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### When is it important for a practitioner to understand CIs?

I have a physician friend who asks me questions about stats. He gets confused about stuff, e.g., the definition of a confidence interval (CI) and its intricacies. For example, he finds the following ...
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### Finding a specific reference on the construction of a confidence interval where by inspection we can see it does contain the parameter

I realise this is a long shot but I am trying to find a reference to a specific example of a construction of a confidence interval which I came across in the past. My memory on this is hazy and I may ...
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### Real-world example of quantile loss used for evaluation

We can use quantile loss (a.ka. tick or pinball loss) for training a model or for evaluating predictions. (It is helpful to distinguish the two clearly, e.g. as done here.) I am interested in the ...
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### Support Vector Regression vs. Linear Regression

I am new to ML and I am learning the different algorithms one can use to perform regression. Keep in mind that I have a strong mathematical background, but I am new in the ML field. So I understand ...
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### Can using the IQR/Median help with this problem?

I have a set of data in tabular form which records the time it takes 500 people to bake a cake. Each person is assigned a single time: it may take Tom 30 minutes, or Mike 60 minutes to bake a cake. ...
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### Practical examples of multiplicative regression model

Majority of the examples of multiple regression in practice is written as additive model. Can you give me some practical examples of a multiplicative regression model (i.e. a model that can be fitted ...
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### Downward slope but Spearman correlation coefficient is positive and vice versa

Why the slope and the Rho value not the same? For examples, graph H-DSI shows downward slope but the Rho value is positive (P value=0.9603; r=0.009867). Hope someone can explain it. Thank you. H DSI ...
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### Is there a real example in which a correlation finally leads to the discovery of a non-trivial causal relationship?

More specifically, I am wondering if there is such an example satisfying the following criteria: The example happened after 1888, it would be better to be after 1900—I think few people have the ...
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### Examples of correlated Xs with opposite effect on Y [duplicate]

Could someone give me a simple real life example of how two things can be positively correlated, but they have different (opposite) effects on a third variable? I encountered this scenario and I'm ...
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### Symmetric distribution with finite Mean but no Variance

Is there a symmetric continuous distribution that has a finite mean, but no variance? What I've found so far: For instance the Pareto distribution satisfies everything but the symmetry, so I was ...
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### concrete example of degenracy

I was reading on degeneracy. Can someone give concrete example of following definition. A kernel $h$ is symmetric if it is invariant under permutations of its inputs. $S_m$ be symmetric group ...
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### Real-life example in which Markov chain Monte Carlo is desirable? [duplicate]

A typical introduction to the Metropolis--Hastings algorithm, and hence to Markov chain Monte Carlo techniques in general, starts with the following assumptions on some probability distribution $P(x)$ ...
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### Kwiatkowski–Phillips–Schmidt–Shin (KPSS) and Augmented Dickey–Fuller (ADF) Tests

I have been searching for a sample usage of the KPSS and ADF tests, however I can only find pages reporting examples using R or Python. The mathematical definition of the KPSS test also seems to be ...
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### How to use missForest in R for test data imputation?

I want to use the R missForest() function at work to perform missing value imputation. However, after reading up on the algorithm more, I can't decide how to impute ...
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### On the difference between the main effect in a one-factor and a two-factor regression

Consider a linear regression (based on least squares) on two predictors including an interaction term: $$Y=(b_0+b_1X_1)+(b_2+b_3X_1)X_2$$ $b_2$ here corresponds to the conditional effect of $X_2$ when ...
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### Statistics/Data Science: Real world example for a donut destribution?

I'm looking for different real world examples for donut distribution (in the statistic meaning). https://i.sstatic.net/VrGq4.jpg For the most other distributions, I found good examples. But for this ...
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### Am I understanding correctly the Maximum Entropy concept using a sentence?

In the sentence "The house is white", each word carries a different amount of information. If I remove the "The" from the sentence, almost nothing happens: you are still able to ...
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### Examples of positive definite periodic covariance matrices

My aim is to find a few examples of positive definite covariance matrices $\pmb{R} = \{R(s,t)\}_{s,t=1}^n$ that satisfy $$R(s,t) = R(s+T, t+T),~~~1\leq s,t \leq n-T,$$ where $T$, $1\leq T\leq n-1$, is ...
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### Question about latent variables in Co-integration Regression

I have a question about cointegration regression models as follows: Is it common to have latent variables or regressors with measurement error in the cointegrating regression model? Is it highly ...
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### Two random variables not correlated with normal distribution, whose sum is normal but which are not independent

The example based on the Rademacher distribution of two random variables, $X$ and $Y$, normally standard distributed, not correlated, but not independent, is well known. Additionally, in this example ...
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### Regression example for one-dimensional input

For some educational purposes, I need a realistic regression example where the input space is one-dimensional, i.e. $x\in\mathbb{R}$. I do not want to use any dummy approaches such as simulation from ...
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### Difference between instance-based and example-based Learning

I've read both the terms instance-based and example-based learning in some contexts, e. g. instance-based learning for label ranking and example-based for general text classification tasks. Is there ...
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### Negative autocorrelation in linear regressions : examples and consequences

I am wondering if there are classical (or not so classical) examples of negative autocorrelation in a regression model. To expalin the context : I am explaining OLS limitations, heterosckedasticity ...
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### Real world practical Outliers/Anomalies

I want to have some real life and practical examples for anomalies that can be expressed like a scenario. For example in a country following left-hand driving, a vehicle moving in a wrong direction ...
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### What are the first historical examples of meta-analysis?

I am researching the history of meta-analysis, and have found several interesting scholarly sources, going O'Rourke to Hedges, just to name two recent ones. On top of these authoritative sources, I ...