# Questions tagged [transform]

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### Inverting the change-of-variables formula

Assume that I have a random variable $X$ associated with a probability density function $f(x)$, and let $Y=u(X)$ be an invertible function of $X$ with inverse function $X=u^{-1}(Y)$. In that case, the ...
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### log transformation with the self-reported health score variables

With self-reported health scores (as a dependent variable) - such as CES-D for depression which typically ranges from 0 to 60, I was wondering whether log-transforming these scores would allow me to ...
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### How does skewness in the independent features affect the performance of classification algorithms?

Do we need to take action when we encounter a skewed feature (not the target)? We can log transform for regression etc., but does it matter in also classification models?
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### If a data set appears to be normal after some transformation is applied, is it really normal?

Suppose you have a data set that doesn't appear to be normal when its distribution is first plotted (e.g., it's qqplot is curved). If after some kind of transformation is applied (e.g., log, square ...
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### How can I shift the average probability keeping constraint (0.0:1.0)?

I have a large datasets of values that range from 0 to n. I am interpreting the values as probabilities for a later pseudo-random selection process. To make the values serve as probabilities, I ...
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### How to interpret a specific data transformation?

I came across this specific data transformation in the context of a physics application, which by itself is rather complex and hence out of the scope of this question. However since this ...
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### How do you work with a function of a uniform distribution? [closed]

I am struggling with parts b and c. How do you solve them? Could you please give the solution?
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### how do you transform/standardise a function to always give values between y1 and y2?

Having lost some of my math skills, I am having problems with something that I think should be fairly easy but is eluding me: I have a plateau shaped function that I would like to standardise such ...
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### Can I use Linear Regression or do I need Nonlinear Regression

I am trying to fit these two equations to data in R via regression. First Equation: $$y(x) = a + \frac{b}{c + x^m}.$$ This equation is constant plus reciprocal function, resulting in a hyperbolic ...
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### Normalize target value for linear regression

I'm building a regression model to predict sensor value over time. Bellow is a figure of my sensors data over time: Based on this video about transforming nonlinear data with a log function, What ...
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### Squeeze a time series to fit in a range while maintaining shape

I have the following time series with intermediate highs and lows marked by the vertical lines: I want to transform/squeeze the series so that the resulting series would fit in a range, let's say [0,...
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### What is the general second-order Taylor approximation to $\mathbb{V}(f(X))$?

If $X \sim \text{N}(0, \sigma^2)$ it is well-known that we have the second-order Taylor approximation: $$\mathbb{V}[f(X)] \approx f'(\mu)^2 \cdot \sigma^2 + \frac{f''(\mu)^2}{2} \cdot \sigma^4.$$ ...
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### How to present Confidence Interval for Log-Transformed Means & Mean Difference?

After trying to read on this topic, I still have some clarifications remaining. Context: Comparing between 2 arms (categorical), measuring microbiological plate-counted bacteria concentration (...
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### How to reduce kurtosis of data

I'm trying to reduce the kurtosis of my dataset and make it approximately Gaussian, with a common-sense uni-modal shape. The raw data looks like this: I first tried ...
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### What is the laplace transform of the below given PDF?

Really am interesting to know more about statistical properties of the following PDF , of the Random variable $z$: F(\sigma,\mu,z)= \frac{(z-\sigma )^2 \exp \left(-\frac{(z-\sigma )^2 \sqrt{\left(...
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### How to transform/convert likelihoods to scores?

I have the probability of loan default for a labeled dataset where the distribution of probabilities is heavily skewed. Labels are defined as "good/0" for no default and "bad/1" for defaults. My goal ...
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### Transformation of Confidence Interval = Confidence Interval of Transformation? [duplicate]

I am wondering about the following situation: I have a confidence interval estimator $\delta(x)=[lb, ub]$, which returns valid a%-confidence intervals for a value $\theta \in \mathbb{R}$ (not ...
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### Modelling exchange rates: how to log transform percentage changes?

I'm trying to model an exchange rate to test for extreme values. However, I have percentage changes from day to day. Given some changes are negative, I can't take the logarithm. Any idea how I could ...
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### Is SVM RBF applied to both classes?

Lets say i have following 1D data (position on x), color is target class and I need a classifier which classifies green from red: I decided to use SVM. Data is clearly not linearly separable, so i ...
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### How can I obtain a Cauchy distribution from two standard normal distributions?

I am interested in Let $X\sim N(0,1), Y \sim N(0,1)$ independently. Show $\frac{X}{X+Y}$ is a Cauchy random variable. My work: \$f_{X,Y}(x,y)=\frac{1}{2\pi} e^{\frac{-1}{2}(x^2+y^2)}, -\infty&...
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