# Questions tagged [exchangeability]

A set of random variables is exchangeable when their joint distribution is invariant under any permutation of the random variables.

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### Permutation test comparing nested non-linear models with an exchangeable dummy variable

This question is closely related to an earlier question, but I realized my case was actually a lot more specific than the way I formulated it there, in ways that I think merit a separate answer. I ...
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### Are random variables sampled upon stopping rules exchangeable?

In this article from D. Berry https://www.jstor.org/stable/2684222?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents the author uses an example to introduce some limits of p-values in frequentists analyses. He takes an ...
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### Correlated Bernoulli Trials

Suppose there are $n$ dependent Bernoulli trials, $X_{1}$,...,$X_{n}$ with $% X_{j}\in \{1,0\}$ and $\Pr (X_{j}=1)=q$ for all $j=1,...,n$. For any $% n\geqslant 2$ dependent Bernoulli trials, in the ...
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### Can I predict if my sequence is exchangeable? [closed]

Supppose I have a sequence as so (which we can really think of as a sequence of smaller sequences): [[1 1 1 1 1 1], [2 2 2 2 2 2], [3 3 3 3 3 3], [4 4 4 4 4 4]] ...
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### Estimating Degrees of Freedom from Non-IID samples

Suppose I have some continuous data that's distributed according to $$x_i \sim p(X|\theta)$$ for some unknown parameters $\theta$. We may draw some $N$ samples from density $p$. Then we can say ...
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### Why are words in a document for bag-of-words model exchangeable but not independent?

I've been watching a talk (section between 07:20-08:00) given by Michael Jordan and I'm getting confused between independence and exchangeability. He says that "If we have a document and you ...
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### How the De Finetti's Representation Theorem works in this case?

For the special case of infinite sequence of $\{0,1\}$ valued random variables the theorem is stated as  Pr(x_1, \ldots, x_n) = \int_0^1 p^{(\sum_{i=1}^n x_i)}[1-p]^{(n - \sum_{i=1}^n x_i)} dQ(p)\,. ...
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### Which probability distributions are not exchangeable?

Are there any specific families of probability distribution which are not exchangeable by construction? I was thinking that the Hyper Geometric distribution would not be since it models random ...
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### What are some statistical tests for exchangeability of a data set?

The representation theorem of de Finetti is seen by some as motivation for the use of Bayesian and/or hierarchical modeling. In some settings, it may be plausible to assume measurements are ...
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### Notion of “the same” distribution in definitions of “iid” and “exchangable”

Schervish's (1995) Theory of Statistics defines exchangeability like this (p. 7): A finite set $X_1, …, X_n$ of random quantities is said to be exchangeable if every permutation of $(X_1, …, X_n)$ ...
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### When are observations not weakly exchangeable?

In the book "Common errors in statistics" https://www.amazon.com/Common-Errors-Statistics-Avoid-Them/dp/1118294394, I read the following statement Permutation tests only yield exact significance ...
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### Simple question on exchangeability

We say that $(x_1,x_2,\dots)$is an infinitely exchangeable sequence of random variables iff for any permutation $\pi$, $p(x_1,\dots,x_n)=p(x_{\pi(1)},\dots,x_{\pi(n)})$. Let $(x_1,x_2,\dots)$ be an ...
I'm reading "Bayesian Data Analysis" by Gelman et al., and I encountered this exchangeability property: $\{X_n\}_{n \in N}$ is exchangeable if $F_{X_1,\ldots,X_n}(x_1,\ldots,x_n)$ is symmetric in its ...
$\newcommand{\E}{\mathbb{E}}$Let a finite collection of exchangeable random variables $X_1,...X_n$ (some authors would call this collection "interchangeable" since it is finite, reserving "...