# Questions tagged [univariate]

Pertaining to a single variable. Univariate statistics deal with only one variable - e.g. the mean, standard deviation, range etc. Univariate distributions involve only one variable e.g. the univariate normal, uniform etc. distributions.

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### What is the point of univariate regression before multivariate regression?

I am currently working on a problem in which we have a small dataset and are interested in the causality effect of a treatment on the outcome. My advisor has instructed me to perform a univariate ...
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### Imputation in a univariate time series

I am doing a univariate time series analysis on regional sea-surface temperatures which has missing data, and I am thinking about using the R package, 'imputeTS.' My model is simple, it has MA errors ...
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### Outlier removal for univariate and multivariate analysis

I have a biological data set on which I would like to do both univariate and multivariate analysis, and try to find correlation of features to a response. Should I remove univariate outliers and do ...
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### Graphical summaries of relationships between univariate distributions

I'd like to review published papers or book chapters (so I could formally refer to them) that graphically illustrate the parametric relationships between univariate distribution families. The papers ...
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### Alternatives to Using ARIMA for forecasting

I've been dealing with mostly univariate time series data and am wondering what alternative models exist for forecasting instead of ARIMA, ARMA, AR and MA processes, I know about exponential ...
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### Are the marginals of the multivariate t distribution univariate Student t distributions?

Are the marginals of the Multivariate t distribution with $\nu$ degrees of freedom univariate Student t distributions with $\nu$ degrees of freedom?
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### How to adjust for a temporary 12-month level shift in time series?

I am working with a time series on monthly base (April 2004 - Oct 2016) in order to identify an ARIMA model and do forecasting. This is the time series I examine: month;volume Apr 04;2.555 Mai 04;2....
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### Given $n$ different univariate non-normal sample sets calculate for a new sample, $x$, which it most likely belongs to [duplicate]

Say you have $n$ different, non-normal, potentially overlapping data sets of samples. Maybe their densities look something like: and you are given a new sample $x$, how would you decide to which of ...
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### Random forest for forecasting univariate time series [closed]

I read few articles on random forest and its implementation in various fields. But I hardly found any literature on its implementation on forecasting univariate time series. Can it be used for ...
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### Why signs of coefficients change when doing multivariate vs. univariate logit regression? [duplicate]

Excuse my dumb question, but I did an univariate logistic regression where the sign of the coefficient of my variable was negative (and it was significant). Once I have input it into a multivariate ...
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### Generates variates of $F^s$ given a known algorithm for variates of $F$

Let rv $X$ have a distribution $F (t):={\rm Prob}(X <t)$ and rv $Y$ have a distribution $G (t):=(F(t))^s$ for some constant $s>0$. Suppose that I know an algorithm for generating random variates ...
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### How different will that be between the R-squared of linear regression y~x and square of cor(x,y)

Generally, both of them can represent the linear relationship between x and y scale to [0,1]. Are they 99% very similar?
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### Is multiple logistic regression the right choice or should I use univariate logistic regression?

I have a set of data (~ 90 cases) and an outcome of a diagnostic test. I have collected factors that were determined before the test that could predict the outcome of the test. Now some of the data ...
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### Handling outliers in ANOVA

I have a question relative to the correct method to deal with univariate outliers when one has to conduct an ANOVA. Starting with an example, suppose I have two samples of subjects tested on a number ...
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### Univariate cox regression hazard ratio in SPSS

I'm currently doing some analysis for a retrospective cohort study of biomarkers in cancer patients. I've noticed that some papers have utilized univariate cox regression analysis to generate a hazard ...
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### Comparing univariate and bivariate models [closed]

I have a bivariate dataset, that is, $(\boldsymbol{y}_i, \boldsymbol{x}_i)$ for $i = 1, \ldots, n$, where $\boldsymbol{y}_i = (y_{i1}, y_{i2})$ and $\boldsymbol{x}_i = x_{i1}, \ldots, x_{ip}$ are ...
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### Definition of stable distribution

In some places, I find the following definition of stable distribution: A distribution is said to be stable if a linear combination of two independent random variables with this distribution has ...
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### Univariate and multivariate outlier detection

I have a dataset with several features (about 15), and I am interested in finding outliers. My approach is to perform univariate analysis to highlight outliers in the single features and multivariate ...
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### Seek tool for univariate exploratory analysis

Looking for a tool to assist with univariate exploratory analysis as an early step in a model building process. Capabilities I’m looking for are to recode or transform the raw predictor variable, x, ...
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### Variable selection in time series data

I have an econometric dataset, 50 observations of 350 variables. They include things like GDP, unemployment, interest rates and their transformation such as YoY change, log transform, first ...
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### Express multivariate normal as a univariate normals

I want to find the univariate normals of a multivariate normal in order to plot them. If we assume that each are independent, then I know that we can use the mean vector and diagonal of the covariance ...
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### Bootstrapping and hypothesis testing

I got a comment on a paper that I recently submitted. He said, "Pag 7: referring to the “Univariate Analysis” section, bootstrap is not mentioned. This technique is extremely useful when dealing ...
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### Are the marginal distributions of a multivariate distribution the corresponding univariate distributions?

Are the marginal distributions of a multivariate distribution necessarily the corresponding univariate distributions? For example: Every marginal distribution of a multivariate normal distribution ...
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### Question about univariate regression

Can we talk about univariate analysis if regression model has two dependent variables? I guess it would be incorrect. However, maybe univariate analysis means that we just analyze Y vs X1 and then Y ...
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### Different p-values for coefficients and LRT in univariate cox regression (coxph R)

I have used Cox PH to test the relationship between one predictor and survival for 6 patients. Cox PH was used since the predictor is continuous. Using the "cox.zph" function, there was no significant ...
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### 1d optimal clustering

I have the following problem - i have a range of numbers (ie. [1, 5, 7, 8, 15, 29, 100]). I need to cluster them OPTIMALLY (not local optimum as in lloyd algorithm) and better than NP time, minimizing ...
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### No significant tests when using Benjamini-Yekutieli multiple testing correction on millions of tests

I am using a univariate filter to reduce the number of features prior to applying a learning algorithm to a huge binary classification dataset (22510066 features x 500 examples). All the features are ...
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### Can univariate linear regression be used to identify useful variables for a subsequent multiple logistic regression?

Does the $R^2$ (or some other statistic) from a univariate linear regression tell me anything about how it would work in a logistic model? What if I normalized the data to mean zero? I'm doing ...
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### In a matched case-control study, what do I use for hypothesis testing in the descriptive statistics or the “univariate” associations?

I am doing a case-control study with 80 disease cases matched 1:3 to non-diseased controls and examining whether they had a binary exposure prior to developing the disease. I am using multivariable ...
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### Probability density function within [0,1] with specifiable mode

I needed a probability density function which worked on the interval $[0,1]$, had kind of a bell shape, and had an adjustable mode / peak $p$. I thought of a pdf $f(x|p)$, given by \begin{equation} f(...
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### Finding the parameters of bimodal and trimodal univariate distribution with MATLAB

I am rather new to Matlab and never had a lot to do with statistics, so I apologize already for possibly being ignorant of quite a bit of important knowledge. It also would be nice if you could answer ...
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### Univariate regression analysis - unexpected sign

I am performing an univariate regression analysis by basically regressing a default rate on macro economic variables such as $DR = \alpha + \beta GDP$ I noticed that sometimes the sign of the betas ...
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### In univariate logistic regression, does the scale of values affect the predicted “risk” at a particular value of the independent variable?

I have many datasets representing different populations. Each dataset contains values of an independent variable along with (0/1) representing the occurrence of an undesirable event. I analysed each ...
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### expressing a univariate normal as a multivariate normal

I need to express a univariate normal as a multivariate normal to make certain calculations possible (for example: being able to divide two Gaussian distributions). So, my univariate normal is defined ...
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### covariate significant

I'm a bit lost at the results part of my thesis. I have conducted an generalized maximum likelihood (GML) univariate test with Y variable: dependent variable one X variable: independent (consists of 2 ...
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### How to do Univariate Heteroscedasticity Test

I just wanted to know how to do Heteroscedasticity Test on a Univariate Model? ex: an univariate autoregressive model ex: an univariate ARCH/GARCH model If it is possible, how does one do that in <...
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### continuous response variable with lots of zero values

I'm trying to determine the effects of four treatments on flowers on the volume of nectar available to pollinators. Problem is, I have about 50% zero volumes across treatment categories. What is the ...
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### Which statistical test to use in R? Unbalanced design with one dependent variable and multiple independent variables

it's been a while since I've had to do any statistics and I need a little help determining which statistical model/test to use in R. My background is more with multivariate stats, so it's been a while ...
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### Filter methods for feature selection are often univariate. What multivariate filter methods exist, and what are their dis/advantages?

Feature selection approaches are often grouped into three categories: "filter", "wrapper" and "embedded" approaches. Filter methods tend to assess the inclusion of an attribute based on some scoring ...
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### Interpreting results of mvnorm.etest using energy package in R

I need to use functionalities of the energy package installed in R to give energy test of normality. So, as given in its documentation here https://cran.r-project....
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### Index creation for studying “average” time series properties

I have 300+ financial time series from an "unknown" asset class. To study the dynamic properties of class my idea was to collect them under an "index" and then study it as an univariate time series. ...
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### Is it mathematically correct to re-analyse data as ordinal after having analysed as continuous using the same rank based method (nparLD)?

Please tell me why I'm wrong :) I have a dataset collected in a 2 by 4 repeated measures design, where 2 separate groups of people were tested 4 times on the same task. I have analysed my data with ...
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### Statistical significance vs.classification accuracy

Apologies if this question has been asked before, but I could not find very relevant topics. I am working with proteomic data (40 proteins, 800 instances) where the outcome variable is binary (...
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### Univariate ANOVA: how to deal with independent variables that are subsets (SPSS)?

I have speech recordings which have been assigned opinion scores (1-5). These recordings were performed by 10 speakers, 5 male and 5 female. I want to investigate the influence of both the specific ...
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### Difference between multiple regression with categorical independent variables versus numerous univariate regressions?

I have a dataset about the functionality of rural water supply points (boreholes etc) and I am undertaking a logit regression. My independent variables of interest are the type of water point (about 5 ...
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### Imputation in monthly univariate time series

I have a time series of the amount of apples sold in a specific Region. The time series include monthly values of 10 years (2006-2016). However two months are missing (February 2009 and July 2014). ...