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When a random variable is distributed according to some parameterized distribution, where the parameter itself is a random variable. Also known as a "mixture" distribution, but the term "mixture" also has other senses in statistics.

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Maximum likelihood estimate for multivariate sum of normal distributions

For each $j = 1,\dots,N$, let $\mu_j \in \mathbb{R}^N$ denote a known column vector, $\Sigma_j \in \mathbb{R}^{N\times N}$ a known covariance matrix, and $\theta_j \in \mathbb{R}$ an unknown parameter,...
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Compendium or catalog of compound distributions?

Does anyone know of a good compendium or catalog of compound distributions, or finite mixture representations of those distributions? I am trying to find out to what extent the common multi-...
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Compounding a gamma distribution with another distribution to yield a gamma

I have a gamma distributed random variable $X$, with its mean $\mu$ distributed as some other function $$ X \sim \text{Gamma}(\mu,k)\\ \mu \sim P(\theta) $$ What is the distribution $P(\theta)$ such ...
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When can a finite mixture of distributions drawn from a distributional family be well-described by a distribution from the same family?

This question is motivated by a situation that we frequently encounter in economic variables. We believe that the overall distribution of some variable is well approximated by a particular ...
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Compound Distributions --- Basic Techniques and Key General Results from First Principles

Could someone please point me to a source with notation, terminology, key results and basic techniques to approach compound distributions? Definition Compound probability distribution is the ...
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Sampling Variance of Sample Proportion with a Discarded Outcome

Question: A random experiment with three exhaustive and mutually exclusive outcomes $A, B, C$ is performed $n$ times, resulting in a sample of outcomes $X_1, X_2, \ldots, X_n$. The following statistic ...
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Random forest on compound analysis and input data permutation

I am using a random forest model to associate climate variables with a specific type of impact, which is measured as the likelihood of failure (therefore, classification). The choice of random forest ...
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Compound beta-binomial and beta distribution

I have a process that is modelled by a beta-binomial, parametrised by mean $\mu$ and correlation $\rho = 1/(\alpha+\beta+1)$ (as per dbetabinom in the R VGAM package). I know $\rho$, but the mean $\...
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Estimate partially observed Poisson process

I try to estimate the intensity of a Poisson process $P_1$, but it is not fully observable. There are some "obervers" coming to the system which follow another Poisson process $P_2$. In ...
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Looking for the name of a distribution and/or a way to calculate its cumulative distribution function

For parameters $\nu_1$, $\nu_2$, $\lambda$, define random variables using a chi-squared distribution and a non-central chi-squared distribution: $$ S \sim \chi^2_{\nu_2} / \nu_2 $$ $$ F \sim \frac{\...
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Compound Poisson process for demand

I have a demand pattern for a service part. Demand event rate of this part is Poisson distributed. Demand of the part is 3 times in a year. So the demand event rate is 0.25/Month. Each demand ...
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Compound Distribution --- Uniform Distribution with Normally Distributed Parameters

Could someone please point me to a source or suggest ways in which we can obtain the Distribution, Density Functions, Expected Value, etc. of a Uniform Distribution whose parameters are distributed ...
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How to fit a compound poisson distribution based on a small dataset?

Suppose I have this small data set and it is required to fit a compound poisson distribution based on the data [with respect to the the real blood corpuscular (x) per cell] available. \begin{array}{| ...
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Poisson Distribution Question- Viral Vector Integrations

The number of viral genomes that integrate in cells follows a poisson distribution (https://www.nature.com/articles/3302270). This assumes every target cell has the same infectivity. How does one ...
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Compound distribution

I'm trying to compute a maximum likelihood of compound Poisson exponential distribution in R by using EM-algorithm method. The distribution is defined by $∑N_j=1 Y_j$ where $Y_n$ is i.i.d sequence ...
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Derivation for mixed distribution, Poisson-Lindley

I want to derive the Poisson Lindley Distribution. $$ f_x(x|\lambda) = \frac{\lambda^{x-1}}{(x-1)!}e^{-\lambda} $$ $$f_x(x|p) = \frac{p^2}{(p+1)}(\lambda+1)e^{-\lambda p} $$ The Distribution of x, $...