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Has the Apophenia C library been used for publications?

Are there analysis works that were conducted using the Apophenia library and were published? This is a C library for statistical analysis. I wanted to know about use cases.
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State of the art library for estimating differential entropy from real data

I am looking for a state of the art library for estimating differential entropy from finite samples. In an ideal world, it would have the following features: Work with real-valued multi-dimensional ...
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Getting different Percentile results when using two different software

I'm calculating 90th percentile values in two different places using two different pieces of software, and I'm getting different results. These results need to be comparable. I understand there are ...
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Anyone using Pascal language these days for statistical work?

As the title says, I want to know if Pascal computer language is being used anywhere these days for statistics? If yes, which library is being used? On searching the net, I could find only Dmath ...
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software for one class classification with a Bayesian Network

I'm looking for a software package that would allow to do a one class classification with a Bayesian Network (anomaly detection). I was planning to use bnlearn but so far I'm unable to find out if ...
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What SPSS test should I use for blood pressure pre- and post-intervention for comparison?

I have 10 participants who consumed an intervention for 3 weeks. I would like to look at any significance between pre-intervention and post-intervention readings. What SPSS test should I use? I ...
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SAS and R gives different standard error when fitting Tweedie model

I would like to fit a Tweedie GLM to the data. However, even though PROC GENMOD from SAS and glm() from R gives the same coefficient estimates, they give quite different standard error. What it the ...
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Why is the intercept typed in as a 1 in stats packages (R, python)

When using statistics software, When defining your linear models, why is the intercept typed in as a 1, rather than "const" or "intercept" or something. What significance does 1 have? Is there some ...
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Software that finds correlations between loosely dependent time-series?

I'm not sure if this is the right kind of question for this site, so please let me know :) I'm looking for a time series data analysis platform, so I can take a collection of time series at 15-...
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Statistical Analysis Software [closed]

I am a psychology student at UCF. I intend to pursue a master's degree in industrial and organizational psychology. We use SPSS in the psychology department. How prevalent is SPSS used in offices? ...
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combine samples of supersets to get a reservoir sample of the subset

Here's some background before my question (Bear with me! :D) I am working on a data pipeline that deals with a massive input log dataset; instead of saving the full input log, current version of this ...
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Alternatives to Journal of Statistical Software?

I have developed an R package for a general class of regression models with applications in survival analysis. I have prepared a paper describing the package and the methods, and the applications. One ...
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Implementation of time-varying coefficients model for Cox regression

I would like to implement the time-varying coefficients model (cf. Fan and Zhang, 1999) for a Cox proportional hazards model, as proposed by Cai and Sun (2003), and studied by Tian, Zucker and Wei (...
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Implementation of regularized competing risk models with random effects

Are there any existing software implementations of regularized competing risk cox models with that also allow for random effects (i.e., competing risk frailty models)? That is, models that allow for ...
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Data Correlation for computing software metrics

I have the below sets of data per application, you can call them as software metrics. These metrics vary depending on the size of an application. ...
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Design of Experiments through Algebraic Statistics [closed]

I would like to ask you about how to compute a circuit basis of a design matrix in software R. Let me explain you. I have found a software, named Macaulay2, that calculates some algebraic tools, and ...
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Automating a search for correlation

Note: I am not a statistician, though I do have a mathematics background. I know what I would like to do, but I don't have deep subject knowledge. If you use any special jargon, please try to use ...
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How to normalize text when computing the word error rate of a speech recognition system?

I am looking for a library, script or program that can normalize the transcribed and gold texts when computing the word error rate (WER) of an automated speech recognition system. For example, if: ...
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How to design a complex machine learning system where individual classifiers can be retrained without modifying rest of the system?

I am designing a machine learning system which consists a bunch of classifiers (each output a confidence score between 0 to 1). Some classifiers consume output from other classifiers as features. Now ...
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How many different statistics packages use GPL (Graphical Programming Language)?

QUESTION: How many different statistics packages use GPL? BACKGROUND: Most of what I am finding regarding GPL (Graphical Programming Language) is in relation to SPSS. While the literature I've seen ...
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What is probabilistic programming?

For the past year, I've been hearing a lot about Probabilistic Programming (PP) frameworks like PyMC3 and Stan, and how great PP is. And today, someone shared this link with me: Pyro: a Deep ...
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How do I analyze “unit test” results as part of a software project?

Many software projects have "unit tests", which vary in definition and implementation, but are generally agreed to specific tests of a small "unit" of software. For example, an "addition" function <...
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CRF (TensorFlow) log-likelihood becomes positive

I am currently doing a multiclass classification task on sequence data and am using tf.contrib.crf.crf_log_likelihood to compute sentence level log-likelihood values. In particular it implements a ...
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How to fit to sum of observations?

From a practical point of view, how does one go about fitting a model to training data that consists of sums of a dependent variable over multiple conditions? For example, fitting a model to predict ...
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Program to evaluate the output of a speech recognition system

I am looking for a library, script or program that can evaluate the output of a speech recognition system. The output of the speech recognition system is a simple text file, and I have the gold output ...
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Combine crude events and Hazard Ratio in Meta-analysis

I'm running a meta-analysis on several studies; most of them have crude event numbers that I can put in my software, but other ones have hazard ratios with 95% C.I. reported and no crude number ...
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Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) package that allows specifying asymmetric prior? [closed]

Are there any packages there any LDA packages out there that allow you to specify the full asymmetric prior? I know Mallet uses asymmetric priors, but I don't believe it allows you to specify them.
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Python package that allows to train a CRF on two datasets

I am looking for a Python package that allows to train a conditional random field (CRF) on two datasets. For example: I have two datasets, dataset A and dataset B. I want to train a conditional ...
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Calculation of IV Standard Errors using R

One thing that I cannot find very clear, perhaps because I am still new in using R, is the derivation of the standard errors in instrumental variable packages using R (e.g., ivreg, sem, plm). I am ...
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software for genome wide associations studies (GWAS) [closed]

I have just started learning about genome wide associations studies (GWAS) as I will have to run some of them in the near future, and I am pretty confused about which are the best computational tools ...
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Software for cluster analysis of dichotomous data

can anybody recommend software for cluster analysis of dichotomous data (using appropriate coefficients, e.g. from Finch, 2005 1)? I have access to Statistica but it seems to me that it is not ...
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Re-running randomly seeded analyses produces unreplicable results, so why don't packages use a deterministic seed by default?

Analyses based on iterative model fitting or simulations are typically seeded with an unpredictable random value based on a PRNG function plus the program / computer state. This causes analyses to ...
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Is Maximum Likelihood implemented differently in different supervised classification systems?

Some functions are identical between systems, for example nearest neighbour analysis. It would be unusual to have nearest neighbour implemented differently as appears in academic papers. Is it the ...
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Are there alternatives to MCR-ALS for determining pure response profiles of a mixture?

MCR-ALS says it is a tool for "the recovery of the pure response profiles of the chemical constituents or species of an unresolved mixture when no prior information is available about the nature and ...
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Choosing statistical software based on the size of dataset

The statistical software that I am familiar with, like Stata, is no longer capable for processing 3GB dataset with more than 1 million records, or bigger. Now I am working with JMP pro and a little ...
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How to draw a map of a cluster analysis results

I have performed k-mean clustering on a demographic data set. Now I wish to show the results on a (geographical) map, i.e. I want to show the clusters that I got after the analysis in a map. Can ...
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What exactly is a “solver” in optimization?

I am really confused by the usage of solver in computational optimization. I have looked around for a month on and off in order to see if I can get a good sense of what this term means yet I still do ...
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How do R and Python complement each other in data science?

In many tutorials or manuals the narrative seems to imply that R and python coexist as complementary components of the analysis process. To my untrained eye, however, it seems that both languages sort ...
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How to organize lots of data and extract information

I am working in a project where I need to extract data from lots of files provided to me in different formats (.exe, .doc, .txt, .dbf, and even .pdf). The data I am interested in are water quality and ...
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Importance of workflow visualization in a statistical software package?

From a blog post ... The important thing is why they’re missing. Gartner excluded them this year, “…due to not satisfying the [new] visual composition framework [VCF] inclusion criteria.” VCF is ...
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NVivo IRR Test of Content Analysis Data: How do I interpret each row of Kappas?

I am currently working on a research project that involves content analysis of secondary published data (corporate sustainability reports) by U.S. companies. In order to capture the data, I and two ...
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Stacked Conditional Random Field (CRF) implementation

I am looking for a library that can train a stacked conditional random field (CRF). I plan to use it for natural language processing purposes. Ideally, Python interface, works on Linux, and multi-...
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Fastest LSTM training in CPU-only (no-GPU) setting [closed]

Training more or less sophisticated RNNs (e.g. LSTM) takes ages in CPU-only setting. I've tried Lasagne-over-Theano, Keras-over-TF and torch-rnn implementations of character-level language models (...
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Best way to check implementation of density, distribution function and random generation

What is the best way to check if implementation of density, distribution function, quantile function and random generation for some distribution are correct? For example, base R lacks Laplace ...
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Which hardware for Machine Learning software? [closed]

I would like to build a desktop PC with Linux and use it mainly for machine learning research and related stuff. I am aware that there are software packages that use GPU "magic stuff" to train ...
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CRF implementation with Python API that allows a CRF model to be trained multithreadedly

I am looking for a conditional random field (CRF) implementation with a Python API that allows a CRF model to be trained multithreadedly. I currently use pyCRFsuite, which works great except that CRF ...
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Statistics Software Survey?

Does anyone know of research showing the different types of statistical software used? I'm looking to find out things like what percentage of people use SAS vs. Stata, R, or other packages. I'm be ...
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Convert latex mathematics equations directly to Python/Matlab Code? [closed]

I am wondering if there is any technique to convert latex mathematics equations directly to code, like Python(numpy,scipy), Matlab? Thanks! I have this problem since I find I sometimes make mistakes ...
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Where can I find tests that validate the output of popular statistical software? (e.g. R, SPSS, SAS)

This has been difficult to search on Google. I've looked on R's website as well. I assume there are test suites that validate that R, SPSS, SAS, et al are giving the right output for a given analysis? ...
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Adaptive Group Lasso

Is there any code/algorithm (preferrably for MatLab, but R is fine) where I can easily implement the Adapative Group Lasso as in here. I have found algorithms to implement the group lasso with a ...