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batch renormalization questions

I was going in details through paper about batch renormalization (arxiv link). I don't quite understand two things there. Maybe there is anyone who faced similar issues / knows the answer and could ...
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Improved/novel/useful Hazard Rate Analysis Based on Approximating the Derivative of Log Survival Ratio?

Those acquainted with the Hazard Function Analysis are likely familiar with the literature which notes that a hazard ratio can be expressed as the derivative of the log of the survival function (which ...
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Is this statement about the sum of quantiles correct?

Let $X$ and $Y$ be continuous random variables both having some density, not identically distributed but independent. Imagine I'm interested in the quantile $q_{X+Y}(\alpha)$ for some $\alpha \in (0,1)...
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Why is the formula for the density of a transformed random variable expressed in terms of the derivative of the inverse?

In this very nice answer, the intuitive explanation of the formula for the density of a transformed random variable, $Y = g(X)$, leads naturally to an expression like $$f_Y(y) = \frac{f_X(g^{-1}(y))}{...
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Partial derivative of composite function of functional data

I would like to find the partial derivative of $f(y)$ with respect to c where $y$ follows multivariate normal/Gaussian density $N(x(t),\sigma^2I_n)$ i.e. $f(y)=(2\pi)^{-n/2}|\sigma^2I_n|^{-1/2}exp[-1/...
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Limit of Integration of continuous function

How to evaluate the following limit- $$\lim_{n \to \infty} \int_0^1 \int_0^1\cdots\int_0^1 f \bigg(\frac{x_1 + x_2 + \cdots + x_n}{n} \bigg) dx_1 dx_2....dx_n$$. Here $f()$ is a continuous function $f:...
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Deriving OLS estimator

In my course on linear models we derived the OLS estimator by minimizing the residuals $F(\phi) = (Y-X\phi)'(Y-X\phi)$. However there is one step that I do not understand: to find the minimum over all ...
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Rewriting the probability density function as a probability function

Letting $dt$ be an infinitesimal interval, what is the argument to that $$f(t | H_{t_n})\;dt = P (t \in [t,t+dt] | H_{t_n}),$$ where $H_{t_n}$ denotes the history of the previous points before $t$? I ...
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Calculus in Moment Generating Function

On page 156 of the Statistics textbook, "Mathematical Statistics and Data Analysis" by John A. Rice, I came up with two questions on the section about Moment Generating Functions: 1. Why ...
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Is the sample mean of the gradient the same as the gradient of the sample mean?

By the law of large numbers, given a continuous random vector $\mathbf{x}$, then: $$ \mathbb{E}[\mathbf{x}] \approx \frac{1}{N} \sum_{i=1}^{N} \mathbf{x}_i $$ Where $\mathbf{x}_1,\mathbf{x}_2,...,\...
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Algebra: When calculating the variance of Zero-inflated Poisson dist

I am deriving the variance of zero-inflated Poisson distribution, whose PMF is $$ P(X=k) = \begin{cases} \pi + (1-\pi)e^{-\lambda} \; , \; if \; k=0 \\ (1- \pi) e^{-\lambda} \frac{\lambda^k}{k!} \; , \...
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A question about Grad-CAM method

During computation of $α^c_k$ while backpropagating gradients with respect to activations, the exact computation amounts to successive matrix products of the weight matrices and the gradient with ...
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How to differentiate the hinge loss?

I'm asked to differentiate the following hinge loss term. $$ \dfrac{1}{n}\sum _{\left( x_{i},y_{1}\right) \in S}\sum _{j'=1}L\left( w^{j'};\left( x_{i},y_{i}\right) \right) $$ where $$ L\left( w^{j'};\...
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Approximate / Standardize value in certain range

I have table with numeric values like ...
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Backpropogation Derivatives

I've been working on trying to understand the backpropogation algorithm and the calculus behind it, and in my work I have stumbled across a sort of odd situation. I am just practicing on a 1 input, 1 ...
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What is the mean average of $y=kg^t$ from $t=a$ to $t=b$ [closed]

Mean average of $y$ in $y=kg^t$ from $t=a$ to $t=b$. $g$ is a constant, $t$ varies. I have looked this up in textbooks and online and all I can find is the mean average of a function where $t$ is a ...
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Is there a smart algorithm of finding the maximum of $X^{\top}a$ with $X$ and $a$ both belong to some compact convex set? [closed]

Suppose $X\in\mathcal{X}\subset R^k$ and $a\in\mathcal{A}\subset R^k$, where $\mathcal{X}$ and $\mathcal{A}$ are both compact convex set. Is there a systematic way of finding the maximum of $X^{\top}a$...
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Book recommendations needed - building foundational knowledge for ISL - Introduction to Statistical Learning (by Gareth James)

I'm trying to build a data science base from scratch. I started a book called Introduction to Statistical Learning by Gareth James and found that there are many mathematical & statistical concepts ...
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Differentiating $ (y-X\beta)^T(y - X \beta) $ with respect to $\beta$

How do I differentiate $$ (y-X\beta)^T(y - X \beta) $$ with respect to $\beta$. The result I saw was $$X^T(y - X\beta)$$
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How does truncated power basis function imposed the continuity constraint for each knot in splines

This was sort of answered in this post Truncated power basis function and continuity in b-splines Using high-enough powers in [truncated power][1] functions allows you to "match up" not ...
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Evaluating the integral using conjugate distributions

Hello I just want to verify that I am evaluating this integral correctly. When I implement it in code values seem to be incorrect. could be my implementation though. Thank you for the second pair of ...
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Backpropagation through time for stacked RNNs

I was able to find the partial derivative of the cost function with respects to a single variable without much difficulty. However, this requires propagating backwards through the network for each ...
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Evaluation of Limit involved in the proof of Asymptotic Unbiasedness

We know that $S^{2}$ is an unbiased estimator of $\sigma^{2}$ and $S$ is a biased estimator of $\sigma$. But if $n\rightarrow\infty$, then $S$ is an asymptotically unbiased estimator of $\sigma$. I ...
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Derivation of M step for Gaussian mixture model

Summary So to summarize my question, how can I take \begin{align} = \sum_{i=1}^{n}W_{i1} \left(log (1-\sum_{j=2}^{K}\pi_j) -\frac{1}{2} log(|\Sigma_1|) -\frac{d}{2} log(2\pi) -\frac{1}{2}(x_i-\mu_1)^{...
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Question about Functions of Several Random Variables

In the Mathematical Statistics and Data Analysis by John Rice, it states that for random variables $U,V$ which are functions of random variables $X,Y$, we have: We know that $$f_{UV}(u,v) = f_{XY}(h_1(...
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Correlation between normal and log-normal variables

(This is not a homework question.) Let $(X_1 \sim N(\mu_1,\sigma_1), X_2 \sim N(\mu_2, \sigma_2))$ be a bivariate normal random variable with the correlation between $X_1$ and $X_2$ given by $\rho$. ...
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Maths for deeply understanding backpropgation

I have been trying to develop a deeper understanding of Neural Networks so I can understand the libraries such as tensorflow and others. I have had good success with pereceptron models, and have a ...
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How does one compute a variational derivative?

The expected regression loss is given as:$$E[L]=\int\int \{y(\mathbf x)-t\}^2 p(\mathbf x,t)d\mathbf xdt$$ To minimise the expected loss,Euler Lagrange equation is used which goes like this in the ...
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Expected Predicted Error (EPE) with L1 loss

In Element of Statistical learning it is saying on page 20, equation 2.18. That using the L1 norm instead of the usual L2 norm leads to an $f(X)$ optimising the EPE being the median instead of the ...
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Why does the dimension of gradient and Hessian matrix not conform for this function?

The function is $f(\mathbf{x}) = e^{-\frac{1}{2}\mathbf{x^TAx}}$, where $\mathbf{A}$ is a square symmetric matrix, and $\mathbf{x}$ is an n-vector. What I found were: $$ \begin{align*} \nabla f ...
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What is the first order derivative of linear regression's cost function using matrix calculus?

For linear regression's cost function J(b), where X is a n*m matrix, b is a m*1 vector and y is n*1 vector: First order derivative with respect to vector b (coefficients) is shown to be Using the ...
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On the convergence of infinite sum of a hypergeometric function resulted from a nested sum

I am interested in finding the CDF of the sum $U=\sum_{i=0}^N U_i$ where: $$F_{U_i}(x)=\sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac {2(-1)^nR^{k\alpha+n\alpha}x^{k+n}}{\Gamma(k)n!\theta^{k+n}(k+n)(k\alpha+n\alpha+2)}$$ ...
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How to approximate expectation and variance of an integral from a discrete Time series financial dataset?

I have discrete time series financial data, with time($u$), price($S$) and someVariable($q$) which looks something like this. ...
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Calculus with quadratic B-spline

After fitting a quadratic B-spline in R with the cobs package : Rbs <- cobs(x,y, constraint= "decrease", pointwise = con) I would like to do some calculus on ...
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what is the relation between change of variables in probability and calculus?

I want to know if the change of variables formula in probability is a special case of the change of variables in calculus, or something different. Trying to think for myself, first write the CoV for ...
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Symmetry between integrals including absolute value

So I came across below symmetry in my probability course that I can't understand. I understand how the lower bound changes when removing the absolute value operator, but how does the 2 disappear?
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A maximization problem involving random variables: a special case

Consider random variables $X$ and $Y$ that are jointly normally distributed, $$ \begin{pmatrix} X \\ Y \end{pmatrix} \sim \mathcal{N} \left[ \begin{pmatrix} \color{blue}0 \\ \mu_Y \end{pmatrix} , \...
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A maximization problem involving random variables

Consider random variables $X$ and $Y$ that are jointly normally distributed, $$ \begin{pmatrix} X \\ Y \end{pmatrix} \sim \mathcal{N} \left[ \begin{pmatrix} \mu_X \\ \mu_Y \end{pmatrix} , \begin{...
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How to calculate logarithmized average monthly returns

I am currently reading the following paper https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2750064 . On page 57 the researchers state that they calculate the logarithmized average monthly returns ...
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Find marginal distribution

The random vector $(X,Y)$ is uniformly distributed over $$D=\{(x,y): 0 \leq x \leq 2 , 0 \leq y \leq 2-x\}.$$ Find the marginal distribution of the random variables $X$ and $Y$. For the radom vector $...
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Derivative of expectation where the variable appears in the integration limit and in the integrand?

I want to calculate the derivative of $$\varphi(\mu) = \int_{-\infty}^{\mu} r(x-\mu) f(x)dx,$$ wrt to $\mu$, where $r$ is a function and $f$ is a density function. How can I account for the presence ...
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Why does Judea Pearl call his causal graphs Markovian?

In his texts on causality, Judea Pearl always refers to the simplest graphs he uses, i.e. the acyclic graphs with independent confounders, as Markovian. I don't see why these graphs contain anything ...
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Solving integrals in R

I would like to write an R function for solving the following equation: Essentially I would like to be able to set or vary the parameters values of "m" and "s" and those parameters in "p(t)" ...
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How to manually calculate odds ratio for continuous variables?

In school, long before learning about logistic models, I've been taught how to calculate odds ratios by hand. Formula was based on a contingency table, just like this: This is very easy to ...
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Properties of Kernel Density Estimators

Given Let $X \in \mathbb{R}$ be a real-valued random variable with theoretical probability density function (pdf) $f(x)$ and corresponding cumulative distribution function (cdf) $F(x)$. Let $X_1, X_2,...
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Threshold optimization with two parameters where first parameter need to be minimum and second value to be maximum

We have threshold values ranging from 1 to 10 where attributes p1, p2 increase with increase in threshold. Our intention is to find threshold with minimum p1 and maximum p2. It would be of great help ...
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Law of Iterated Expectations Example

Consider a randomized experiment (AB test), where $n$ units are randomized into the treatment group $T_i=1$ and control group $T_i=0$. Let $M_i\in P$ denote the observed value of a continuous variable ...
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Expectation / Summation inequality with multiple indices

Part of a solution to an exercise in the book Stochastic Processes From Application to Theory (exercise 87) is the following summations: $$\sum_{i\ge1}P\left(I_i \ge i \right) = \sum_{j \ge i\ge1}P\...
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Relationship between first and second order condition of convexity

Suppose we have a function $f(\boldsymbol{x})$ and its hessian, i.e $\nabla_{\boldsymbol{x}}^2f(\boldsymbol{x})$, equals $\mathbf{0}$. We know that for convexity $\nabla_{\boldsymbol{x}}^2f(\...
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What does gradient with respect to a function mean [duplicate]

I am trying to understand this paper better Greedy function approximation: A gradient boosting machine, but I start having difficulty at around Equation (6) and (7). What does a gradient w.s.t. to an ...