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Questions tagged [ratio]

the quantitative relation between two amounts showing the number of times one value contains or is contained within the other. Mathematically the quotient of one amount by another amount.

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A simple question from ANOVA

As per definition of $F$ statistic, $F= \frac{MST}{MSE}$ where MST and MSE denote mean square due to treatment and error respectively. From this definition of $F$ am I right in saying that $F$ ...
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When to choose difference versus log ratio for expressing variables relatively?

Oftentimes I wish to express one time series (say) relative to a second one. The two obvious candidate approaches are to take their difference or their ratio. Whereas the difference is symmetric with ...
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Understanding ratio variable meaning

I have a ratio variable - women's income : men's income, women in the numerator and men in the denominator. This variable is intended to measure income disparity between women and men. In a logistic ...
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How best to represent changing risk over time in data set with groups of different duration

Here is an example outline of my dataset: I have 20 shops that are open for a period of time, but the duration is not the same (i.e. some locations are open for 4 years, others are open for 2 months, ...
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Convert ratios into a standardized effect like Cohen's d

This is my first time working with log data. I have performed a contrast of the difference between two log means and have back-transformed this to give me a ratio of geometric means. I'd like to ...
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Confidence intervals

How do you determine the confidence interval of the quotient of 2 numbers, each of which has its own confidence interval? I have a numerator and denominator. Each has a confidence interval, i.e., the ...
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Proper analysis procedure of paired rate comparisons - ratio or difference?

I have a set of population counts where each row represents a different region, and variables show overall counts and counts/percentages within specific groups/criteria. I am interested in the cross-...
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Can I use Poisson regression to model prevalence ratios if I only have information on events?

I often used Poisson regression models to estimate prevalence ratios. However, in these cases my data contained information on the whole population, including events (1) and non events (0). ...
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Creating a Weighted Ratio Based On Size of Customer

I am attempting to created a weighted ratio/score for customers based on the number of support tickets they have entered in a time period against the number of units they have in service with us. ...
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How does forecast skill score change when seasonality in the forecast quantity is removed?

Given RMSE skill score $s$: \begin{equation}\label{eq:msess} s = 1-\frac{\text{RMSE}(f,x)}{\text{RMSE}(r,x)}, \end{equation} where $f$, $r$, and $x$ are forecasts of interest, reference forecasts, ...
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pearson correlation on ratio

I have a very strange statistical result : I measure the employment rate in 2 different systems and I want to compare the results. The analysis is done for example by school frequented before. ...
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Ratio variables in regression

I am trying to do a regression to find the impact of grants given to schools and the graduation rate. As of now, the current regression model is ...
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Determining difference in vector of coefficients for a model according to likelihood ratio test in SPSS

I have performed logistic regression on my data set designed to explore significant independent variables (IVs) (Age, Gender, disease severity, co-morbidity, etc) associated with all-cause 30 day ...
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Cox's Proportional Hazard coefficients clarification

I'd like a clarification about the Cox proportional hazard coefficients reported on this page. For example, doesn't the hazard ratio (HR) for gender in that ...
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Likelihood Ratio Tests Hogg

Let $n$ independent trials of an experiment be such that $x_{1},x_{2},...,x_{k}$ are the respective numbers of times that the experiment ends in the mutually exclusive and exhaustive events $A_{1}, A_{...
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How can I calculate $\mu_x/\mu_y$ using Jackknife?

I have difficulties in calculating confidence interval using Jackknife. Suppose that I have two independent samples and I do not know both their population distributions. I understand how to ...
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Test for ratio of variances across multiple groups

I am looking for a statistical test for whether the ratio of variances vary significantly among groups. I have 100 groups, each with ~50 A individuals and ~50 B individuals (n varies somewhat between ...
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Is there a closed-form solution for ratios of order statistics?

Is there a closed-form solution for the expected value and variance of the ratios between specified order statistics drawn from a large sample from a known parametric distributional family? Actually, ...
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Which test should I use to predict a ratio from multilevel, time series data?

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide - I've done as much research as possible but I think it'll become obvious I'm somewhat unfamiliar with statistics. Let's say that you've noticed that ...
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Help understanding this admissions statement!

The statement reads: "applicants invited to interview will be based on the z scores of their MCAT total score percentile and their GPA combined in a 2:3 ratio." From what I understand is that GPA ...
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Comparing Sex Ratios Between Locations

Feel like this should be a pretty simple test to run but am having a major brain fart courtesy of having the holiday off. I have a data set that looks like this: ...
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How to calculate the standard error of ratio of two AUC

Please can anyone help me with this! I hope my explanation is going to be simple: This is the data I have: I only have access to the aggregated data as below. the first column is the time points a ...
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regression with percentage DV and multiple dummy IV

I am running a market analysis about e-mail responses for my marketing class. I have the following data entries: Observations: 400 different sequences of e-mails where sent to different target ...
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Randomization test for comparing ratio estimators

I want to compare two ratio estimators for fisheries data. They are calculated by summing the catch over years divided by the sum of effort over years. One set of data was collected during an open ...
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Expectation of norm ratio

Suppose $x = (x_0, x_1, \ldots, x_{n-1}) \in \mathbb{R}^{n}$ with $x_{i} \sim \mathrm{Unif}(0, b)$. How can I calculate or estimate $E\left[\left\|x \right\|_{1}/\left\|x \right\|_{2}\right]$? I ...
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Tail probability of minimum to maximum ratio among $n$ i.i.d. half-normal random variables

I have $n$ i.i.d.$\sim\mathcal{N}(0,1)$ random variables $X_1,\cdots,\ X_n$. For my research, I am interested in finding bounds (upper and lower) of the tail probabilities of the ratio $\frac{|X|_{(1)}...
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How to interpret hazard ratios of Cox output?

I'm really struggling to understand how to interpret my R outputs in terms of hazards ratios. I have ran a Cox proportional hazard regression to compare survival between 2 treatment groups (neutron ...
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How to find the sample points that have statistically meaningful large outlier ratios between two values of the point?

As an example application, consider following two properties of Stack Overflow users: reputation and profile view counts. It is expected that for most users those two values will be proportional: ...
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How to optimize ratiometric loss function with variance term in it?

I'm training a neural network (or any ML model with non-convex gradient-based optimization) to predict a continuous outcome variable. Currently, I use the mean squared error loss function, i.e., if $y$...
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Distribution of *conditional* frequencies when frequencies follow a Dirichlet distribution

Context: we have a large number of individuals characterized by two binary traits; call these $T$ with values $\{0,1\}$, and $T'$ with values $\{0',1'\}$. So there are four types of individuals: $00'$,...
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How to calculate whether a disease outcome in a population is by chance or significant?

I have a huge dataset of longitudinal medical records. Each record contains indications for drug and disease. I have been able to calculate the Outcome Rate in the population given a particular drug....
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Testing equality of error ratios between two groups of machines

Edited question: I am given measurements of two types of machines. For each machine I have the following measurements: type $T$ (categorical: either A or B), total production $N$ (positive integer), ...
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I am looking for an explanation of inference of results from weighted regression for a ratio of two continous variables.

I am performing a weighted regression for a ratio $R = \frac{Y}{X}$ using $X$ as weights. Y and X are normal and they are not independent. Is it valid to use $X$ as weights? What is the interpretation ...
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Ratio estimation vs. regression analysis

I would like to know under which assumptions you would prefer one concept to the other. I would like to conduct an analysis of the relation between sales and expenditures in a sample of financial ...
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What test to use to prove one sample is significantly different

I am studying performance of football teams. I want to prove one team is significantly more successful at home then other teams. I calculate the ratio between points per game at home and points per ...
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How to model the ratio of count data between two treatments in R

I have count data (Detections), two treatments (Control and N) and a continuous variable (Amplitude) ...
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What is the ratio of a N[0,1] and U[-1/2,1/2]?

I have come across a problem where I can reasonably assume that the numerator is a uniform distribution of the type U[-a,a], i.e., centered on zero, and the denominator is N[0,b]. This seems to be ...
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How to interpret log(ratio b/w 2 variables) coefficient in a regression framework?

I am struggling to interpret the coefficient of an independent variable in OLS regression equation. The (simplified) equation is of the form: $\Delta Y = \alpha + \beta \ln(\frac{GDP_{2000}}{GDP_{...
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DV is a Fractional Response Variable. General assistance is appreciated

I have the model found in the image below, where the DV 'BEVMarketshare' is a ratio bound to 0. Observations for the DV range anywhere from 6.13 e^-5 to 0.029. Straight to the point... I've got the ...
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Logistic regression with independent variable values less than 1

I have one independent variable which has values less than 1, and want to see how the odds of having a disease change when the independent variable increase by 0.1. I ran a binary logistic regression ...
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Confidence interval for event rate

I have a data set where I am counting how many events happen ($N$) over a given duration ($t$), and am defining an event rate as $R=N/t$. What I'm wondering is what $N$ gives me a certain confidence ...
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How to find the expectation $\mathbb{E} \left[ \frac{|h|^4}{|h+w|^2} \right]$?

Given the independent and complex Gaussian random variables $h$ and $w$, how does one can find the following expectation? $$\mathbb{E} \left[ \frac{|h|^4}{|h+w|^2} \right] = \int_{\mathbb{C}}\...
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How to compare multiple ratios to test for significant differences

Please forgive my ignorance. I have return rates of a molecule (quantity returned per hour, determined from 4 time points) from compound x from 3 separate microcosms (n=3) and return rates of ...
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Convergence rate of the ratio of two normal distributions?

I am interested in the behaviour of $\log \frac{\Phi(A-x)}{\Phi(B-x)}$, when ${x\rightarrow -\infty}$ and $\Phi$ is the normal cumulative distribution function, $A<B$, and $A,B\in {\mathbb R}$. It ...
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Generating identically-distributed random variables with a constraint

Is there a way to generate identically-distributed random variables (eg $x_1,x_2,x_3,x_4$) with the following constraint: $\frac{x_1*x_2}{x_3*x_4} ≡ 1$ $x \in (0,1)$ Please note that simply ...
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Calculating p-values for ratios of binomial variables

I have a problem that I will express in 2 ways: a math-y way and a biology way. Hopefully this will make it more clear. Math-y way: I have N observations of a pair of binomial variables, call them ...
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how to interpret ratios between different units?

I have a problem with calculating and interpreting ratios. My team is suffering from huge data gaps and, therefore, we have no choice but to use all resources we have. I want to calculate how many ...
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Direct way of calculating $\mathbb{E} \left[ \frac{\textbf{h}^{H} \textbf{y}\textbf{y}^{H} \textbf{h}}{ \| \textbf{y} \|^{4} } \right]$

Considering the following random vectors: \begin{align} \textbf{h} &= [h_{1}, h_{2}, \ldots, h_{M}]^{T} \sim \mathcal{CN}\left(\textbf{0}_{M},d\textbf{I}_{M \times M}\right), \\[8pt] \textbf{w} &...
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model building including very large or very small OR

I am using logistic regression for a binary outcome. When building a multivariate model, is including insignificant univariate variables with OR >0.5 and <1.5 appropriate? And why?