CDF is an acronym for cumulative distribution function. While the pdf gives the probability density of each value of a random variable, the cdf (often denoted F(x)) gives the probability that the random variable will be less than or equal to a specified value.

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Forward-Backward algorithm for CDFs

Suppose I have some densities $\alpha(x)$ and $\beta(x)$. I need to compute conditional density over the state space that is said to be governed by Bayes rule: $$\gamma(x) = ...
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Random right cenoring

I observe a series of values from different trials ($Y_1, ... Y_N$). All values come from the same distribution ($F(\cdot)$). Trials do not have the same number of values ($N$ differs across ...
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Question regarding distributions and prediction

During my learning about distributions I came up with the following prediction algorithm. Given a dataset, for example a plot of stock prices to time. Select a range of values from the graph (for ...
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Create similar CDF utilizing less samples

My problem is as follows: I'm measuring the D-Stat between two CDFs (lets call them A and B), but I was thinking if it was possible to create a very similar CDF to the original A, utilizing less ...
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Truncated distribution and mass points

If you have some continuous distribution $F(x)$ and you truncated the distribution at some inclusive point $m$ i.e. $F(x | x\ge m)$ does the truncated distribution have a mass point at $m$? Also ...
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uniform histograms in copula approach

I would like to model some time series. For this purpose I have the marginal distribution and want to use a gaussian copula to build the dependency. Following a tutorial the following should give me ...
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Variance of a Cumulative Distribution Function of Normal Distribution

Suppose, $X\sim N(\mu,\sigma^2)$. Can anyone help in finding the following : $\text{Var } \bigg(\Phi\big(\frac{X + c}{d}\big) \bigg)$ ? Here, c and d are positive. Here, $\Phi(x)$ is the ...
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How to think about random CDF?

Chi (2014, "The Value of Information and Dispersion") defines a RV $X^*$ by the continuous distribution of (footnote 7, pg. 6): $$ G(x) = \begin{cases} (1-p) U_1 & \mbox{if } x=0 \\ 1-p & ...
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Which CDF to use? [closed]

Hey guys I'm preparing a Statistics assignment and I have a very large data set showing the ground temperature over the years. Data set consists of temperature and temparature uncertainty. Example is ...
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Understanding the CDF of the Exponential from the PDF?

I was trying to get the CDF of the exponential through the pdf. I know that the relationship between the pdf and the cdf is that the pdf is the derivative $ \lambda \exp(-\lambda x) $. But I don't ...
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Proving the probability integral transform without assuming that the CDF is strictly increasing

I know that the proof of the probability integral transform has been given multiple times on this site. However, the proofs I found use the hypothesis that the CDF $F_X(x)$ is strictly increasing ...
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Cumulative distribution discrepancy

The CDF of a normal variable is $P(X \leq x)$, where $X$ is a random variable. This also written as $\Phi (x)$ so if $\Phi (\cdot)$ is the normal CDF, then $\Phi (0)$ is $P(X<0) = 50 \% $ ...
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Prove that the cdf is strictly increasing on the support if the support is a finite interval

I am trying to prove that that for a distribution $P$ with cdf $F$, if the support of $P$ is a finite interval $I=[a,b]$ then $F$ will be strictly increasing on $I$. It's probably a simple ...
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solution to mixture CDF / inverse CDF of finite mixture

I am currently numerically solving the follwing equation, which is a convex combination/finite mixture of two marginal CDFs $F(x)$ and $G(x)$ (actually they are joint CDFs but all arguments but x are ...
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Get CDF from PDF

I am trying to evaluate the integral of pdf to get CDF but because of the absolute value, everytime I fail. can someone help me out ? thanks please note this is not HW, it is not practice problem ...
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How to compare binned CDFs?

We want to compare binned CDFs from sampled data. Each CDF is 101 numbers representing percentiles, i.e., $P(x<a_k)=k/100$ where $k=0..100$. The sample size is 1-3k (unknown at comparison time ...
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Obtain marginal CDF from joint CDF by simulation

How can I evaluate the marginal cumulative distribution function of a set of random variables for which I do not have the CDF in closed form. I can, however, simulate from a joint distribution ...
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Expanding Joint probability distribution function having dependent random variables

Let $Z_1$ and $Z_2$ denotes two dependent random variables defined as \begin{align} Z_1&=\frac{XY}{aX+bY+c}\\ Z_2&=\frac{XY}{uX+vY+w} \end{align} where $X$ and $Y$ are independent ...
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CDF of transformed random variable

Given two random variables $X, X'$ that are connected via a transformation $T: X \to X'$, I would like to know if the following is true: $$ \text{cdf}_{X'}(x') = \text{cdf}_X\left(T^{-1}(x')\right). ...
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What is the link (discrepancy?) between these PDF/CDF and p-value distributions?

I have created a mixed distribution model comprising 80% $H_0$ plus 20% $H_1$ to illustrate the link between the expected proportions of true and false positives and negatives in the PDF, CDF and ...
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Generating data from a Beta-Binomial distribution by inverting CDF in R [closed]

I am trying to generate data from a beta-binomial distribution by inverting its cdf in R. The code I have written to calculate the cdf seems to be working fine for most cases, but gives me values ...
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Variance from cdf

I have an empirical cumulative probability distribution function $F$ for a random variable $X$ (non-negative). Is it possible to estimate the variance from $F$ ? I already estimated, numerically, the ...
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Compute cumulative distribution using triangular kernel function

Suppose that we use the kernel density estimate ${\hat{f}}_h\left(x\right)=\frac{1}{nh}\sum_{i=1}^nK\left(\frac{x-X_i}{h}\right)$ With the kernel function ...
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How to find the CDF of a random variable uniformly distributed around another random variable?

I'm working on some game theory models of incomplete information (which I've posted about a few times here). I think this question is pretty straightforward though, so the actual context is ...
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How to compute the CDF of this random variable?

I'm working on a game theory model of incomplete information, where players observe certain attributes via noisy signals. Specifically, one player has the opportunity to choose any value $\eta$ from ...
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bivariate normal distribution & change of units

I need to find the bivariate normal CDF at the point (1 cm, 1 cm), i.e. the half-open interval $[-\infty,1] \times [-\infty,1] $ , where cm = centimeter, with mean = 0, covariance = Id. mvncdf( x = ...
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What is the density of the $m$'th element of a sorted vector of $n$ uniformly distributed random variables

$X_1, X_2, ..., X_n$ are independent and uniformly distributed on $[0, 1]$. Sorting them yields a vector, whose first and last element have densities that are just the derivatives of products of CDFs. ...
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Densities and Cumulative Distribution Functions

Has anyone seen this notation before? What does it mean? $\int_{0}^{\infty} f(x) G(x) dx$ $f(x)$ is a density and $G(x)$ is a cumulative distribution function
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Finding the expected value of the cdf?

I have this question on a homework assignment, and I'm not sure how to solve it. Assume $X \sim \exp(\lambda=2)$, define $Y=F(x)$, where F(x) is the cdf function of $X$. Calculate the expected value ...
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P values and calculating residuals in chi-squared contingency tables

Given an n x m contingency table I calculate a chi-squared value and probability for that table telling me if there are cells that differ significantly from the mean. I go to calculate the adjusted ...
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Directly obtaining marginal cdf directly from joint cdf

I know how to obtain marginal PDF $f(x)$ from $f(x,y)$. Just integrate over $y$. But is there a way to directly obtain marginal CDF $F(x)$ from $F(x,y)$? Do I need to calculate marginal PDF $f(x)$ ...
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Uniquely determine the two parameters of a distribution given pre-determined probabilities for two disjoint subsets of its support

Let $F(x| \alpha, \beta)$ denote the cumulative density function of a probability distribution. Let $[a,b]$ and $[c,d]$ be two disjoint subsets of the support of $F$. Suppose that $F(b) - F(a) = p$ ...
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Conceptual question on random variables with the same cdf

Given a continuous random variable $X$ let $Z = F_X(X)$, where $F_X(s) = P(X \leq s)$. Then $P(Z \leq z) = z$ and we say that $Z$ is uniformly distributed. Say we have another continuous random ...
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Joint CDF of random variables vis-a-vis that of their order statistics

Suppose $\{X_i\}_{i\in 1\ldots n}$ are $n$ independent, non-identically distributed RV's. Let $X_i \sim f_i(x) \mathbf{1}_{[0,1]}$, where $f_i$ is the $i$-th parent supported on $[0,1]$. I am ...
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minimum cdf given mean and variance

Suppose I have some distribution with mean $\mu$ and variance $\sigma^2$. How to prove that for the distribution to have min $cdf$ over all the distributions with mean $\mu$ and variance $\sigma^2$, ...
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How do I determine parameters of normal & lognormal distribution given two points?

Assume I have two values which represent two quantiles for the same lognormal and/or normal distribution. How can I determine the parameters of the distribution? ...
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How are the Error Function and Standard Normal distribution function related?

If the Standard Normal PDF is $$f(x) = \frac{1}{\sqrt{2\pi}} e^{-x^2/2}$$ and the CDF is $$F(x) = \frac{1}{\sqrt{2\pi}} \int_{-\infty}^x e^{-x^2/2}\mathrm{d}x\,,$$ how does this turn into an error ...
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Is it reasonable to estimate the CDF of a random variable with the help of kernel density estimation?

Given a set $S$ of samples from a random variable $X$ with pdf $f$ and cdf $F$, is it reasonable to estimate $F(x)$ by finding an estimation $\hat{f}$ of $f$ via kernel density estimation on $S$, and ...
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Numerically finding confidence interval bounds

I am asking an R question here on the basis that statistical expertise is needed, i.e., If the language is statistically oriented (such as R, SAS, Stata, SPSS, etc.), then decide based on the ...
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Probability of failure

A structure will fail if subjected to a load greater then its own resistance: failure := load > resistance We can assume that the load and the resistance are ...
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(CDF Quantile) Understanding an example from a swirl lesson

I need to understand an explanation from a swirl() lesson in course "Statistical Inference", menu option "Probability2". At 76% of completion, there is a question: "The quantile v of a CDF is the ...
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Weibull distribution in R

I wanted to know how do I calculate exact values for Weibull distribution in R. For example, say $X$ ~ Weibull(3,5), and I want to calculate $P(X\gt 7)$. How do I do that? I want to estimate $P(X\gt ...
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How to compute the VaR(a) of the following cdf

I have to compute the mean value, the variance, the VaR and ES of the CDF F(x)= 1- (3/2x)^(-3) if x>= 3 F(x)=0 if x< 3 The mean and variance I have computed, but what about computing the value at ...
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limit of $x \left[1-F(x) \right]$ as $x \to \infty$

I am wondering about showing that the limit: $$ \lim_{x \to \infty} x\overline{F}(x) =0 $$ where $\overline{F} =1-F$ is the tail distribution function, $\overline{F}(x)=1−F(x)$, where $F$ is the ...
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showing that a function is a copula

In general, is there an easier way of showing that a function is a copula than showing that: $C(u_1,\dots,u_d) =P(U_1\le u_1,\dots,U_d \le u_d) \quad$is nondecreasing in each $u_i \in [0,1] $ ...
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What is the intuition behind this pmf/pdf abstraction?

When the writer wishes to show a sum/integration that applies similarly to both pmfs and pdfs, they write it like this: $\quad \int (whatever)\ dF_X(x) $ Such that this becomes either $\sum_x ...
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Notation for CDF of the binomial distribution

The CDF for $X \sim \operatorname{Bin}(n,p)$ is $I_{1-p}(n-k,1+k)$. What does the $I$ mean?
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A possible mistake in a conditional probability derivation

The following is a derivation of a density from a paper I am currently studying. Sorry for the bad quality, it is quite an old paper. I need to clarify that $R$ has the standard exponential density in ...
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About deriving PDFs from CDFs

Suppose I have some continuous random variable $X$. Further, suppose I am interested about a transformed random variable $Y = g(X)$ where $g$ is some increasing function. If I know the CDF of $X$, I ...
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Kolmogorov-Smirnov vs simple area difference estimation to compare two statistical models

Could anyone explain, or point some references that I can locate this, how KS compares to the relative area estimation method? It is known that Kolmogorov-Smirnov, among other famous similar ...