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Blind source separation of convex mixture?

Suppose I have $n$ independent sources, $X_1, X_2, ..., X_n$ and I observe $m$ convex mixtures: \begin{align} Y_1 &= a_{11}X_1 + a_{12}X_2 + \cdots + a_{1n}X_n\\ ...&\\ Y_m &= a_{m1}X_1 + ...
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Distribution of inverse Wishart to a power?

In a related question, I had asked about the norm induced by an inverse Wishart matrix. I am interested in generalizing that result somewhat. Let $A\sim\mathcal{W}_p\left(I,n\right)$, a Wishart matrix ...
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Is there a general expression for ancillary statistics in exponential families?

An i.i.d sample $X_1,\dots,X_n$ from a scale family with c.d.f. $F(\frac{x}{\sigma})$ has $S(X)$ as an ancillary statistic if $S(X)$ depends on the sample only through $\frac{X_1}{X_n},\cdots,\frac{X_{...
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When should I use the Normal distribution or the Uniform distribution when using Xavier initialization?

Xavier initialization seems to be used quite widely now to initialize connection weights in neural networks, especially deep ones (see What are good initial weights in a neural network?). The ...
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Physical/pictoral interpretation of higher-order moments

I'm preparing a presentation about parallel statistics. I plan to illustrate the formulas for distributed computation of the mean and variance with examples involving center of gravity and moment of ...
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Empirical Bayes (In)Admissibility

Most of the time, sticking to a pure Bayesian approach to statistics with proper priors, leads to admissible estimators. Nevertheless, there is a good reason to use Empirical Bayes in many cases, and ...
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Implementation of CoVaR (a systemic risk measure) in R

I'm trying to estimate CoVaR using bivariate DCC GARCH in R. The concept of CoVaR is the dependence adjusted of VaR, which was first introduced by Adrian and Brunnermeier (2011). However, this ...
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Picking block length in a block bootstrap

I am using the Mann-Kendall test to assess trends in a data time-series. I believe there is autocorrelation in my data and therefore need to use a block bootstrap to correct for it. I have plotted ...
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Clustering & Time Series

I have a multivariate dataset that changes over time. I have extracted (and normalised) some features and used k-means to generate clusters over the entire span of the dataset. Now I want to see ...
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Estimation of ARMA: state space vs. alternatives

I am interested in estimation of ARMA models. I understand that a popular approach is to write the model down in the state space form and then maximize the likelihood of the model using some ...
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Why is Binning, Weight of Evidence and Information Value so ubiquitous in the Credit Risk/Finance industry?

In the credit risk industry (and finance industry as a whole, at least here in the UK), there is a very common and accepted 'proper' way to build scorecards. The general framework seems to be: ...
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Gamma hurdle model for continuous response?

I am modelling invertebrate.biomass ~ habitat.type * calendar.day + habitat.type * calendar.day ^ 2, with a random intercept of ...
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Can I use optimally scaled variables for a factor analysis to account for rotation? If I can then how?

I have discussed this issue several times in this site, but I am asking it again for a final justification from the experts of our community. I wanted to extract four factors (I should call dimensions ...
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Is the Wilcoxon two-sample test maximally powered to detect proportional odds alternatives?

We know from the literature that The Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney two-sample rank sum test is optimal for detecting simple location shifts when comparing two continuous random variables that each have a ...
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Adjustments to (Linear Regression) Forecast

Full disclosure: I am not a statistician, nor do I claim to be one. I am a lowly IT administrator. Please play gentle with me. :) I am responsible for collecting and forecasting disk storage use ...

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