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### Cholesky decomposition or alternative for negatively correlated data simulations

I want to generate some signals that have a correlation distribution around a specific pre-defined correlation value (i.e., the distribution of the values of their correlation matrix is around a ...
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### How to use the Cholesky decomposition, or an alternative, for correlated data simulation

I use Cholesky decomposition to simulate correlated random variables given a correlation matrix. The thing is, the result never reproduces the correlation structure as it is given. Here is a small ...
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### IRF function with several exogenous covarites (SVAR model)

How to interpret an IRF function with exogenous covariates. Example: Small open economy which I control for foreign variables (Endogenous variables cannot influence the exogenous variables). The ...
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### Is it possible to enter a variable into an SVAR with a lead?

Consider, for simplicity, a bivariate SVAR(p) model. Structure is imposed through Choleski, whereby $Y_{1,t}$ is ordered first, before $Y_{2,t}$. Now, when estimating the SVAR(p) model, let's say for ...
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### How to show that $X = LY$ where $Y\sim N(0,I)$?

Let $X\sim MVN(0,\Sigma)$ denote a random vector having the multivariate normal distribution with mean $0$ and covariance matrix $\Sigma$. Suppose we want to sample from $X\sim MVN(0,\Sigma)$. ...
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### Geometric interpretation of Cholesky Decomposition

I understand that a square matrix, say $A$, can be thought of as a linear transformation within the same space. I could be as simple as basis change or some other transformation. In this way of ...
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### Difference between sparse cholesky and cholesky decomposition

I am confused as to the difference between the regular cholesky decomposition and the sparse cholesky decomposition (i.e. that which is performed by LAPACK's CHOLMOD...
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### Why use upper triangular Cholesky?

Software packages seem to prefer to work with the upper triangular part of the Cholesky factorization, see for example cholupdate. Why is this? It seems that it is ...
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### Explain how eigen helps inverting a matrix

My question relates to a computation technique exploited in geoR:::.negloglik.GRF or geoR:::solve.geoR. In a linear mixed model ...
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### R: difference between Generalized Least Square and the Standard Least Squares with Cholesky

According to Wikipedia (source of all truth and knowledge...), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generalized_least_squares#Properties a weighted least square regression is equivalent to a standard least ...
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### Mahalanobis distance for highly multivariate random variable

I have to compute the Mahalanobis distance for a $10^6$ dimensional multivariate random variable. What is the best (and fastest) way to do this? I am currently taking cholesky decomposition of the ...
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### Choleski decomposition of the covariance matrix

I have a process described as $r_t = \mu + \Sigma_t^{1/2}z_t$ where $z_t$ is let's say a standard normal distribution residual and $\Sigma_t$ is the conditional covariance matrix. The $t$ stands ...
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### numpy.linalg.cholesky of correlation matrix with small eigenvalue gives error [duplicate]

When doing a Cholesky decomposition of a covariance matrix with very low eigenvalues, numpy.linalg.cholesky and ...
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### Can I use the Cholesky-method for generating correlated random variables with given mean?

I want to generate correlated random variables with a given correlation matrix, means, and variances. Does the Cholesky decomposition only work when the initial random variables are iids with the same ...
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### Mahalanobis distance with LDL decomposition

I've got an extended Kalman filter with innovation covariance defined as $\mathbf{W}=\mathbf{H}\mathbf{P}\mathbf{H}^\textrm{T} + \mathbf{R}$. I want to know the squared Mahalanobis distance $\|z\|^2$ ...
Le us create N independent and identitcally distributed (iid) normal random vectors with zero mean and specific covariance matrix. Each vector is of size p. Let $\Sigma$ be the specific covariance ...