vol 52 Let $X_t$, t =0,1,... be a binary ...
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Two step cluster analysis and a binary matching coefficient

I want to commence a two-step cluster analysis, since the database I am conducting analysis on contains important metric as well as nominal values. => Question #1: Should the binary and the metric ...
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analysis strategy for selecting and/or transforming correlated continuous biomarkers to predict binary endpoint

I am given a simulation task to come up with several analysis strategies and compare their relative performances. The horizon is wide open; I appreciate all recommendations of methods and references. ...
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Hierarchical or Two-step cluster analysis for binary data?

(This question is an edited version of a question I previously posted which one user recommended would benefit from more focus). I have 2000 questionnaires from respondents which ask 33 different ...
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Cluster analysis of binary data [duplicate]

I have 2000 questionnaires from respondents which ask 33 different questions about which issues are present in their lives - i.e. alcohol abuse, domestic violence, mental health, child abuse, learning ...
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Feature boosting via rescaling in logistic regression and linear SVMs

If I were expressing a problem in terms of binary features, all encoded as {0,1}, could I boost some features by encoding them as {0,2}? Would the effect change based on whether I used either of the ...
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Identifiability in generalized linear random effect model?

Suppose I observe binary $Y_{ij}$ for $i = 1, ..., N$ and $j = 1, ..., J$ and I want to model $$\Pr(Y_{ij} = 1 \mid \lambda_{i}) = \Phi(\lambda_{ij}), \qquad [Y_{ij} \perp Y_{ij'} \mid \lambda_i]$$ ...
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Correlation or clustering of continuous score and discrete variable states

I have an experiment that produces a decimal score representing quality, and a bunch (5-30) of variables that each take on one of a set of discrete states. - The states are not meaningfully ...
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Closed form expression for count of “runs” in binary sequence sharing same length, number of 1's, and location of final 1

I am struggling with the following combinatorial problem related to research I am doing. Take a binary sequence $(y_1, y_2, \ldots, y_n)$ of length $n$ with $x$ $1$'s, where the final $1$ is in ...
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Binary event probability optimization

I have a relatively small sample of binary events (50-100 events) that occurred during a time of day (the success rate is closely related to the time of day). I'm grouping these events into hour ...
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Advice on finding features of users who converted vs. users who didn't?

I'm a programmer (comfortable in Python and R) and I'm getting started with machine learning methods. I have a lot of data from the past year about users on my site. About 50% of the users converted ...
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Which classifiers work well with unbalanced data?

I have a binary classification problem which is very unbalanced - it can have 98% of data from one class. Which classifiers work well with this sort of data? I have an unlimited supply of training ...
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Only binary predictors — ANOVA, regression, or other?

I am trying to fit a model to predict a quantitative response variable, using several binary variables. In particular, I am interested in measuring the relationship between one of the binary variables ...
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R - Analyzing Relationship Between Two (or more) Binary Variables

Say I have two vectors: Action.Taken = c(0,1,0,0,1,1,0,1,0) Success = c(0,0,0,1,0,1,0,1,0) The first tells me whether or not a specific action was taken in a ...
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Test for aggregation of binary events/successes (binomial/glm??)

this has been vexing me for a while and I can't seem to solidify an answer beyond vague thoughts about Poisson distributions. I think this is a simple problem and I'm missing something obvious. Any ...
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How to deal with a skewed class in binary classification having many features?

I am doing data analysis in the mobile ad targeting domain. I have around 18 features and for a combination of these features, the result is either True or False (1/0) depending on whether the ...
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How to analyze two-way within subjects design with binary data

I am interested in testing how users perform on three different user interfaces. On each of the three interfaces, a person will try 12 Tasks. So each participant will do Task 1 three times, Task 2 ...
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Best way to test for co-occurrence of measures

I have some data with temporal measures over time. I'd like to test whether two binary variables co-occur more often than chance would predict, and I'm wondering the best (simple) way to do that. The ...
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What to Do When a Log-binomial Model's Convergence Fails

There are times when one might want to estimate a prevalence ratio or relative risk, in preference to an odds ratio, for data with binary outcomes - say, if the outcome in question isn't rare, so the ...
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Regression analysis with binary independent variables [duplicate]

Should one use regression analysis when all independent variables are binary categorical (0,1) to see their effect on continuous dependent? Some suggest that regression shouldn't be used in this case. ...
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PCA on Binary Data

I having binary data set (yes/no), so can I apply PCA on that. Is it mathematically correct to do that. In my opinion Binary variable can only be subjected to logical operations, so how it can be ...
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Is it meaningful to calculate Pearson or Spearman correlation between two Boolean vectors?

There are two Boolean vectors, which contain 0 and 1 only. If I calculate the Pearson or Spearman correlation, are they meaningful or reasonable?
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How to analyze relationship between a nominal variable (2 values) and a numerical variable (integer)?

I'm trying to find out if a nominal variable A (2 values: x and y) and a numerical variable ...
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Stratified Cross-Validation with Collaborative Filtering

My dataset consists of binary preferences ($0$ or $1$) given by users on items like this: User-ID | Item-ID | Preference If a user has not given a preference to an item, then it is not in ...
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Implementation of semi parametric methods

Has anyone worked with semi parametric methods to estimate parameters with binary outcome? Examples are like Cosslett (1983) or Ichimura or Klein-Spady. In other words we are looking for semi ...
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Paired test for comparing boolean data

I have $n$ individuals, and for each individual, I have two measurements using two devices (device X and device Y). I know the ground truth for the correct measurement, and I can classify each ...
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Hypothesis test for comparing two F-measures

I have a classifier that classifies each sample point as positive or negative. Suppose I am evaluating it on a limited data set where I have ground truth and then computing the F-measure ...
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How do you correlate binary & ordinal variables?

Which test to use to calculate correlations between them? Cramer's V, Kruskal-Wallis, or something else?