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### How are differential equations and stochastic differential equations different?

In the simplest terms, how are differential equations and stochastic differential equations different? As far as I can tell, SDEs are PDEs or ODEs, where the derivative of some function wrt itself is ...
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### Forecasting new product sales - pre launch

Product X is due to launch in 6 months time and I am looking for a method to estimate what the sales of this product could likely be in 3 years time. Product X belongs to a category of products for ...
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### Carré du champ operator is a quadratic variation

Let $X_t$ be a real valued Markov process (starting at $x$) with generator $L$. Let $\Gamma(f)$ denote Carré du champ operator i.e. $L(f^2) - 2f \cdot L (f)$. As far as I know under suitable ...
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### Fit drift diffusion model with trial-type dependent input strength

I want to fit a drift diffusion model to a task which involves multiple decisions (n=400) between two different valuable choice options . I do understand how I would do that in general, also with the ...
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### What is the likelihood function of the starting time of diffusion?

I need to find the likelihood that a set of molecules was instantaneously released at time $t_0$, say $t_0=0$. Toy System Example: Let $N$ be the set of molecules released from a specific point in a ...
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### Computing properties of non-uniform random walk/diffusion

I have a lot of numerical data which I'm looking to characterise as a (possibly continuous) random walk with variable (in space) step size, for example, along $x$ between $-1$ and $1$ with a step size ...
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### 2 Dimensional Random Walk Simulation

I am trying to simulate random diffusion of particles using a random walk diffusion model. I have used probabilities of movement of particles in a 2D area, to be 1/4 in all 4 directions. The confusion ...
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### confusion about root mean squared distance in 1 dimensional random walk

I was just introduced to the concept of a random walk while reading the Feynman lectures on physics, Volume 1. There was something in the explanation there that confused me, so I tried looking online ...
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### Theoretical link between the graph diffusion/heat kernel and spectral clustering

The graph diffusion kernel of a Graph is the exponential of its Laplacian $\exp(-\beta L)$ (or a similar expression depending on how you define the kernel). If you have labels on some vertices, you ...
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### Diffusion coefficient from double-normal probability density function

The spread of individuals of species is often described by so-called dispersal kernels. The main parameter of spread is then often the variance defined as the average squared movement distance of a ...