Shifting and rescaling data to assure zero mean and unit variance.

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Student t distribution: standardization [duplicate]

I got a question concerning the standardization of a student t distribution. I see that the "plain vanilla" t distribution has density $f(x|\nu)=\frac{\Gamma(\frac{\nu+1}{2}) ...
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Standardization (z-score) across the “Samples” or across the “variables”?

I found in literature that one of the most common way of standardization data is to compute z-scores (mean subtraction and division by standard deviation). Can anybody tell me if it is ok to compute ...
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OLS with ordinal dependent variable - do the coefficients mean anything?

I currently read a paper in which the author has asked people 3 different questions regarding their life satisfaction, all of which are to be rated on a four point scale: 1) very low, 2) low, 3) high, ...
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Z-score across the “Samples” or across the “variables”?

I found in literature that one of the most common way of standardization data is to compute z-scores (mean subtraction and division by standard deviation). Can anybody tell me if it is ok to compute ...
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Some issues with standardized variable in a regression analysis

I'm solving this multiple choice question on the properties of a standardized variable. Two of the possible options (which are wrong but look right to me) are 1. It is always normally distributed and ...
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How to destandardize PCA scores in R

I ran PCA in R using the principal() function in the "psych" package. Suppose my dataset is called "data" (118 rows and 8 columns). The 8 variables are answers from a questionnaire, with a scale that ...
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Standardizing sample factor scores: population or standard deviation

Please note: This question pertains to Q Methodology, a research method used to study people's subjectivity. Q embodies ontological and epistemological assumptions that sometimes differ markedly from ...
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How does data standardization affect a classifier?

How does standardization of data (subtracting the mean, dividing by standard deviation) affect classifiers? Namely, how (if at all) do different types of classifiers get affected by such an operation? ...
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Multicollinearity and interaction terms

My dataset has 2734 observations (but in some speficitations, that number reduces to 1280). I also have interaction terms (in some specifications, even fourth-order terms). As far as I know, ...
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Interpreting standardized log coefficients in OLS

I used the log for my dependent variable as well as for some independent variables. Then I standardized all variables. Now I'm not sure how to interpret the coefficients. Are the log and non loged ...
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Creating A weighted Scorecard using Stats

Im new to forum and have tried reading some articles to solve my problem but had trouble understanding some of it and others might not have been completely relevant. Below I will outline my problem ...
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Standardizing variables and interpreting coefficient estimates

I standardized my explanatory variables so that each variable has a mean of 0 and standard deviation of 1 to improve convergence of the fitting algorithm and putting the estimated coefficients on the ...
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Interpretation of scaled data in a logistic regression analysis

I have a variable (distance to road; measurement=meters; see below) that contains a right-skew and percentage data (0-100% based on amount of habitat in a moving window; see example below) in a ...
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In penalized regression models, should binary predictors be standardized?

It is generally agreed that in penalized regression models, such as ridge regression, the lasso, and the elastic net, one should standardize the predictors (such as dividing each by its SD) so that ...
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Can I use z-scores to compare data measured in different units?

I am trying to compare the accuracy of two different methods of estimating biomass. This data is in the form of percentage cover (and is arcsine transformed). I also have the real biomass values, ...
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R code for standardized coefficents and model effect size using nlme

I have fit a longitudinal random effects model using nlme and I prefer nlme because I can get p-values. While working with a ...
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Comparing within-subject z-scores (survey data)

I have some messy survey data, wherein one group of interest (cut on one self-reported behavior) rated every single attribute (7-point Likert scales) higher than any other group. I think this has ...
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Standardizing vs differencing to remove non stationarity

To remove non stationarity in a time series, we can standardize the time series by subtracting the mean and dividing by the standard deviation. We can also keep differencing the time series until the ...
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Raw values vs SDS for linear regression?

I have data on age, gender, height, weight and a health variable (call it yvar) which is a continuous variable in the range of 50-150. The age is in the range of 5-15 years (a study of children). I ...
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Calculate trending of content from multiple sources

I'm not fantastically mathematical so please excuse any mis steps. Let me start with what I'm trying to do: I have news sources, for example: A. Washington Post B. TechCrunch C. Krebs on Security ...
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Multiple Regression - Converting Standardized Coefficients to Unstandardized

I recently performed a multiple linear regression using a standardized set of data, and I was wondering if it possible to convert the standardized coefficients from the regression into usable ...
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Estimating mortality rates with direct age-standardization

I'm attempting to calculate the mortality rates of AMI (acute myocardial infarction) in patients (cases) with high bloodpressure, between the years 2001 to 2008. For every case I have 2 matched ...
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Is there a way to characterize the position of a point in a distribution that takes higher moments into account?

When summarizing a location in a distribution, we can take the mean into account by simply calculating $x-\mu$. We can take the standard deviation into account by calculating a Z score ...
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What is a good paper or book to understand standardization and normalization of data with different units of measurement?

I am dealing with data with different units of measurement for NYC neighborhoods and I am trying to build a composite score with it. For example, I have total population by neighborhood, mean income ...
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Retrieving the Unstandardised coefficients from a Standardised Regression

Is it possible to retrieve the Unstandardised Regression Coefficients from a Standardised Regression? If so, how is does one do this in order to use the coefficients to make predictions on new data? ...
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Coefficient value from glmnet

I am running glmnet for the first time and I am getting some weird results. My dataset has n = 139; p = 70 (correlated variables) I am trying to estimate the effect of each variable for both, ...
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When do we have to standardize/normalize data?

I have to perform an independent group t-test and have unequal variances. From what I understand, the solution is to transform the data. To transform it, do I standardize it? Or simple use log10 to ...
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Do I have to standardize my data to calculate variance?

I have 2 groups/samples. Correct me if I'm wrong, but before doing an independent-group t-test we have to verify the homogeneity of variance with Hartley's F-max test. When doing this test, we have ...
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e1071: does the tune function do the scaling?

I'm using tune to choose the optimal gamma and cost hyperparameters for a RBF SVM. As feature scaling is essential, my question is: does the tune function do the scaling?
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How to name the concept of the mean shift divided by the standard deviation

In the context of a paper dealing with Statistical Quality Control, I am defining and using the concept of the mean shift divided by the standard deviation of a (normally distributed one-dimensional) ...
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Unstandardize the slope of standardised variables in a linear regression

If I standardize my dependent and independent variable, and run a linear regression between them, the slope estimate which I have will be standardised. The variables were standardised by subtracting ...
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Should I standardize or rescale with polynomial regression as alternative to difference scores?

I am working with a model that uses polynomial regression combined with response surface modelling as an alternative to difference scores in regression: ...
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Standardization and autoregressive process

If I have an autoregression with an exogenous variable and standardized the exogenous variable to better interpret the coefficients, can I standardize the dependent autoregressive component also so ...
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z-score and Normal Distribution

I have what is probably a pretty stupid question but for whatever reason I have not been able to find an answer so here goes.... It's my understanding that a z-score can only be calculated and ...
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Is standardisation and normalisation of data required before clustering when I have only 1 variable?

I have a data with only 1 variable. I need to use K-means clustering on it. Do I need to apply normalisation and/or standardisation on the data?
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transforming of standardised effect size in MuMIN package

I ran the following model ...
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lmer: standardized regression coefficients

I have analyzed some data (the exact nature of which, I assume, is irrelevant for this question) using linear mixed effects models with the lmer() function from lme4. There has been at least one ...
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Standardized coefficients for linear models with numeric and factor variables in multiple linear regression using scale() function in R

I have on question regarding standardized coefficients (beta) in linear models. I have already asked one question here. From the answers I assume that I should use R's ...
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standardization within time series and across groups (nested data)

I read through the previous threads concerning standardization of variables, but unfortunately have not found an answer whether it is justifiable or necessary to z-standardize values across groups ...
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z scores, highest percentile ranking, different distributions

Let a value $x$ have a z-score of (say) $+0.10$. With respect to which distribution(s) can $x$ have the highest percentile ranking: normal, positively skewed, or negatively skewed?
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Symbol to indicate normalized or standardized variables

Is there a symbol to indicate that variables have been standardized? For example, if I have 2 different scoring functions Score1 and Score2. Let's say I want to form a combo score and show that the ...
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Standardized coefficient for a categorical variable in logistic regression

I would like to rank independent variables in a logistic regression model based on relative importance. I've read about standardizing the variables prior to entering them in the model. So in this ...
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R- yaimpute - standarize value before KNN for imputation

I need to impute data before running a logistic regression. I'm trying the package yaimpute but I realized that it doesn't standarize before imputing. I created a sample matrix to view so: ...
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WHO Z-scores for bench-marking child growth: usage and interpretation

I have a data set which consists of two disjoint groups of children. I would like to compare the nutritional statuses of the two groups. Luckily, I have some anthropometrical measurements of the ...
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How to interpret the regression slope of standardised variables

my y variable is crop production (in kg/ha) and x variable is rainfall (mm). In a linear regression, if the slope is 0.5. I would say, 'if rainfall increases by 1 mm yield increases by 0.5 kg/ha.' ...
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Compare influence of same set of independet variables on two different dependet variables

I'm currently doing two multiple linear regressions. Each of them with the same set of predictors (measurements for real estate quality) $X_1,...,X_n$, but with different dependent variables (one of ...
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Standardizing variables at item or index level: Does it make a difference?

I'm running some multiple group CFA models comparing covariance structure by race/ethnicity and have survey data from 6th, 8th, 10th and 12th graders. My supervisor has told me to combine 6th and 8th ...
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Proper use of the coefficient of variation

I have a variety of samples, each with a different standard deviation and mean. The coefficient of variation $CV$ = ${\sigma} / {\mu}$ defines the amount of variation in a population or sample around ...
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Does feature standardization always make sense?

I wonder if feature scaling like this makes always sense for neural networks: Let $T$ be the training set and $x_i \in \mathbb{R}^n$ with $d_i \in T$ be the feature vector of $d_i$. Then add another ...
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standardization to obtain unit variance

I've come across some papers in where certain forecast errors are standardized to have unit variance. Unfortunately that's the only information they provide and I have no idea on how to ...