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    Markov Decission Processes Discount /Reward

    Hello stats lovers! I am new to this forum and this will be my first thread:) Subject : Markov Decission Processes Utility sequences, Gamma indicates reward for every action. However when your Gamma is higher than 1 then it indicates you want your reward later instead of directly. Can someone...
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    Gamma vs. Tau's b

    Hi everyone I am studying political science, and we have during our classes of statistical research learned to use gamma for ordinal variables. Our teacher has taught us, that gamma often overestimates the correlation since it doesn't count for ties. On a note he furthermore told us that...
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    Gamma Poisson Mixture with finite Gamma

    Dear all I am working with a Gamma-Poisson mixture distribution where (and this is not usual) the support of the Gamma distribution (in fact, I am able to restrict to the neg exponential instead of the Gamma...) is finite, e.g. [0,1]. I would like to derive the mean and a Likelihood...
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    On determining Alpha and Beta from a gamma distribution upon simulating a sample

    Hey guys, hope someone will be able to help me. What I want to do: determine the empirical values for alpha and beta from a simulated sample from a gamma(alpha,beta) distribution. Say it looks something like this: proc iml; alpha=10; beta=5; sumofvaluepower1 = 0; sumofvaluepower2 =...