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Variance on the sum of predicted values from a mixed effect model on a timeseries

I have a mixed effect model (in fact a generalized additive mixed model) that gives me predictions for a timeseries. To counter the autocorrelation, I use a corCAR1 model, given the fact I have ...
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SVD of correlated matrix should be additive but doesn't appear to be

I'm just trying to replicate a claim made in the following paper, Finding Correlated Biclusters from Gene Expression Data, which is: Proposition 4. If $X_{IJ}=R_{I}C^{T}_{J}$. then we have: ...
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In a multi-level model, what are the practical implications of estimating versus not-estimating random effect correlation parameters?

In a multi-level model, what are the practical and interpretation-related implications of estimating versus not-estimating random effect correlation parameters? The practical reason for asking this ...
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Stability of cross-validation in Bayesian models

I'm fitting a Bayesian HLM in JAGS using k-fold cross-validation (k=5). I'd like to know whether estimates of parameter $\beta$ are stable across all folds. What's the best way to do this? One idea ...
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Mixed model vs. Pooling Standard Errors for Multi-site Studies - Why is a Mixed Model So Much More Efficient?

I've got a data set consisting of a series of "broken stick" monthly case counts from a handful of sites. I'm trying to get a single summary estimate from two different techniques: Technique 1: Fit a ...
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EM maximum likelihood estimation for Weibull distribution

Note: I am posting a question from a former student of mine unable to post on his own for technical reasons. Given an iid sample $x_1,\ldots,x_n$ from a Weibull distribution with pdf $$ f(x) = k ...
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When is binomial distribution function above/below its limiting Poisson distribution function?

Let $B(n,p,r)$ denote the binomial distribution function (DF) with parameters $n \in \mathbb N$ and $p \in (0,1)$ evaluated at $r \in \{0,1,\ldots,n\}$: \begin{equation} B(n,p,r) = \sum_{i=0}^r ...
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Gaussian Ratio Distribution: Derivatives wrt underlying $\mu$'s and $\sigma^2$s

I'm working with two independent normal distributions $X$ and $Y$, with means $\mu_x$ and $\mu_y$ and variances $\sigma^2_x$ and $\sigma^2_y$. I'm interested in the distribution of their ratio ...
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Estimating variance of center-censored Normal samples

I have normally-distributed processes from which I get small samples (n typically 10-30) that I want to use to estimate variance. But frequently the samples are so close together that we can't ...
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Statistical test suggestion

I need to find an appropriate statistical test (likelihood ratio test, t-test, etc.) on the following: Let $\{X_i;Y_i\}^n_{i=1}$ be an i.i.d. sample of a random vector $(X;Y)$ and assume that $\bigl( ...
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How to test equality of variances with circular data

I am interested in comparing the amount of variability within 8 different samples (each from a different population). I am aware that this can be done by several methods with ratio data: F-test ...
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Training a basic Markov Random Field for classifying pixels in an image

I am attempting to learn how to use Markov Random Fields to segment regions in an image. I do not understand some of the parameters in the MRF or why the expectation maximisation I perform fails to ...
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How much smaller can $p$ values from ANOVA's $F$-test be vs. those from multiple $t$-tests on the same data?

Intro: Having noted the attention received today by this question, "Can ANOVA be significant when none of the pairwise t-tests is?," I thought I might be able to reframe it in an interesting way that ...
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Inference on fixed effects in a mixed effects model

I have correlated data and am using a logistic regression mixed effects model to estimate the individual level (conditional) effect for a predictor of interest. I know that for standard marginal ...
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Does a median-unbiased estimator minimize mean absolute deviance?

This is a follow-up but also a different question of my previous one. I read on wikipedia that " A median-unbiased estimator minimizes the risk with respect to the absolute-deviation loss function, ...

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