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Functional Data Analysis defines a framework where the fundamental units of analysis are functions.

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### How to map a trajectory to a vector?

I have a series of data points in this form (timestamp, lat, long) for a set of users. Each user has a trajectory when he travels from point A to point B. There might be any number of points from A to ...
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### How to consider different samples in functional data clustering?

In the engineering context several data sources like different kinds of measurement signals (for example distances, angles and efficiencies) are very common. If it would be possible to observe these ...
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### Canonical Correlation Analysis in R

I have a dataset of temperature readings of different burner parts which determine the final temperature of the burner and time to set off burner So my dataset looks like this: ...
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### Alternatives to absolute error?

Let me explain my scenario in which I need to calculate absolute error. Lets say the X is the actual value. And X' is the value of X with some error 'e'. So X' = X + e'. Lets say i = 1 to 10000. I ...
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### Predicting curve registration parameters in functional data analysis with noisy data

I have some data I'm studying where functional data analysis seems like a promising approach. But having never tackled FDA before, I'm having trouble wrapping my head around it. For background, I ...
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### What statistics to use when the data are polynomial functions (aka change over time)?

EDIT: OK, having spent the last couple of hours checking out some pubs on functional data analysis, I am actually starting to feel a little silly having asked the question in the first place! It's ...
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### Question about example in Linear Models for Functional Responses

I am reading Chapter 10 Linear Models for Functional Responses of Functional Data Analysis with R and Matlab by Ramsay. On page 148, the book mentions the model for "Climate Region Effects on ...
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### How to show whether a hypothesis is true or not

I have the following hypothesis: "The higher the number of translation-stable words between a pair of countries, the higher the correlation between the happiness scores of their words". note: ...
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### Find out whether the answer to a question depends on a group

I've distributed a questionnaire to four different groups of people. An example of a question in the questionnaire is: Do you want to be informed about financial topics through social media? Yes/no. ...
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### Longitudinal data using functional principal components mixed effect models

I have collected speech perception performance in children during one-year followed-up (four time points). A battery of speech perception measures (i.e., five measures) were used at each test interval....
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### Comparison between the coefficients of two GLMs

I would be happy to have your thoughts on the issue of comparing the beta-values resulting from two different GLMs. Should the beta values be scaled before a statistical comparison? which test would ...
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### Setting a Target or Benchmark based on Historic Process data

We have 15 Work processes for a departments. There is the historic data for the dept with all the information. Data defines the which process is done by whom, minutes of work, start date and finish ...
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### Is Multiple Regression the right choice for my statistical design?

I am studying the relationship between mental health offices and judgments of perceived care expected within those environments. Participants will rate different photographs of mental health offices (...
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### Smooth.monotone function in the Berkeley Female Growth Data

I am learning functional data analysis by myself. But I come across one problem when I implement the example of the growth girl study example. Below is the code from the book "Functional data ...