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Sample covariance mean-corrected vector proof

Prove that $$(n-1)S = X^TX -{1\over{n}}(X^T\vec1)(\vec1^TX) = X^TX-n\vec{\bar x}\vec{\bar x}^T$$ My attempt so far goes like this $$S = {1\over{n-1}}X_m^TX_m$$ Edit: Where $X_m$ is the ...
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Are there software tools for visualization of logical proofs? [closed]

I mean tools which a logician could use in proving theorems, or check if a proof is valid.
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Rewrite instrumental variables estimator into formula with covariances?

In the book Microeconometrics of Cameron and Trivedi, they write the IV estimator as $\widehat{\beta}_{IV} = \frac{Cov[z,y]}{Cov[z,x]}$, formula (4.49) on p. 99. They say that they derived this from ...
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Poisson as a limiting case of negative binomial

I was reading "Maximum Likelihood Estimation for the Negative Binomial Dispersion Parameter" by Walter W. Pieogorsch, and in the intro it says the Poisson distribution is a limiting case of negative ...
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Is the negative binomial not expressible as in the exponential family if there are 2 unknowns?

I had a homework assignment to express the negative binomial distribution as an exponential family of distributions given that the dispersion parameter was a known constant. This was fairly easy, but ...
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Proving the LATE Theorem of Angrist and Imbens 1994

Assume we have a binary instrument $Z_i$ which can be used to estimate the effect of the endogenous variable $D_i$ on the outcome $Y_i$. Suppose the instrument has a significant first stage, it is ...
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Why constrain mean and standard deviation when proving Gaussian is maximum differential entropy pdf?

I'm reading Bishop's Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning. In chapter 1.6: Information Theory (page 53) when trying to derive the maximum differential entropy pdf from the definition of continuous ...
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Average within-cluster distance using divisive clustering

I have to prove that the average within-cluster distance for 10 data points cannot increase when going from 1 cluster to 2 clusters (divisive clustering). Intuitively, it seems obvious that this is ...
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Proving Linear Estimator (beta) is BLUE?

In the book Statistical Inference pg 570 of pdf, There's a derivation on how a linear estimator can be proven to be BLUE. I got all the way up to 11.3.18 and then the next part stuck me. After ...
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Equivalence of random effects via likelihood and smoothed splines

Some fake data: X = runif(1000) ff = rep(1:10,100) E = rnorm(1000) y = x+e+f f = as.factor(ff) When you fit a model like ...
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Stuck on a proposition

Suppose four numbers $\{a,b,c,d\}$ where $a$ and $c$ random variables from a continuous distribution with support on $\mathbb{R}$. Does $b\neq d$ imply $|a−b|−|c−d|+a−c\neq 0$ almost surely? I ...
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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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Cantelli's inequality proof

I am trying to prove the following inequality: EDIT: Almost immediately after I posted this question, I discovered that the inequality I am being asked to prove is called Cantelli's inequality. When ...
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Proof of asymptotic variance

How do you prove that $X_n - E[X_n] = O_p(\sqrt{Var(X_n)})$ It's used in my textbook and I don't know where they get it from.
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Proof / derivation of skewness and kurtosis formulas

Can anyone explain to me where the formula of skewness or kurtosis comes from? (I mean its derivation.) What's the logic behind it? Who proved it?
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Multivariate Bayesian formula

I got there example graphs bishop's PRML (8.2.1) 1. a <- c -> b $$ p(a,b,c) = p(a|c)p(b|c)p(c) --(1)\\ p(a,b) = \sum_c p(a|c)p(b|c)p(c) --(2) $$ Q1: Can I use a new graph to represent the ...
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[Revised]Proving the expected \bold{density} of being the Nth order statistics is decreasing in sample size

(Sorry that I've previously formulated the question in a wrong way, which confused everyone including myself. This is a better version of the question. Thanks!) Here's another order statistics ...
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Proving some properties of expected first order statistics with respect to sample size

Question: Consider $n$ random variables $x_1, x_2,\cdots x_n\sim \mathcal{N}(0,1)$. The expected value of the $i$th order statistic (the maximum) can be written as $E(\mathcal{O}^n_1)= ...
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Differentiating Shannon's entropy [closed]

Can somebody please show the steps of how differentiation of Shannon's entropy yields the following result? $H = -\sum_{l=0}^{L-1} p(l)\log_2[p(l)]$ The result of differentiating is $H_m = ...
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Deriving the bivariate Poisson distribution

I've recently encountered the bivariate Poisson distribution, but I'm a little confused as to how it can be derived. The distribution is given by: $P(X = x, Y = y) = ...
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Derive the mean of a discrete probability distribution

I am reading inference statistics by casella and berger. They are deriving the general formula for the probability distribution like that: ...
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How would one formally prove that the OOB error in random forest is unbiased?

I have read this statement many times but have never come across a proof. I would like to try to produce one myself but I'm not even sure on what notation to use. Can anyone help me with this?
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PCA proof needed for proportion of variance explained by L PCs = mean R-square from regression on PC scores

I observed the following relation and would like to know where I can find a general proof for this: Assume a data matrix $A = [a_{ij}]_{t x k}$. 1) Perform principal component analysis (PCA) using ...
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If a random variable V is independent of two independent random variables X and Y, how to prove that V is independent of X + Y?

This is question 3.8.4 of An Introduction to Mathematical Statistics and Its Applications, 5th Edition, by Larsen and Marx. This is not homework for a class I am taking now, but might someday be for ...
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Justification for the Bootstrap Percentile Interval

The following is a proof of the validity of the (bootstrap) percentile interval taken from Larry Wasserman's "All of Statistics". $\theta^*_{\alpha/2}$ and $\theta^*_{1-\alpha/2}$ denote the ...
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Independent event proof

I'm doing a stats past paper for my first year exam, and I'm having some trouble answering the following question. Could someone please help me? Thanks 'Show that if 3 events $\{A, B, C\}$ are ...
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How exactly did statisticians agree to using (n-1) as the unbiased estimator for population variance without simulation?

The formula for computing variance has $(n-1)$ in the denominator: $\sigma^2 = \frac{\sum_{i=1}^N (x_i - \mu)^2}{n-1}$ I've always wondered why. However, reading and watching a few good videos about ...
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Independence of a linear and a quadratic form

How can I prove the following lemma? Let $\mathbf{X}^ \prime$ = $ \left[ X_1 , X_2 , \ldots, X_n \right]$ where $ X_1, X_2, \ldots X_n $ are observations of a random sample from a distribution which ...
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Proof that the weighted sum of $n$ PDFs is a valid PDF

Let $f_i(y)$ for $i = 1, \ldots, n$ be valid PDF’s, and let $a_i ∈ (0, 1)$ be constants, such that $\sum_{i=1}^n a_i= 1$. Show that the function $f(y) = \sum_{i=1}^n a_i\, f_i(y)$ is a valid PDF. If ...
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Conditional independence proof seems too obvious, am I looking at it incorrectly?

I'm given the following question about conditional independence: "Suppose we have four random variables a, b, c, d. Prove that, if a is conditionally independent of b and c given d, then a is ...
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Why does eigenvalue decomposition of a correlation matrix maximizes possible variance?

I was reading up on principal component analysis and I was wondering how does eigenvalue decomposition of the correlation matrix maxmimizes the possible variance that is captured? Can someone refer to ...
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Prove that this exponential kernel is positive definite

Let $x,y\in R^d$ and $d:R^d\times R^d \rightarrow R$ a metric on $R^d$ be given. The exponential kernel is defined by: $k(x,x')=e^{−αd(x,x')}$ where $α>0$. The kernel matrix is defined as the ...
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How do principal components change upon the addition of new data?

How do the components from PCA change on addition of new data (i.e., $\frac{d(PC_1(x))}{d({\rm var}(x))}$? I am looking for any mathematical formulas and proofs (since it would be easy to ...
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Coverage Proof of Confidence Intervals

The confidence interval for the mean of a random variable $Y$ has coverage $1-\alpha$ which I am trying to show. Starting from $$\widehat{E(Y)} - ...
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Finding parameter bias under omitted variable, with variance covariance notation

Dear CrossValidated community, Can anyone help me to prove the bias in a given parameter of a regression when there is omitted variable? I know to do it using matrices and matrix algebra. For ...
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Prove the equivalence of the following two formulas for Spearman correlation

From wikipedia, Spearman's rank correlation is calculated by converting variables $X_i$ and $Y_i$ into ranked variables $x_i$ and $y_i$, and then calculating Pearson's correlation between the ranked ...
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Proof that omitted variable bias may lead to endogeneity

I am looking for a proof that omitted variable bias (OVB) in OLS regression may lead to endogeneity. I have found many examples here and out there on how to prove that a given parameter $b_{j}$ (where ...
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Quantile regression estimator formula

I have seen two different representations of the quantile regression estimator which are $$Q(\beta_{q}) = \sum^{n}_{i:y_{i}\geq x'_{i}\beta} q\mid y_i - x'_i \beta_q \mid + \sum^{n}_{i:y_{i}< ...
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E[g(Y)] proof question

This is one of the theorems in my stats text, and I need some help understanding the proof. How can the summand($g_{i}$) be out of its summation sign when multiplying? I thought you can never ...
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Proof for mean and variance of a multidimensional half normal distribution

Given a $p$-dimensional random variable $\xi \sim \mathcal{N}\left( 0, I_{p} \right)$ and a $p\times p$ dimensional diagonal matrix $\Lambda$ with diagonal entries $\lambda = \left( ...
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The concept of 'proven statistically'

When the news talk about things been 'proven statistically' are they using a well-defined concept of statistics correctly, using it wrong, or just using an oxymoron? I imagine that a 'statistical ...
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Having trouble understanding netflix RBM

According to this paper (pdf), the energy function of the restricted Boltzmann machine (RBM) is defined as: and the paper shows that the conditional probability of softmax unit is: I'm having ...
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Least squares with equal predictors

I am trying to figure out how to start this problem: We have a multivariate regression of Y on X. Show that if we have tied values for X, we can replace those by a single set and use the mean for ...
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Sufficiency of order statistics

I am told the following proof is incorrect, but I cannot understand why. Consider $X_{(1)}, \ldots, X_{(n)}$ are the order statistics of a random sample of size $n$. I want to show that the order ...
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Sum of squares proof where $N=n_{UC}+n_{TX}$

$TX$ is variable that indicates treatment status ($TX=1$ if the patient gets the new treatment, and $0$ otherwise, and $UC = 1 - TX$ indicates they got the standard treatment). Of $N$ patients, ...
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Asymptotic distribution of Kernel density estimator

For my research I am looking for proof of the asymptotic distribution of the univariate Kernel density estimator as proposed by Rosenblatt 1956 and Parzen 1962. A proof is for example given here and ...
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Linear Combination of multivariate t distribution

I am looking for a resource where i can find derivation of the linear combination of multivariate t distribution. Does anyone here know any good site or place (s)he can point me to? I am trying to see ...
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Proof of consistency of Maximum Likelihood Estimator(MLE)

I would appreciate some help comprehending a logical step in the proof below about the consistency of MLE. It comes directly from Introduction to Mathematical Statistics by Hogg and Craig and it is ...
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Convergence in probability of a product of RVs

I have found the following very useful theorem and I would appreciate some help comprehending it fully. Theorem Let $\{X_n \} $ be a sequence of random variables bounded in probability and let $ ...
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Why is GARCH(1,1) = ARCH(infinity)?

How do you prove that GARCH(1,1) = ARCH(infinity)? Need some guidance on how to start on this.