# Questions tagged [jacobian]

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### IS $\int_{-\infty}^\infty e^{-\beta\cdot g(x)}g(x)^{\alpha-1}\text{d}x={\Gamma(\alpha)\over \beta^\alpha}\ \ ?$ [closed]

Is the following statement true: Let $g(x)$ be some non negative continuous function of $x$.We know that$$\int_{0}^\infty e^{-\beta x}x^{\alpha-1}dx={\Gamma(\alpha)\over \beta^\alpha}$$ Does ...
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### Derivation of change of variables of a probability density function?

In the book pattern recognition and machine learning (formula 1.27), it gives $$p_y(y)=p_x(x) \left | \frac{d x}{d y} \right |=p_x(g(y)) | g'(y) |$$ where $x=g(y)$, $p_x(x)$ is the pdf that ...
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### Jacobian and covariance matrix

Anyone know the Bishop's book in 2.53 they use Jacobian to convert covariance matrix x to y. $$J_{ij}=\dfrac{\partial x_i}{\partial y_i}=U_{ji} \qquad{(2.53)}$$ \int_{\bf x} f({\bf x})d{\bf x} = \...
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### Relation between Covariance matrix and Jacobian in Nonlinear Least Squares

I saw that CovB = inv(J'*J)*MSE in a MATLAB documentation here at http://www.mathworks.com/help/stats/nlinfit.html However, I cant find any sources for the ...
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### Delta method with mix of continuous and discrete variables

This is my first question on Cross Validated so please bear with me if my question is lagging in any dimension. My question regards how to evaluate a Jacobian matrix when one variable is binary. I ...
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### If $X_1,X_2$ are independent beta then show $\sqrt{X_1X_2}$ is also beta

Here is a problem that came in a semester exam in our university few years back which I am struggling to solve. If $X_1,X_2$ are independent $\beta$ random variables with densities $\beta(n_1,n_2)$ ...
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### conditional probability, change of variable and Jacobian

I have a question, and I am guessing that the question arises due to my lack of good understanding in the change of variable technique. I would like to evaluate $f_X(x)$. When $f_Y(y)$ exists, I can ...
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### Transformation of variables (Metropolis Hastings)

Say I have a bunch of data from a Poisson distribution and I want to find out my posterior i.e. I'm data fitting: $p(\lambda | X) \sim p(X|\lambda)p(\lambda)$ where \$p(X|\lambda) = \frac{\exp(-\...
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### Jacobian matrix in neural network

How do you calculate the Jacobian matrix using the results (weights and biases) of a neural network after training? I am working in MATLAB, if anyone has any code suggestions, that would be helpful as ...
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### Sufficient statistics for a continuous distribution

Below is a discussion of sufficient statistics for a continuous distribution, taken from the third edition of Lehmann's Testing Statistical Hypotheses. I understand the discussion until the underlined ...