# Tagged Questions

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### Reference request: density of $C_c^{\infty}(\mathbb R^d)$ in $L^2(\mathbb R^d,d\rho)$

My question is motivated by an optimal transportation approach to PDE's and gradient flows in metric spaces (see e.g Otto's geometry of dissipative evolution equations: the porous media equation and ...

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### Do regular conditional distributions almost surely assign trivial measure to all members of the conditioning $\sigma$-algebra?

Let $(X,\Sigma)$ be a standard measurable space, let $\rho$ be a probability measure on $(X,\Sigma)$, and let $\mathcal{E}$ be a sub-$\sigma$-algebra of $\Sigma$. We will say that a stochastic kernel ...

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### Measurable functions lifted onto a space of point measures are measurable

I've been reading [1] and attempting to prove statements given without proof. In the paper the authors construct a measurable space of measures over a base space, and as an aside show an elegant way ...

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### Is this generating family of a measurable space of point measures a pi-system?

I'm learning some probability and measure theory and working my way through the first few paragraphs of [1]. My question is perhaps too basic for Math Overflow, but I hope it is welcome here.
Point ...

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### Uniformization/measurable selection theorems

Let $X,Y$ be measurable spaces and $F\subseteq X\times Y$. We say that $f:X\to Y$ is a uniformization map for $F$ if $(x,f(x))\in F$ for each $x\in \pi_X(F)$ where $\pi_X$ is the left projection map. ...

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### Stronger version of linearity for functions of measures

Let $X$ be a standard Borel space, and $P(X)$ be space of Borel probability measures on $X$. It is also a standard Borel space if endowed with the topology of weak convergence, so we can integrate ...

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### Inverse of a Borel surjection

Let $X$ and $Y$ be standard Borel spaces, and let $f:X\to Y$ be a surjective Borel map. Does there exist a Borel inverse of $f$, that is a Borel map $g:Y\to X$ such that $f\circ g = \mathrm{id}_Y$.
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### Quotients of standard Borel spaces

Let $X$ and $Y$ be standard Borel spaces: topological spaces homeomorphic to Borel subsets of complete metric spaces. Given a surjective Borel map $f:X\to Y$, we get an equivalence relation ...

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### Analytic enlargement of an analytic set

Let $X,Y$ be Borel spaces and $A\subseteq X\times Y$ be an analytic set. Let $\pi:X\times Y \to X$ denote the projection map onto $X$. Does there always exist a set $B$ such that $\pi(B) = X\setminus ...

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### Embedding probability spaces in the completion of $[0,1]^K$

Question: Can every probability space $(X,\scr F,\mu)$ be $\sigma$-embedded in the completion of the space $[0,1]^K$ (equipped with a product of Lebesgue measure) for some set $K$?
Here, $f:\scr F\to ...

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### Make this marginalization statement rigorous

Intuition tells me that
$$ p(x\,|\,y) = \int p(x,\theta\,|\,y) \; d\theta$$
by the "law of marginalization", pretty much for any object $\theta$.
I would like to make this statement rigorous, ...

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### Uncountable family of random variables

Let $\{ \xi _a \}_{a \in [0;1]}$ be a family of independent uniformly distributed on $[0;1]$ random variables on some probability space
$(\Omega, \mathscr{F},P)$, indexed by a continuous parameter. ...

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### The borel $\sigma-$algebra of the set of probability measures

Let $X$ be a compact metric space and $M(X)$ the set of all Borel probability measures on $X$.
It is know that $M(X)$ is a convex compact metric space endowed with the weak-* topology i.e.
$(\mu_n)_n ...

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### PDE-Based Triangle Inequality for Optimal Transportation

Suppose $\Omega$ is a suitably regular domain in $\mathbb{R}^n$ and $\rho_0,\rho_1\in\textrm{Prob}(\Omega)$. Benamou and Brenier showed that the $L_2$ transportation distance between $\rho_0$ and ...

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### Finitely additive measures on $\mathbb Z_2^\omega$ with invariance and independence constraints

Let $G = \mathbb Z_2^\omega$, with pointwise addition. Assume the Axiom of Choice. I am interested in finitely additive probability measures $\mu$ defined on all of $\mathcal PG$ that can be ...

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### Which distributions can you sample if you can sample a Gaussian?

Explicitly: You have a computer that is able to pick a real number at random according to the normal distribution: $\mathcal{N}(0,1) = \frac{1}{\sqrt{2\pi}}e^{-x^2/2}$. Which distributions can this ...

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### question about uniform continuity under Skorokhod Metric

Let $D=D([0,1], \mathbb{R})$ be the space of cadlag functions $x$ with $x(0)=0$ and $x$ is continuous on $1$. If we endow $D$ with Skorokhod Metric, see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%A0dl%C3%A0g
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### conditional expectation under convex combinaison of probability measures(II)

Let $(\Omega,\mathcal{F})$ denote some measurable space. Let $P_1$ and $P_2$ denote respectively two probability measures. Now let $\mathcal{G}$ be some sub sigma-algebra of $\mathcal{F}$. Given a ...

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### Empirical estimator for total variation distance between two product distributions

Let $X = (X_1, X_2, \ldots , X_n)$ be an $n$-dimensional random variable, where each $X_i$ is a random variable on finite discrete set $S$. In addition, $X_i$ are independent of each other (but not ...

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### conditional expectation under convex combinaison of probability measures

Let $(\Omega,\mathcal{F})$ denote some measurable space. Let $P_1$ and $P_2$ denote respectively two probability measures. Now let $\mathcal{G}$ be some sub sigma-algebra of $\mathcal{F}$. Given a ...

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### Measures of disjoint unions and complements of a collection of sets

Let $\mu$ be a probability measure. Let $\mathcal A$ be a collection of measurable sets and $D(\mathcal A)$ be the minimal $\lambda$-system (Dynkin system) containing $\mathcal A$.
Is $\mu(D)$ for ...

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### Existence of a conditional distribution

Let $X$ and $Y$ be standard Borel spaces and let $J$ be an analytic subset of $X\times \mathcal P(Y)$ where $\mathcal P(\Omega)$ is a set of probability measures on a Borel space $\Omega$ endowed ...

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### Conditional expectation with respect to random closed sets

Short question
If $X$ is a random closed set, and $Y$ is an integrable random variable, I would like a definition of the "conditional expectation" $$\mathbf{E}[Y \mid X\ni x].$$ Has this been worked ...

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### General version of Skorokhod representation of random variables

Let $F: \mathbb{R} \to [0,1]$ be cumulative distribution function (cdf). The standard way to build a random variable $\tau$ on $([0,1],\mathcal{B},\text{Leb})$ with $F$ as its cdf is using the ...

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### Skorohod theorem (weak convergence) on a discrete setting

I have a question about the application of Skorohod representation theorem. The questions arises in this paper about robust hedging in mathematical finance. It is about the very last equation on page ...

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### Cameron-Martin theorem for non-Gaussian measures

Let $X$ be a locally convex topological linear space, and $\mathbb P$ be a probability measure on $X$. Denote the mean vector $m \in X$ and covariance operator $k : X^* \to X$. Let $\tau_u : X \to X$ ...

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### Density of linear functionals in $L^2$

Let $X$ be a locally convex topological linear space, and let $\mathbb P$ be a probability measure on $X$. Suppose that $\operatorname{var}(\varphi) < \infty$ for all continuous linear functionals ...

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### approximation of probability distribution

I have a question: Let $\mu$ be a probability distribution defined on $(\mathbb{R}, \mathcal{B}(\mathbb{R}))$ satisfying
$$\int_{\mathbb{R}}|x|d\mu<+\infty$$
Set
$$A_n=\Big\{\frac{i}{n}:~ ...

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### Integral wrt probability measure

Let $\Theta\subseteq\mathbb{R}^d$ is open set and $(\cal X, \cal A)$ be a measurable space . For every $\theta\in\Theta$, suppose that $P_\theta$ is a probability measure on $(\cal X, \cal A)$. ...

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### equivalence of topologies defined on $M_1$(a subspace of bounded measures on $\mathbb{R}$)

Let $\mathcal{C}:=\mathcal{C}(\mathbb{R})$ be the space of continuous functions on $\mathbb{R}$ and $\mathcal{C}_b$ its subspace consisting of bounded elements. Define for $\phi(x):=1+|x|$,
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### Existence of a map connecting two marginals of a product measure

Let $X$ and $\bar X$ be two standard Borel spaces, and let $A\subseteq X\times\bar X$ be an analytic subset of the product space. Let $P$ be any probability measure such that $P(A) = 1$, and denote by ...

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### A question about stochastic kernels and invariant measures

Suppose that $E$ is a metric space, let $\mathcal{B}_E$ denote the set of its Borel subsets and suppose that $\mu$ is a probability measure on $(E,\mathcal{B}_E)$. In addition, suppose that $p:E\times ...

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### From Lebesgue Integral to Stieltjes Integral, and integration by parts

Let $X$ be a real random variable with c.d.f function $F$.
Let $g$ be an increasing measurable real function and assume that $\mathbb{E}\left[g(X)\right]$ exists (and is finite).
What additional ...

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### Is there a measure / probability theory in a topos of “generalized measure spaces”?

Consider the category with the standard Lebesgue measure space $\Omega$ as its only object and measure type preserving nonincreasing (equivalence classes of) maps as morphisms.
Question: is there an ...

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### dual space of the subspace of the space of probability measures [closed]

I have a question which maybe so naive but I want to know the result about it.
Let $\mathcal{M}=\mathcal{M}(\mathbb{R})$ be the space of bounded measures. Then by some materiau such as ...

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### Proving that Brownian motion has no points of increase

I am reading Burdzy's paper on the points of increase of Brownian motion:
Burdzy's Paper
He is proving that, almost surely, a Brownian motion, has no points of increase. What he actually proves is ...

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### Uniform Law Of Iterated Logarithm for VC classes

Kenneth Alexander proved a uniform Law Of Iterated logarithm for Vapnik-Chervonenkis classes in the article Probability Inequalities for Empirical Processes and a Law of the Iterated Logarithm (Ann. ...

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### Probability measures on $L^p$

Let $(X,\mathcal X,\mu)$ be a fixed measure space, and suppose that $\mu$ is stationary and ergodic with respect to the (left) action of a topological group $G$. Stationarity means that $\mu = g_* \mu ...

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### When is a space of probability measures not perfectly normal?

I am looking for examples of pairs ($(\Omega,\Sigma)$, ($\mathcal P(\Omega)$, $\tau$)), where $(\Omega,\Sigma)$ is a measurable space and ($\mathcal P(\Omega)$, $\tau$) is a space of probability ...

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### Particular neighborhoods of analytical sets

Let $X$ be a standard Borel space: a topological space isomorphic to a Borel subset of a complete separable metric space. Denote by $\mathcal P(X)$ the set of all Borel probability measures over $X$ ...

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### measure with given push-forwards

Let $X,Y$ be locally compact spaces (in my specific case, they are locally compact groups). Suppose that we are given a measure $\mu$ on $X$ and a finite number of quotient maps ...

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### A non-trivial probability measure on $2^{\mathbb R}$

Consider the measurable space $2^{\mathbb R}$, equipped with the tensor-product $\sigma$-algebra. Famously, this space has a measurable structure which is not generated by a topology (see this ...

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### Measure theory in nuclear spaces

Much of the literature on measure theory in linear spaces focuses on the case of normed linear spaces (e.g., the outstanding book by Vakhania, or its sequel). However, nuclear linear spaces "as far ...

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### Forms of multivariate CLT [closed]

I am looking for a good reference for differnt kinds of multivariate central limit theorems. I was wondering how far the i.i.d. condition of the standard multivariate clt can be relaxed, as in can the ...

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### Continuity on a measure one set versus measure one set of points of continuity

In short: If $f$ is continuous on a measure one set, is there a function $g=f$ a.e. such that a.e. point is a point of continuity of $g$?
Now more carefully, with some notation: Suppose $(X, d_X)$ ...

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### Is this a closed set?

Let $\Theta$ and $X$ be two (Hausdorff) topological spaces. Let $\mathbb P : \Theta \to \Delta(X)$ be a "statistical model", i.e., a continuous function from parameter space $\Theta$ to the space of ...

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### Uniformly distributed sequence in $\mathbb{R}$

We say that a sequence $(x_n)_{n=1}^\infty \subseteq \mathbb{R}$ is "uniformly distributed in $[a,b]$", with $a < b$, if $(x_n)_{n=1}^\infty \cap [a,b] \neq \varnothing$ and
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### What are some characterizations of the strong and total variation convergence topologies on measures?

I asked this question on StackExchange a few days ago but didn't get any response, so I thought I would try here.
The Wikipedia article on convergence of measures defines three kinds of convergence: ...

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### Determining the asymptotic behavior of random matrices with vanishing ratio dimensions

Consider an $N\times K$ random matrix $X$ (defined on a probability space $(Ω,F,μ)$) with i.i.d. entries having zero mean and variance $1/K$.
There are a lot of results regarding the asymptotic ...

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### Qualitative weakenings of probabilistic independence

In probability theory, independence of random variables is characterised by
$$(1)~~X~\text{independent}~Y \; \iff \; P_{(X,Y)} = P_X \otimes P_Y \enspace ,$$
where $P_{(X,Y)}$ is the joint probability ...