# Questions tagged [jacobian]

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### Reason for absolute value of Jacobian determinant in change-of-variable formula?

When we have a random variable $x$ with a probability density $p(x)$, and a function $y = f(x)$ that is differentiable and can be solved for $x = g(y)$, the change of variable formula leads us to a ...
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### Transformation of random variables and Jacobian

When transforming 2+ continuous random variables, you use a Jacobian matrix and compute the determinant. Do you also compute the Jacobian for discrete random variables?
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### Change of variables: 4-dimensional PDF to 2-dimensional PDF

I have a 4-dimensional joint-PDF between variables $X_1,X_2,X_3,X_4$ which are all Gaussian. I want to transform this into a 2-dimensional joint-PDF between new variables $Y_1=Y_1(X_1,X_2,X_3,X_4)$ ...
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### Wrong vector calculus in lecture note 5 of cs224n, Stanford

I am studying NLP via cs224n from Stanford. I am reading this lecture note now. When you refer to the 5th page, they want to derive the gradient with respect to W for RNN, to show the mathematical ...
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### Shouldn't it be Jacobian Descent?

Whenever we have a multiclass prediction the classifier generates a vector output. Per the definition of a Jacobian we are actually taking Jacobian steps towards a local minimum - so should it ...
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### Prediction Interval for Regression Models with Weights

Courtesy Prediction Interval for Neural Net With Hessian :: nnet in R I would like to understand how to manually derive a point-wise prediction confidence interval applicable to neural models. ...
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### Meaning of Jacobian of the transformation for pdf of function of random vectors

I am studying multivariate statistics and I don't understand the meaning of Jacobian of the transformation for pdf of function of random vectors. If I have a random vector, let's say bivariate, (X,Y)...
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### What are some interesting parameterizations of $4 \times 4$ correlation matrices, and also perhaps their associated jacobians?

I am studying (mainly using Mathematica) some constrained integration problems in which the six-dimensional convex set of $4 \times 4$ correlation matrices plays a central role. In light of this, I ...