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### In elbow curve how to find the point from where the curve starts to rise? [closed]

I am computing a distance on my data. The result is then being sorted in ascending order. The samples having distance more than a specific threshold are to be marked as outliers and will be discarded. ...
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### Similarity of form of two curves

Currently I'm working on a project on finding out the similarity of two movies based on the sentiment analysis I did on their subtitles. I measured the sentiment of each individual sentence and paired ...
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### Should Learning Curves be Plotted only on Train or the Entire Dataset?

In order to compare a few models to start my ML project, first I split the dataset into train and test, and then performed nested CV on the training set only and got my fair estimate of true risk on ...
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### What defines a plateau in a saturation curve?

I am working on a dynamic visual. To be more specific, it is a saturation curve (also known as accumulative/cumulative curve that reaches to a maximum of 100%. I am trying to define a variable that ...
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### What method can I use to produce a single curve from a number of curves?

I am looking for a good method to combine a set of curves into a single curve. Those curves have been produced by performing a measurement/testing n-number of times under similar conditions. What I ...
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### how to calculate curvature of multivariate function?

EDIT1: tried to clarify the question Context In the context of an MCMC investigation of non-linear interaction effects in dichotomous models, I am creating data generating processes based on the ...
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### How to represent local significant differences between curves

I want to compare some curves to a 'normality corridor', and I would like to show in what regions (x values) the difference is significant.Take the example below, where I want to compare the dashed ...
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### How to compare curves behavior?

I want to know how I can compare the "behavior of curves" and see what curves behave more similar. In the link below, in the 1st graph we have 4 curves through out time. http://www.sooty.ca/sooty/BDI....
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### ROC curve:difference between FPR x TPR and false positives x true positives

Background I'm trying to understand ROC curves, however I sometimes read that you can simply go one up for a True positive (TP) and one to the right for a False positive (FP), as mentioned here: ...
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### ROC curve: small focused sample vs large sample

Background I'm currently reading the book Data ming: practical machine learning tools and techniques and came across the following ROC curve: The text corresponding to this figure: Method A ...
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### Choosing estimator based on Precision-Recall Curve

I hope you will help with this one. Below you see my Precision-Recall curves after performing 10-fold Stratified Cross Validation on my dataset. Note that my dataset is imbalanced that's why I'm ...
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### “Changing” standard deviation?

I will admit to being just a hair about a novice when it comes to stats, but I feel like I have a decent working knowledge of things such as normal distribution, linear curves, standard deviations, ...
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### How can Precision-Recall (PR) curves be used to judge overall classifier performance when Precision and Recall are class based metrics?

How can Precision-Recall (PR) curves be used to judge overall classifier performance when Precision and Recall are class based metrics? Since in a binary classifier, there are two classes, often ...
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### Logistic-regression probability score used for reordering rows for plotting ROC curve: is it the actual, positive, or negative class probability?

I want to draw my own ROC curve, such as explained in the accepted answer to this question: Understanding ROC curve However, it isn't clearly explained what the 'score' used represents. It is used ...
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### ROC AUC and PR AUC: Are the AUC values different for each class?

When dealing with a binary classification problem, where the decision function threshold is being varied from 0 to 1 at step 0.1: When calculating the Area Under the Curve (AUC) for a ROC Curve plot (...
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### Normal distribution curve percentages

Lets assume I’m grading following a normal distribution but instead of having a standard grading scale from A to F I have a grading scale from A to J with no plus or minus. Whats the percentage for ...
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### Vertically translated depreciation curve: Update the exponential regression coefficient

I have an exponential regression equation that I use to predict the condition of roads. The equation can be found on page 53 of the original master's thesis: Development of a Flexible Framework for ...
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### How to extend the dynamic time warping to 3D Cartesian space

I already searched the topics here but couldn't figure out clearly what to do so I'm asking here. I have thousands of fiber tracts (the outputs of a tractography algorithm on brain diffusion MRI) that ...
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### Exponential regression trendline does not match data

I'm attempting to generate an exponential regression equation using Excel 2010. I plan to use the equation to predict the future condition of roads. I've mocked up a simple chart in Excel using the ...
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### Clustering curves

I am trying to cluster gas wells based on their production behavior based on Gas/Water ratio vs cumulative water produced plots. Would appreciate suggestions to solve this problem.
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### Road condition: Project future condition by appending part of a deterioration curve?

I inspect a road network's condition every three years: ...
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### Constant Curve for Cumulative Binomial

I am simulating traffic flow and have come across a rather interesting statistics problem that I'm having trouble wrapping my head around. I am modeling a stretch of road comprised of 2 lanes. Lets ...
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### Curve disaggregation with neural network

I have to extract a specific curve from an aggregate curve. An example is illustrated in the picture below, the blue curve is the aggregate curve, and I want to extract the red curve from the latter. ...
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### Statistical test to use to compare EMG waveforms with only the mean and sd?

I have to compare processed EMG waveforms (smooth curves) that I recorded from 7 different leg muscles of 4 different subjects to reference EMG data (Winter book). The problem is that for the ...
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### Comparing two (or more) curves

I'm rather new to R and statistics. I'm analyzing intonation curves (time, fundamental frequency), and I'm interested in comparing pitch curves of different speakers. I am particularly interested in ...
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### Getting ROC curve from markov chain in r

I've been working on some attribution modeling in R, following the markov chain-based methodology described here. In order to compare the sensitivity and specificity trade-offs of using models of ...
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### The issue of quantile curves crossing each other

While trying to perform some quantile regressions on some data I have encountered a classic problem: the 0.25,0.50, 0.75, 0.95 quantile curves are crossing each other (I am dealing with linear curves)....
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### Measuring magnitude of variation between 2 one-phase association exponential curves

I am currently testing the independence of two unpaired conditions A and B; with each condition representing a set of 12 values (aka bins) that compose a one-phase association exponential curve. Each ...
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### Does it take progressively fewer EXTRA correct answers to move up a grading curve in standardised exams?

A previous year's grading curve for an exam I will be sitting is : Assuming the exam has 100 (or any number of) questions each equally weighted, will it take fewer extra correct answers to move up ...
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### How to measure if data conforms to logarithmic curve

I am collecting data that should closely resembles a logarithmic curve. I have many datasets. How can I measure how closely each dataset resembles a logarithmic curve and call out any outlying ...
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### Extracting values from a sigmoidal dose curve

I need to extract the real lethal doses from a sigmoidal dose curve from a probit model. The doses (mg) are the X-Axis and were log transformed. Model parameters were not reported, only that the true ...
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### Average curve from set of curves

I have done some initial analyses on some patient datasets regarding neuro-degenerative diseases. A method I've used is DFA (Detrended Fluctuation Analysis) in MATLAB, which produced a family of ...
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### Why is the “training score” I get from the learning curve of Multinomial Naive Bayes so different from the training score of the Bernoulli version?

I'm comparing the learning curves of Bernoulli and Multinomial Naive Bayes using the 20_newsgroups dataset from scikit-learn for text-classification. I considered both the "training score" and the "...
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### Describe a curve by other than formula, fitting or interpolation

I have a curve defined by a set of $(x,y)$ given points. After ploting these points I get : My aim is to study the sensitivity of the operation that results these points. In order to do that, the ...
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### Name of type of curve that uses x value as a divisor for y

What is (or is there) a name of a curve that is on X and Y axis, where the Y value is divided by X? For example, Y at X being 1 = 100, Y at 2 = 100/2 Y at 3 = 100/3. The type of curve I am thinking ...
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### In statistical terminology, what is the opposite of “peak”?

When we see a curve (or a normal distribution), we describe the highest value as "peak". Let's imagine we have a curve with only a minimum value (like an inverted hat), what do we call that minimum ...
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### Fitting the differences between two curves [closed]

The problem I'm trying to solve is to algorithmically figure out whether two curves converge or diverge in a graph (visually the problem is almost trivial). For examples: The left one is convergence, ...
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### find a general formula between two parameters using curve-fit

I am trying to study the relationship between two parameters say A and B for an image. For a single scene S1, I take 20 images ...
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### How do I detect the “corner” in a set of data as it arrives?

Apologies from the start if my terminology is inaccurate, but what I have is a series of measurements that are made over a short time period from a hardware device to which I have just supplied a ...
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### Comparison method for curves using percentiles

I have a question regarding the use of quantiles for determining the enveloppe of a curve. This is what I am doing: I have a continuous variable ("var") that I turned discrete using cut ("var_cut"), ...
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### Statistical comparison between two curves

I have two time course experiments of the same study, and I want to determine if the time course curve is statistically significant or not. Let's say I treated a group of people with drug A, measure ...
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### Curvilinear relationship with moderator

I am trying to moderate a curve and determine which equation I should follow. A simple curvilinear relationship has the following equation: (1) $Y = b_0 + b_1X + b_2X^2$ (i.e. a linear term and a ...
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### How to determine signficant difference between 2 curves?

I have data on age, gender and weights of children. For example: ...
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### Comparing Learning Rates using Unit Curve in R

I have data for an experiment where 2 groups (Role) were tested over 3 consecutive trials for a task and time to complete task was recorded in sec. I wanted to compare the learning curves of the two ...
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### Comparing two curves with peaks

I have a question about analysis method and I would be very grateful for the help! So, I have two groups: Active and Placebo, each group is measured for 20 different concentrations (from 1 to 20) 6 ...
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### Average multiple precision recall curves

I have a binary classifier that I evaluate using cross validation. The classifier gives me a score for each observation and for each of the test sets I use a varying threshold to compute precision and ...
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### Types of growth curves that can be compared using statmod compareGrowthCurves

I'm using the function compareGrowthCurves in the R package statmod, but I can't seem to find an explanation of what types of curve this is valid for. Does anyone ...
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### Integrate first derivation - area under curve of first derivation

I want to calculate the area under the first derivate. Can I do that with splinefun()? ...
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### Gaussian Process for Closed Curves

A Gaussian process gives a probability distribution over functions that pass through the data points. Is there a way to parameterize the Gaussian process to give a probability distribution over closed ...