# Questions tagged [calculus]

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### Finding integral of minimum function. yn(1-y)^(n-1)

This is for a homework question in which I am trying to find the $E(Y_n = min\{X_1,...,X_n\}$). So far I have found that the minimum cdf, as below. The minimum of $X_i$ is when all of $X_i > x$. ...
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### What is the right method to estimate rate of change in daily values over a period of time?

I would like to ask you what is the best (or the right way) to calculate the rate of change in air temperature over a period of time and then see how this rate changes over time. Daily air temperature ...
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### Is there local minimums in MSE function?

Here is "mean squared error" function: C = $\frac{1}{2n}$ * $\sum(length(y - a)^2)$ As I understand, this is like paraboloid in multidimensional space. So, I guess, there is only one extremum: global ...
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### How to differentiate the distribution function of lognormal distribution with respect to its parameters?

How to differentiate the distribution function of lognormal distribution with respect to its parameters? What solution will we get? I know if differentiate wrt variable, we will get density function.!
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### Conditional Density Estimate Loss. Why the double integral?

I read RFCDE: Random Forests for Conditional Density Estimation. Just like it sounds, these folks trained random forests for making conditional density estimates. At inference time, density estimates ...
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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 ...