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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Proof of the day

    In this thread we post one (or more if you can't wait) proof a day. I'll start by proving the that V=\sigma^2(X'X)^{-1} in the linear...

    Started by Englund‎, 01-18-2014 04:56 AM
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  1. EM algorithm

    Hello can you help me? I require a program for estimate of parameters in density of mixture exponential With EM algorithm . Thank you for your...

    Started by elnaz‎, 04-09-2006 03:44 PM
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  2. ANOVA without random variables?

    I am making a preliminary selection of algorithms to use for recognizing a collection of objects in images. I have a simulation that creates a set...

    Started by jalanthomas‎, 01-08-2007 09:17 PM
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  3. General lasso question

    Hi all, I'm using logistic regression with a lasso-like constraint on the parameters. I have noticed that very often the sum of the absolute...

    Started by olac‎, 06-13-2007 09:07 AM
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  4. weibull distribution

    i'm studying film life cycle using the weibull distribution. given the survival function, there exists the hazard rate, or the failure rate, a point...

    Started by angelo_s‎, 02-04-2008 12:50 PM
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  5. Describing a curve in order to compare with species abundance

    Hi, I was wondering if there was an established method / algorithm for describing a curve (in this case, grain-size data) in order to compare...

    Started by nicknara25‎, 04-11-2008 05:31 AM
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  6. Partial Least Squares

    Hello, I am doing a project about "Partial Least Squares", and I find it a bit hard to understand the math part of the model. I was wondering if...

    Started by WeeG‎, 05-24-2008 11:20 AM
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  7. Kaplan-Meier: Overall time longer than 2 factors

    I have an SPSS output of a Kaplan-Meier in which I compared to factors. The overall mean survival time is longer than the 2 factors. Is this because...

    Started by sheederj‎, 05-27-2008 09:35 AM
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  8. Constucting ARMA realizations

    Given estimates for the AR and MA coefficients for an ARMA(p,q) model with a non zero mean, how do I construct a realization of the time series? ...

    Started by devlynn167‎, 06-11-2008 10:26 AM
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  9. Two objective functions in one Unconstrained optimization problem

    Think about we have 2 objective functions and both of them are in the form of being equal to zero. For example, maximize f1: x1^2+x1*x2+2*x2^3=0...

    Started by SPS‎, 06-17-2008 02:40 AM
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  10. quantile regression vs. non-parametric curve fit of quantiles

    hello, i am doing some data analysis using a technique like the one pictured here:...

    Started by d^2‎, 06-23-2008 09:54 AM
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  11. Lanczos' Algorithm for Sparse Matrices

    I just have a quick question about the implementation of lanczos' algorithm. If you are unfamiliar with it, it can be found at...

    Started by senorbum‎, 06-24-2008 10:44 AM
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  12. Testing Accuracy of Tridiagonal Matrix Computation

    So I implemented a lanczos algorithm which tridiagonalizes a real symmetric matrix. However, I don't know if my result is accurate. How would I be...

    Started by senorbum‎, 07-09-2008 09:53 AM
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  13. simultanoues equations for panel data

    I want to estimate a simultaneous equations model in which each structural equation has a panel data structure. how to do it? Stata doesn't have a...

    Started by loukil‎, 07-14-2008 07:46 AM
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  14. Smile Comparing 2 Likert scale with different scale numbers

    One of my surveys has a Likert scale of 1-7. The other survey that I am comparing it too has a scale of 0-5. My study is a correlation study, but I...

    Started by jillyoung‎, 07-18-2008 01:04 PM
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  15. Weighting by sample size/confidence intervals in regression analysis?

    Hello, I am conducting an analysis of how a gene frequency (technically allele frequency) correlates with certain ecological variables (mainly...

    Started by dtae‎, 07-24-2008 10:33 PM
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  16. Plus-4 Method

    Can anyone explain the reasoning behind why the "Plus-4" Method is more reliable? Or, can anyone point me to a resource that explains why? This is...

    Started by theviaster‎, 07-25-2008 08:59 AM
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  17. Longitudinal Data Analysis

    Hello people, I need some help with LDA, I have important home work to do and I have a problem. I got autocorrelation of a model: (obs=70) ...

    Started by WeeG‎, 07-28-2008 05:28 AM
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  18. Smile need help for my research

    Hello ! Two types of people probably lurk on this type of Internet site! The ones who hate statistics and for which numerical logic remains a...

    Started by statstruggler‎, 08-03-2008 11:23 AM
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  19. help on statisitcal test to use

    Hi! In my research I am using a surrogate approach (number of surrogates=100) and I making a comparison among indeces (as correlation indeces...

    Started by netrunner‎, 08-18-2008 03:29 AM
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  20. Factor Analysis Projections

    I'm working with some time series data and I'm trying to determine if using factor analysis as a clustering method will lead me to a different...

    Started by lfalin‎, 08-27-2008 10:06 PM
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  21. Help in Genetic Analysis

    Hy, what is the better test (or software) to compare the genotype (or allele) frequency of several gene mutations, at the same time in two...

    Started by mnasi‎, 09-10-2008 08:30 AM
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  22. Covariate Estimation & Unbiased Estimation

    I work with a group that utilizes the Mahalanobis Distance to detect the health of a system, mostly electronics. Within this research, we are looking...

    Started by 3waytie4last‎, 09-10-2008 12:41 PM
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  23. Mahalanobis Distance

    I am doing research concerning the degradation of a particular system... In this case, a cooling fan for a computer. I am measuring three...

    Started by 3waytie4last‎, 09-11-2008 09:42 AM
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  24. help choosing LDA situation to implement

    Hey all, I am a comp sci grad student interested in pattern recognition, and have been told that LDA is a good place to start before moving into...

    Started by dkwestbr‎, 10-06-2008 01:00 AM
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  25. A Simple Meta-Analysis query

    Hi All, I am working on my first meta-analysis project and this may sound silly, but I am having difficulty deciding which studies to include. ...

    Started by claireH‎, 10-10-2008 04:50 AM
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  26. concordance of two sets of data

    here is my problem: for a set of genes i have an expected(predicted) phenotype and an observed phenotype. i need prove that the level of...

    Started by anjan_purkayastha‎, 10-13-2008 12:29 PM
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  27. Bayesian Logistic Regression

    I have the following logistic regression problem I am trying to solve using bayesian approach. " We consider a logistic regression setting where...

    Started by vioravis‎, 10-13-2008 03:09 PM
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  28. Two Stage Least Squares Regression

    I am trying to test a model and have been advised that 2SLS is the appropriate method. I am using SPSS which has the 2SLS option. My problem is that...

    Started by Lisa‎, 10-19-2008 06:35 AM
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  29. Standard error (asymptotic standard error) of ŷi of exponential regression (Y = exp(a

    Hello People I was look a formual or description how to calculate standard error of ŷi or usually called asymptotic standard error in non-linear...

    Started by ggalex‎, 10-23-2008 10:49 AM
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  30. Correlation/Regression using Aggregrated Data

    Hi, This is something that I've been wondering about for some time now, but which I've never managed to find a formal reference for....

    Started by EH11‎, 10-30-2008 07:44 AM
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  31. Please help?

    Alright, so honestly, I've actually looked up in both my textbooks as well as online tutorials for simplified explanations as to how I can solve the...

    Started by blithevanilla‎, 11-17-2008 12:18 AM
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  32. help with sequential type of tests in statistics for hyppothesis testing

    my research topic is sequential type of tests in statistics for hyppothesis testing and i have been told to coollect atleast 20 sequential type...

    Started by rashid‎, 11-18-2008 10:13 AM
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  33. website splits - sample sizes

    Id like to do some research into website splits. As visitors arrive to one of our websites (lets call it id=123), the page will randomly deliever...

    Started by hip_au‎, 11-19-2008 08:47 PM
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  34. When are random variables random?

    I have an environmental dataset in which a treatment was carried out on a series of plots (situated on the landscape) in duplicate. However the...

    Started by jdmac11‎, 11-26-2008 09:34 AM
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  35. Is this a vaild data transformation method?

    Hello Talkstats people, I am another hopeless case who needs some help with my dissertation statistics. Basically I am not sure if the method...

    Started by anotherhopelesscase‎, 11-26-2008 09:49 AM
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  36. Effect of Culture on Scales

    I am considering implementing a study asking respondents to rate several items on 1-10 scale. In America, I know the limitations of the scale. ...

    Started by mpongras‎, 12-01-2008 10:57 AM
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  37. Product pricing question

    Hello all. It's been a long time since I've been on this forum. Glad I was able to find it again. I'm afraid my stats experience is limited to...

    Started by vangogh228‎, 12-08-2008 07:41 AM
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  38. Unhappy Two groups & two

    Hi Wondering if anyone can help with this one. Well, several really. I am planning to conduct a study examining how easy it is to use two...

    Started by SML‎, 12-18-2008 02:00 PM
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  39. "Maximally uncorrelated" representation for a covariance matrix

    Hi, I have a question about the covariance matrix from a real-life study in particle physics. I am working on a non-linear fit of a...

    Started by pmn1‎, 12-20-2008 08:16 PM
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  40. Power Analysis for SURVEY data

    I am doing secondary data analysis on survey data that has a clustered, complex random design. I am using STATA 9.0. For the Power analysis do I use...

    Started by kawillit‎, 01-10-2009 07:31 PM
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  41. Multivariate Statistics: Which is appropriate PCA, DFA, MANCOVA?

    Hello there, I am trying to determine which multivariate statistical techniques are most appropriate to address my biological questions and type...

    Started by lophodont‎, 01-12-2009 04:15 PM
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  42. Tests for Change in Mean Dependent data

    Hello, I am doing research on change point analysis. I am working on the attached paper and I'm trying to see where the number in Table 1 are...

    Started by SVM‎, 01-14-2009 12:52 AM
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  43. Cool Alternative to two-sample t-test when proportions are SMALL (<0.001)

    Hi, I'm looking for an alternative to the two-sample (independent) t-test for equality of proportions. The two-sample t-statistic only holds...

    Started by swnicholson‎, 01-14-2009 04:15 PM
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  44. Post How to do this power study?

    Suppose I have a function f(x) = { 0 if 0 =< x < 0.5 { Beta=0.5 if 0.5 =< x =< 1 y = f(x) +...

    Started by SVM‎, 01-17-2009 11:22 PM
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  45. Randomization in an experiment

    Hi, everyone. I know randomization is basically to help guarantee that the experiment at hand doesn't systematically favor any condition over...

    Started by cowmoose‎, 01-19-2009 12:19 AM
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  46. Question Repeated measurements are negatively correlated

    I have a set of data on 9 subjects. A measurement is taken every week for 10 consecutive weeks. Say I would like to compare the measurements taken on...

    Started by anggraini_13‎, 01-20-2009 03:07 AM
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  47. testing

    I am new to thread but wondering how I would go about testing inferentially a hypothesis for a research paper. It would be regarding productivity as...

    Started by brickwall‎, 02-09-2009 11:06 PM
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  48. variables in linear mixed model

    Hello, I'm performing a longitudinal study, that compares computer use duration measured by 2 different methods: by questionnaire and computer...

    Started by richterr‎, 02-11-2009 10:27 AM
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  49. Testing change between 2 samples at 2 periods of time

    Hi Id wonder if anyone could help me. Im having one of those brain freeze moments when you think you may know the answer but really would...

    Started by lost in stats‎, 02-20-2009 02:54 AM
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  50. Granger Causality test help!

    I have run a Granger causality test on two time series but im not sure based on the output whether or not to reject the null hypothesis. Below is the...

    Started by ross781‎, 02-21-2009 01:38 PM
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  51. Comparing deaths with reportings

    Hi. For my dissertation I am looking at how "Superbugs" are represented in the Media, and how the media's portrayal of them has caused some...

    Started by dellmarie88‎, 02-21-2009 02:10 PM
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  52. Videopods

    Is anyone aware of any videopods that cover econometrics courses (especially time series and cross sectional analysis?

    Started by 12345678‎, 02-25-2009 12:15 PM
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  53. Dissertation confusion!

    Hi there guys, i'm new so hopefully i'll get enough information down here for you, any questions then just ask! Ok so here's the deal... i'm a...

    Started by Swarley‎, 03-06-2009 04:22 PM
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  54. need urgent help! how analyze data?

    Hi there, I hope anyone can help... Have been looking up text-book after text-book without getting the info I need! I am trying to analyze some...

    Started by SurveyQueen‎, 03-07-2009 10:56 AM
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  55. Post Help in study design! URGENT!

    Suppose I do a retrospective review of patients records of two groups of patients.. one with diagnosis A and the other group with diagnosis B. And I...

    Started by afrasyabkhan‎, 03-08-2009 03:38 AM
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  56. Help?

    I have a survey of college students in which I created individual weights to account for differences in Age, Gender, Race, and degree level, so...

    Started by lisa131067‎, 03-07-2009 08:35 PM
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  57. best presentation of data to aid analysis

    Hello, I need some help with formulating a methodology for my current dissertation. I am investigating the impact of ability setting on students....

    Started by Gemstar‎, 03-12-2009 02:02 AM
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  58. Testing for Developmental Significance

    Please help with my current research analysis. I am studying university students' frequency us, confidence, and success at various study...

    Started by owen7‎, 03-16-2009 02:46 PM
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  59. Isotonic Regression

    Hello, I would like to ask if someone knows the answers to the next questions: 1. When do I use Isotonic Regression and why ? 2. What's the...

    Started by WeeG‎, 03-20-2009 04:19 PM
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  60. About the distribution of confidence interval for Weibull

    Does anyone have an idea about the distribution of the 95&#37; confidence intervals for a population with a Weibull distribution? Thanks in advance!

    Started by ppmovie‎, 03-23-2009 06:18 PM
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