Refers to data generated from a distribution that has a countable sample space. Discrete data may be nominal (e.g. the distribution of race in a sample of individuals) or ordinal (e.g. the number of errors on a page of text).

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Machine learning method to determine continuous values from discrete and continuous parameters

I watched online courses about multivariable linear regression which addresses the problem of determining values from numeric inputs. Like, predict prices for houses based on age, size, number of ...
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Implementing evolutionary algorithms

We're trying to to minimize the following functions using Multi Objective Evolutionary Algorithms : $\mathrm{minimize}~\lambda_q(1-a)E(N)E(X)+\lambda_xE(N)E(\max(X/a-R,0))$ ...
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Estimation of probability mass function using finite samples [closed]

Suppose $X_1, X_2, \dots, X_N$ are $N$ random samples of a discrete probability distribution such that $X_i \in \{1, 2, \dots, K\}$. The probability distribution $p$ used for sampling is ...
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How to properly state the average of a discrete number in a report?

I'm wording a report on the averages of a discrete variable, and am trying to get the most appropriate sounding wording. Consider the able below: ...
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Word-frequency and statistics

I am new to statistics and am wondering how I can apply it in linguistics. There is a conjunction in a corpus that 902 times (.91) conjoins sub-clausal units, and 91 (.09) times clausal units. How ...
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Multivariate discrete distribution

Let $\mathbf{x}=(x_{1}, \dots, x_{m})$ be a vector of discrete variable; $x_{j} \in \mathbb{Z}^+$. Which distribution can I use over $\mathbf{x}$ that allows to have dependence between each couple ...
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compare magnitude of association between pairs of discrete variables?

say I have discrete(nominal) variables Y, X1 and X2. X1 and X2 have different number of levels. I want to assess whether Y is associated more with X1 or X2. I understand that I could use chi-square ...
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Mean Preserving PDF Spreading

I have a histogram representing the PDF of an unknown discrete RV. The histogram is asymmetrical. To be clear, all I have is the histogram. Is there a known way to increase/decrease the variance of ...
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how can I test if a sample was created from a specific Discrete Distribution

How can I test if a sample was created from a specific discrete distribution. For example, if I have the following distribution 1- 0.2 2- 0.5 3- 0.3 and I ...
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Test if 2 samples are taken from the same population (multi-dimensional data) - worked example

I'm looking to learn (not just apply) how to test is two samples are drawn from a single population. The data I'm likely to apply this to is multi-dimensional so that's my target. Can anyone give me a ...
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hypothesis test for discrete disributions

I am interested in the number of instances of feature $F$ among the members of two populations, $A_1$ and $A_2$. e.g. $F$ is a some special genetic element that may occur several times within a ...
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What is the discrete equivalent to the 4-plot?

Quoting NIST, when analyzing a continuous variable, one needs to validate four assumptions that typically underlie all measurement processes; namely, that the data at hand "behave like": random ...
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Why is this random variable both continuous and discrete?

The waiting time, $W$, of a traveler queuing at a taxi rank is distributed according to the cumulative distribution function, $G(w)$, defined by: $$G(w) = \begin{cases} 0 & \text{ for } ...
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Question about the the median and the mode in skewed distributions

In intro statistics textbooks, the mode is typically described as least susceptible to skewness, followed by the median, which is in turn followed by the mean. The difference between the median and ...
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Finding n and c in single sampling plan

I am learning a quality control course and in Single sampling scheme for attribute type inspection I don't understand the method used for calculating the values of $n$ and $c$. The method is as ...
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Chi-squared two sample test for unbinned discrete data

I am wandering through the net but I cannot get a precise description of how to solve this simple task. Two sets of datas ...
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Number of different combinations in a sample

I hail from Mathematica SE. A friend of mine asked me a statistics question (I'm an economist and am assumed to know such things) which kind of stumped me, since I usually deal with non-discrete ...
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Monitoring high quality near zero defect processes

What are the latest techniques for monitoring discreet defects in high quality processes with defective rates in the parts per million range?
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Discrete Choice Models

for mulitnomial (or mixed) logit models, when the choice set is too large, either strategic sampling or random sampling of the choice set can be used. My question would be: Is that also true in ...
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Estimating a probability distribution with a discrete and continuous part

This is a question more for advice and a suggested starting point than anything else (though anything else is cool as well ) The data that I have is something like this - 1,000,000 data points of ...
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5 defectives rule of thumb

I have taught six sigma black belt classes using consultant sourced training materials which included the rule of thumb that when estimating the rate of occurrence of discrete events, like the ...
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Calculation of Higher-Order Cross-moments

How can I calculate standardized central cross-moments for 2 time-series? The 4th-order standardized central moment, kurtosis, is; ...
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Median and mode

Consider grouped data with frequencies and more specifically data that are discrete. If I have for example different xi with the same frequencies, what is the right answer: there is no mode or all ...
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Power-law fitting and testing

I want to test the distribution that best fit a specific metric (that I call SD) extracted from the source code of systems. I have a guess that they follow a power-law behavior. My sample: 20 ...
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Discrete Variables and Regression

I have only discrete independent variables (gender, religious affiliation etc) and continuous dependent variables. Is it possible to use a regression model?
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How to compare a one-day count against a historic mean to identify an external change

A few months ago a client's website had some good press and their daily site visits spiked. Now, every time their traffic shows a bump, they think something external has caused it to happen. I'm ...
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Transforming data with a limited range (0,1,2) for parametric testing (ANOVA) [duplicate]

I've collected data on accuracy of recognition of images. Accuracy is a score out of 2 with points 0,1,2.. participants can score a 0. I am aiming to use a parametric test (ANOVA mixed design) to ...
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MNL discrete choice with quasi-SUR 4 equation system, looking for R package that can handle such a system

I am attempting to recreate the model in this paper: Pinjari (2011) in which the author uses a 4 equation system with discrete choice dependent variables in each of the 4 equations. Does anyone ...
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Can I still interpret a Q-Q plot that uses discrete/rounded data?

I have a data set with only discrete/rounded values in it. As a result, when I produce a Q-Q plot a "stair-case" pattern appears. Can I still interpret this just like a normal Q-Q plot even though it ...
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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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Clustering method that can use graph links, discrete and continuous properties?

I have an un-weighted, directed graph that clusters ok using MCL or other graph clustering algorithms. However, I also have additional discrete and continuous properties of the nodes being clustered ...
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Plot the probability mass function

I am trying to plot the probability mass function of a sample of a discrete metric. If it was continuous, I know that using pandas it would be as simple as calling: ...
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How can I smooth a set of discrete data points for the purpose of schedule planning?

Disclaimer: I do not have a background in statistics or the math behind filtering, save one long-time-ago college course. I have a well defined problem space. I am calculating hourly staffing ...
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What model to classify a discretized continuous variable

Consider a variable $y$ (typically, $y_i$ is something like number of inhabitants of city $i$) and some given features $X$. Let us assume that these features are continuous (eg. total city area, ...
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How to use Hartemink's discretization algorithm?

From the help documentation of the discretize function of the R package bnlearn: Hartemink's algorithm has been designed to ...
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Question about Dynkin Lehmann Scheffe Theorem

I'm self-studying for an examination, and I would like to understand how to use the Dynkin Lehmann Scheffe theorem for an applied question. I am using Bickel and Doksum's "Mathematical Statistics" ...
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Can Principal Component analyses be applied to a counting trait?

I am analyzing a segregating population of plants coming from an hybridization process. The experiment consists in several field plots (according to an augmented design). In each plot a segregating ...
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Discrete analog of CDF: “cumulative mass function”?

We call the integral of a probability density function (PDF) a cumulative distribution function (CDF). But what's the cumulative sum of a probability mass function (PMF) called? I've never heard the ...
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Conceptual question on image pattern representation

I have a basic question regarding pattern learning, or pattern representation. Assume I have a complex pattern of this form, could you please provide me with some research directions or concepts that ...
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Calculating PDF given CDF

I know that the PDF is the first derivative of the CDF for a continuous random variable, and the difference for a discrete random variable. However, I would like to know why this is, why are there ...
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Correct notation wrt. uniform distribution

Assume that I have a discrete set $L$ and a transformation $\phi: L \rightarrow [0,1]$ that normalizes set $L$ such that now values belonging $L$ are uniformly distributed among the unit interval. ...
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expectation of multivariate discrete distribution

The expectation of a function $f(x)$ over a probability distribution $p(x)$ where $x=(x_1,\dots,x_n)$ and $x_i \in \left\{1,\dots,K\right\}$ requires a summation over all possible $K^n$ combinations. ...
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deterministic sampling for multivariate discrete distributions

Unscented transform can approximate expectations well via deterministic sampling. if $f(x) = N(\mu,\Sigma)$ and $x\in \mathbb{R}^d$ then $\int f(x) h(x) \approx \frac{1}{2d}\sum_{i=1}^{2d} h(x_k)$ ...
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Conjoint analysis or discrete choice analysis ? And which software?

Suppose I would like to model the light-bulb preference of respondents. I would like to ask their preferences between existing bulbs on the market. And when you choose a bulb in a shop you usually see ...
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Which contingency method to use with a 3x3 table yet still account for expected or discrete choice?

Im not sure what test to conduct when I have 3x3 matrix of data and still account for availability. So, in a simple chi square you have an observed observation and then you are often able to ...
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Hazard and density function in survival analysis with discrete time

I am running a survival analysis with descrete time. For that purpose I use the R package survival with this function ...
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A good alternative to data binning?

I read many times that data binning of continuous variables is a very bad idea. For instance, let's take something like heart rate and let's define the following 2 bins: (125 - 135), (136 - 145) ...
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Find the maximum likelihood estimator of $\theta$

Let $(X_1,Y_1), . . . , (X_n,Y_n)$ be a random sample from the discrete distribution with joint probability mass function $$ f_{X,Y} (x,y) = \frac{\theta}4 , \space (x,y) = (0,0)\space or ...
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Bayesian Networks and discretization of variables using K-means clustering

In many approaches to learning Bayesian Networks a solution to tackle continuous variables is to discretize them and apply one of the well established techniques for learning Bayesian Networks ...
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Distribution of MLE of $N$ based on a random sample of size n from discrete uniform dist.(1,2,…,$N$)

Let $X_1, X_2, ..., X_n$ be a random sample from discrete uniform distribution on $(1,2,\ldots,N)$, where $N$ is an unknown positive integer. Find MLE of $N$ and also find the distribution of the MLE. ...