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### Correlated Random variables

On Matlab I would like to simulate a wireless mobile phone cell, in particular I want to reproduce the effect of shadow fading on the link between two users. So if I consider a certain 2D map, with ...
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### Interpreting Validation Curves to Fix Overfitting for Random Forests

i'm curently struggeling to interpret validation curves for my model. See the image. My training data set size is around 1200. I'm using 10-fold cv and the Random Forest Algorithm. Before i took a ...
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### Relationship between Conditional R squared and random effect variance?

I have run a simple lmer with one fixed effect (day) and 3 random effects (athlete, infusion and sport). Model below. ...
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### Bayesian random variables VS. MLE fixed variables

"Bayesian inference treats model parameters as random variables whereas frequentist inference considers them to be estimates of fixed, ‘true’ quantities." (Ellison 2004) What does it mean in the ...
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### Intuition for seperable process

I am learning about seperable processes as defined in the below link: https://www.encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php/Separable_process Whilst I understand the maths definition and can see when a ...
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### Sampling randomly, why does a parabola describe distinct values vs sample number?

I had recently asked a question which duplicated Estimating population size from the frequency of sampled duplicates and uniques. And GaBorgulya's answer there provided what I wanted. However, my ...
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### Variance of Coefficient of Probit estimation with 500 random draws

this is my first post here, I try to be as specific as possible. If a forgot anything important, please tell me :). I have data with 100.000 observations about cellphone providers. The data can be ...
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### How to test randomness when one of two groups variables is modified?

I am not a statistician but understands enough to be able to grasp concepts. I am looking for pointers towards some direction. Question : I have a dataset which was generated from an actual ...
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### Putnam problem - guess an integer in an odd number of attempts

I have no clue how to answer this question. This is 2002 Putnam examination question B-4. B4 An integer $n$, unknown to you, has been randomly chosen in the interval $[1,2002]$ with ...
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### Who is Gail Gasram?

Several places (1, 2, 3) quote someone named Gail Gasram as saying "Nothing is random, only uncertain" but a Google search turns up no info, just more places with this quote! Generally, it's in the ...
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### “Because $X_i$ is random, the CEF is random”

Define the conditional expectation function (CEF) by $E[Y_i|X_i]$. In Mostly Harmless Econometrics, Angrist and Pischke (2009, p. 30) write: Because $X_i$ is random, the CEF is random I do not ...
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### Simulating the sum of random dice roll without a loop

I want to perform a random roll of $n$ $k$-sided dice (with values $1$ to $k$), where only the sum of the consecutive rolls is the output I want to get. Assuming I have a (pseudo-)random number ...
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### Correlation between log normal variables and a normal variable

I have a variable $z$ given by: $z=\sum_{i=1}^n z_i$ where $z_i$ are random variables with $z_i \sim N\left(0,1\right)$. Then it will be $z \sim N(0,n)$ and the correlation between a variable $z_i$ ...
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### Monte Carlo and random walk

Can a Monte Carlo-Simulation be considered as a kind of ensembles of random walks?
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### If we know the cumulative distribution function (cdf) can we determinate the random variable?

I got this question from my teacher yesterday. In my opinion the answer is no, but I can't prove it with a specific example (dice,dime or something). I was thinking also about a reductio ad absurdum ...
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### Random walk 1-D with fixed number of steps and distance

I'm trying to program a random walk in one dimension with a fixed number of steps, which lenght is a real number picked from a distribution to be specified (in particular a polynomial one), and a ...
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### Testing for over-representation or enrichment of one combination into another dataset

I want to test if each of these particular pairs of combinations in set1 is over-represented (or enriched) within another set2: ...
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### How to compare the performance of different SVMs and CNNs?

I'm a beginner in machine learning und I have a problem to find the best way to compare the performance (accuracy) of different SVMs and CNNs (Jupyter Notebook)? The CNNs I train in Google Colab with ...
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### How to calculate the probability of getting a specific value in a random subsample in R?

I have 73 houses categorized as positive (1) or negative (0) for a disease. Each row (73) is a house and only one column with the values. ...
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### Why is Knuth's definition of random sequence (R4) too weak?

Knuth's $R4$ definition of a random sequence is called "too weak" and he presents an example of why --- second paragraph after the definition on the previous link. Definition $R4$. A $[0..1)$ ...
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### How to calculate uncertainty of probability derived from random samples?

I'm running many simulations based on random samples, each of which produces a True or False result. The goal is to calculate the probability that the result will be True, which I can easily ...