A distribution describing the time between events in a Poisson process; a continuous analogue of the geometric distribution.

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Probability distribution of functions of random variables

A system will function as long as at least one of three components functions. When all three components are functioning, the distribution of the life of each is exponential with parameter ...
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probability distribution of the maximum

Let T be a random variable giving the time to failure of led lights that follow exponential distribution with a mean value of 15 000 hours. We put three new lights at the same time. Find the ...
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How to compare s shaped curves?

I have two variables A and B that can take positive values, they are two different counters of "votes" for a group of about 400 individuals. My hypothesis is that these two kind of votes are related ...
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Likelihood of a Poisson-described event to occur in the next second

Consider a recurring event for which the time periods between consecutive events is exponentially distributed. For argument's sake, I'm waiting for a taxi on a busy street. How might one calculate the ...
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Detecting if samples belong to a given distribution

I am a networking person and I am trying to use statistical methods for a problem I am facing, so I would appreciate any help or pointers. I have users that access the medium, but in case 2 or more ...
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Exponential distribution for lightbulbs

The lifetime of a certain type of a lightbulb is 20 months. If a household has 12 light fixtures whose lightbulbs are replaced at the same time. Determine the probability that 5 of the lightbulbs will ...
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generate random exponentially distributed X data between zero and a max value [closed]

For my work issues, I need to generate random exponential distributed X data between zero and a max value. In my specific case range is (0,750) I know about inverse distribution function (IDF) for ...
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Exponential distribution of the time between recurrences

Patients in a hospital are treated for certain illness. The time in days that no recurrence takes place follows exponential distribution with mean of $\theta = 27$ days. The following table gives the ...
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How to find P(X = Min(X,Y)) for an exponentially distributed function?

Assuming $X$ and $Y$ are independent, and each of them have their own parameters $A$ and $B$, how do I find $P(X = \min(X,Y))$ for an exponentially distributed function? I understand that ...
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Non-Linear regression that captures jumps and an exponential decay

I have some data that has the pattern in the picture below (but little noisier than that). I want to run a non-linear regression that tries to capture the dynamic of this data in the time-series ...
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Normal distribution area vs. exponential distribution area

Why is the area to the left of the mean different in normal distributions comparatively to exponential distributions? I understand that in normal distributions area is allocated symmetrically on ...
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What is the limiting distribution of exponential variates modulo 1?

I have tried to find the limiting distribution of $X_n\sim\text{Exponential}(\lambda/n)$ by finding the cdf and taking the limit. I got: \begin{align*} F_{X_n}(X)) = \int_{0}^{X} \frac{\lambda}{n} ...
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Exponential equation fitting

I have two variables: y= head (0.5,0.10,0.15,0.25,0.34) and x= instar (1, 2, 3, 4,5). How fitting my data on exponential growth in R? I need p-value fitting, F (is possible?), R^2 and degree freedom. ...
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Model for exponential decay with lots of zeros

I am trying to test for the effect of a treatment on a response variable. The response variable decays over time in what I believe is an exponential way. The measurement doesn't go below zero, so ...
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Distribution of the exponential of a mixture?

Suppose that $X$ is distributed as a finite mixture of normals $$\sum_{j=1}^k w_j \phi(x;\mu_j,\sigma_j^2).$$ Is $\exp(X)$ distributed as a finite mixture of log-normal distributions?
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Test if 2 exponentially distributed datasets are different

I have 2 exponentially distributed datasets and I want to be sure that they are from different distributions. Unfortunately a necessary error in the detection of the data forces me to discard all data ...
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What are the formulas for exponential, logarithmic, and polynomial trendlines?

In creating linear trendline, I used the following formulas: $$y=mx+b$$ $$m = \frac{n\sum(xy)-\sum x \sum y}{n\sum x^2 - (\sum x)^2}$$ $$b = \frac{\sum y- m \sum x}{n}$$ and this for the R-squared: ...
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Is it possible to incorporate on/off cycles into a product's failure rate prediction along with its field failure rate and test data?

If I have a electronic module whose failure rate I am calculating using the chiinv() function in Excel, and the following data available to me: -test failures and test hours for the module and the ...
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Estimator $\gamma = \sum a_i\times x_i$ , where $X_i \sim \exp(t_i \theta )$ Show $\gamma$ is unbiased if $\sum a_i/t_i = 1$

I'm getting really confused with the estimators in this question! $X_i \sim \exp(t_i \theta x)$ where $t_i$ are positive constants. The MLE for $\theta = \frac n{\sum t_i x_i}$ And $\phi = ...
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For the survival analysis package in R, what is the log-likelihood of “survreg( Surv(time, censor) ~ age, dist=”exponential“)”?

I am currently trying to read through examples from http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/r/examples/asa/asa_ch1_r.htm. One of the models I saw was: ...
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How to calculate the likelihood function

Lifetime of 3 electronic components are $X_{1} = 3, X_{2} = 1.5,$ and $X_{3} = 2.1$. THe random variables had been modeled as a random sample of size 3 from the exponential distribution with parameter ...
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Why are estimation results sharply different from the actual population (exponential distr.)

For my work, I analyze the field failure data sometimes and make decisions accordingly. (spare parts quantity, optimum preventive replacement point, ...) I made an experiment in Excel. Using inverse ...
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Outlier Detection on skewed Distributions

Under a classical definition of an outlier as a data point outide the 1.5* IQR from the upper or lower quartile, there is an assumption of a non-skewed distribution. For skewed distributions ...
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Help with an exponential function with an indicator and using the EM Algorithm

Two bulbs, Brand A and Brand B, in which their lifetimes are distributed exponentially with expectations $\lambda$ and $\mu$ respectively. They pair $X_i$ and $Y_i$. In the ith experiment, instead ...
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Maximum likelihood estimation from 2 exponentially distributed sample

$X_1,X_2,...,X_n$ and $Y_1,Y_2,...,Y_n$ are independent samples from the exponential distributions with parameters $\lambda$ and $\frac{1}{\lambda}$. What is the MLE for $\lambda$? I used the ...
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Guessing the length of a fish

I would like to solve the following excercise. Any help is appreciated. 90% of the fish in our pond are males, the rest are females. The length of the males are: $X+5$ inches, where $X\sim ...
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Expected value of a product of two compound Poisson processes

I'm working on my master thesis now and I've been struggling with a problem for some while now and no one seems to be able to help me or point me in any direction. So now I reach out to see if someone ...
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QQ plot for log-logistic and 2 parameter exponential in r

Is there any package in R, which help us to plot QQ plot for log logistic distribution and 2 parameter exponential distribution? What methodology can be adopted for the same?
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Is there a way to evaluate observations of exponentially-distributed variables, where some of the observations are still “alive”?

I am looking at the tenure (i.e. elapsed time between hire date and termination date) of various employees in a system. I want to test the hypothesis that two groups of employees have the same tenure ...
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Weighted density estimation of exponentially distributed RV

I am trying to get a weighted density estimation of some data. Unfortunately, the data is approximately exponentially distributed after the weight transform, which gives a false sense of positive ...
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UMP test for two different distributions

My question: UMP test for H0: X~u(0,1) vs H1: X~Exp(1) My attempt : By nayman pearson lemma The best critical region is Y >= c Where Y has Irwin-Hall distribution (sum of uniform distribution) and c ...
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Equation for exponential function with covariate

I understand that the formula for an exponential relationship between X and Y can be written as follows: Y = a*exp(b*X) = exp(a+b*X) And from there, if I want to run as a standard regression, I would ...
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Expected lifetime of a device with two parts each having spares?

Consider a device with two parts : (1) and (2). Part (1) has 2 spares and part (2) has one spare. Lifetime of part (1) and its spares have iid exponential distribution with rate lambda. Lifetime of ...
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What is a tau parameter?

I am reading weight loss charts, they state "tau 146 days" and "tau 110 days". What is tau in this context? The charts are here: http://bit.ly/1xT253g
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How to evaluate R = max(X1,X2) - min(X1,X2)

How would you evaluate this if X1, X2 are independent exponentials? I know what $min(X1,X2)$ is and what $max(X1,X2)$ is. However, while $min(X1,X2)$ is exponential with parameter (lambda1 + lambda2) ...
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Exponential regression residual check

If you have an exponential regression of the form log(y) = b0 + b1x with predicted equation ลท = 10^(b0 + b1x) and you need to ...
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Unbiased estimator based on geometric mean for random sample on an exponential distribution

Let $X_1, \ldots, X_n$ be a random sample on an exponential distribution with mean $\theta$. Obtain an unbiased estimator for $\theta$ based on $G$, where $G$ is the geometric mean of the ...
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Moment Generating Function of a nonlinear transformation of an exponential random variable

Let $\tau$ be an exponential random variable, with parameter $\lambda$. Let $$ V = \delta^\tau $$ where $0 < \delta <1$. Sorry if this notation seems strange, but it is what I am using, I ...
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polynomial regression model

I have 8 parameters with 3 levels and the number of tests required to study this case is 27. Can I generate polynomial regression model to describe interaction of these parameters?
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Finding transformation function for a distribution that looks like exponential

Suppose that we have two data sets, R and P. R is larger than or equal to ...
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Create a threshold for binary classification problem based on distribution of criterion

I created a criterion for my financial data-set for classify data to two classes for other processing (like neural network binary classificatio). After calculating ...
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How can I analytically prove that randomly dividing an amount results in an exponential distribution (of e.g. income and wealth)?

In this current article in SCIENCE the following is being proposed: Suppose you randomly divide 500 million in income among 10,000 people. There's only one way to give everyone an equal, 50,000 ...
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How to choose between exponential and gamma distributions

I have same data and I would like to choose a model for it. To start with I fit an exponential distribution and a gamma distribution. Now I wanted to do a simple likelihood ratio test . However, I ...
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Fitting an exponential distribution to data and finding third quartile problem

I have a data-set with range of 0 to 1. I'm fitting a distribution to it in MATLAB using ...
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Exponential distribution hypothesis testing

I want exponential distribution hypothesis testing with MATLAB. Is any test or method for that?
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likelihood problem with exponential distribution using R

How can I solve this problem using likelihood in R? The data below are the survival time (in years) for 10 patients over 65 years after the diagnosis of a particular type of cancer: 10.5 0.2 7.4 0.8 ...
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Would this be a problem that Survival Analysis can tackle? The problem deals with localized durations and uncensored data

I am trying to fit a model in R that doesn't have censoring. In other words, I know that each event will eventually happen. There are several experimental groups with people in each group receiving ...
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Which forecasting method for load profiles

I'm new to this forum and I'm quite new to forecasting. Currently I'm trying to learn the basics about exponential smoothing, ARIMA etc. Now I want to forecast the total energy consumption of a rather ...