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### Using Marchenko - Pastur type Theorems on Regression Analysis

Sometimes when doing regression analysis, we estimate our function $g(x) = E(Y |X =x )$ using an orthonormal series, and in particular we use an approximate series $g_{p_n}(x) = \sum_{k=1}^{p_n} ...

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### A question about the distributions of order statistics

Let $F_{k:n}(x)$ denote the distribution function of $k$th order statistic, i.e. $k$th lowest of $n$ i.i.d. draws from a smooth distribution $F$ with support $[0,\bar{x}]$. Then $F_{k+1}(x)-F_k(x) ...

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### Concentration of sum of powers of normals

Let $Z_1,Z_2,\ldots,Z_n$ be i.i.d. copies of a random variable $Z$ distributed as $\frac{1}{\sqrt{2}}X+i\frac{1}{\sqrt{2}}Y$ with $X$ and $Y$ independent standard Normal random variables ...

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### How to compute the limit of skewness function?

The skewness function of a list of values is:
where
$m_k=\sum_{i=1}^N (x_i-u)^k$
$u=E[x]$
The image shows the meaning of this function related to the shape of the distribution of its x values ...

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### Approximating Probability Distribution by Sampling

Consider a discrete probability distribution over $n$ events. Assume that the probabilistic kernel is a black box, that is, we can only sample from it without knowing anything about the type or ...

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### Singular distributions: Applications and Instances

Singular distributions are special mathematical objects. They have an interesting property of not having a density function, defined on a set with Lebesgue measure zero. Cantor distribution is the ...

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### Are the primes normally distributed? Or is this the Riemann hypothesis?

Forgive my very naive question. I know next to nothing about number theory, but I'm curious about the state of the art on the distribution of primes.
Let $\mathrm{Li}(x)$ be the offset logarithmic ...

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### Quantiles moments and Convergence

QUESTION:
Let $F$ be an absolutely continuous distribution function with density $f$, and $F_{n}$ be its nth empirical distribution. Suppose that $t\in (0,1)$ is constant. Is true the convergence
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### Derive concentration bound for the derivative

It that true to conclude that if a random $f(z)$ is a sub-Gaussian random variable for a constant value of z, its derivative $f'(z)|_{z=k}$ with respect to variable $z$ is also sub-Gaussian?
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### Concentration bound for $f(w) = w \times \sin wz$

I need to find an exponential bound for $P(|S_n - \mu| > \lambda)$ where $S_n = \frac{1}{D} \sum_{i=1}^D w_i \sin w_iz$ for a constant $z$, $E(S_n) = \mu$ and $w_i$ are drawn from the normal ...

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### A calculation involving a uniform random variable quantile

THE PROBLEM:
Let $U$ be a uniform distribution and $U_{n}$ be its nth empirical distribution. Suppose $t\in (0,1)$ and $n\in \mathbb{N}$ are constants. What's the explicit expression to
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### Reference request: results on the asymptotic distribution of singular values related to a random orthogonal matrix

Let $Q$ be a random variable taking as its values the set of $n \times k$ real matrices with orthogonal columns, and whose distribution is the Haar measure on the Stiefel manifold $O(n)/O(n-k)$. This ...

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### Running supremmum of a Levy process

Let X be a cadlag Lévy process with $X_0=0$ and let $p$ be a real number in $[1,\infty)$. Then, the following are equivalent.
1): $X$ is $L^p$-integrable.
2): $X^*_t= \mathop{\sup}_{0\leq s\leq t} ...

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### Is any derivative of $f_1^x f_0^{1-x}$ w.r.t. $x$ integrable?

For $f_0$ and $f_1$ two continuos probability density functions on $\mathbb{R}$, by Hölder, I know that $f_1^x f_0^{1-x}$ is integrable on $\mathbb{R}$, where $0 \leq x \leq 1$. Let $l=f_1/f_0$, then ...

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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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### Question about characteristic function with independence assumption

Let $X$ be a random vector taking values in $\mathbb R^2$ with probability density $p(x) = p_1(x_1)p_2(x_2)$, i.e. the components of $X$ are independent.
Let $V$ be an open set in $\mathbb S^1$, the ...

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### one divided by (constant plus complex Gaussian) [closed]

Let $X$ be a circular symmetric complex Gaussian random variable with zero mean and unit variance.
Define $Y=\frac{1}{A+x}$ for some real-valued constant A.
What is the distribution of $Y$?
When is ...

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### Joint probability distribution as functions

Suppose $X$ and $Y$ are correlated random variables in a finite set ${\mathcal A}$, and let $f, g$ be functions that map elements from ${\mathcal A}$ to ${\mathcal B}$ for some finite set ${\mathcal ...

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### Angular distribution for Gaussian vector with non-zero mean

The angular central Gaussian distribution (ACG) is the distribution of $\frac{\mathbf{x}}{\|\mathbf{x}\|}$, when $\mathbf{x}\sim\mathcal{N}\left(\boldsymbol{0},\mathbf{A}\right)$, where $\mathbf{x}$ ...

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### Maximum of the expectation of maximum of Gaussian variables

Suppose $X=(X_1,\ldots,X_n)$ is a Gaussian vector with each entry $X_i$ marginally distributed as $\mathcal{N}(0,1)$. Want to find out the possible maximum of
$$\mathbb{E}\max_{1\le i\le n}|X_i|$$
and
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### Learning resources for Probability Distributions/Models [closed]

I've a good background in basic probability. I need to learn and get a good grip on the probability distributions and stochastic processes, counting processes, and other related topics.
I am already ...

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### Random weighted selection without replacement

I am using the following procedure to select $m$ different numbers $\{i_1,\ldots,i_m\}$ from the set $\Omega = \{1,\ldots,N\}$, with $m,N\in\mathbb{N}$ such that $m< N$.
Selection procedure
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### concentration of random matrices involving normal random variables

Define the random variable
\begin{align*}
A=|a_1|^2\mathbf{a}\mathbf{a}^*
\end{align*}
where $\mathbf{a}\in\mathbb{c}^n$ is a random vector distributed as ...

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### Conditional Distribution of Inverse Wishart [closed]

Suppose $\begin{bmatrix}
K_{11} K_{12}\\K_{12}^T K_{22}
\end{bmatrix}\sim\mathcal{IW}\left(\eta,\begin{bmatrix}
\Sigma_{11} \Sigma_{12}\\\Sigma_{12}^T \Sigma_{22}
\end{bmatrix}\right)$.
What is the ...

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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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### Lipschitz continuous maps from $\mathbb R^n$ to $\mathbb R^n$ that preserve Gaussian measure?

The only ones I can think of are linear maps like rotations and permutations. Is there a more general characterization?

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### Characterizations of the GOE/GUE family of distributions

This question is somewhat related to this one. Loosely speaking, when should I expect a GOE/GUE distribution? The angle of my approach to this is not through statements such as "there is a natural ...

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### Gradient descent-like optimization on a convex landscape with noisy sampling

This is a rewrite of the original positing (below), and is crossposted to ...

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### expectation of log(x+a) when X follows a beta distribution

Is there a closed form expression for the expectation of $\log(x+a)$ (with $a>0$, the case $a=0$ is obvious) when X follows a beta distribution?

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### Mean of i.i.d Random Variables With No Expected Value

Let $X$ be an integer-valued random variable and let $X_n$ be the sum of $n$ independent realizations of $X$. I would like to understand the behavior of $X_n/n$ for large $n$ in some cases where $X$ ...

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### Variance of maximum of mixture of gaussians

Let $\{X_i\}$ be an iid collection of standard normal $(N(0,1))$ random variables . Let $X = (X_1,\ldots,X_n)$, and consider a function of the form $f(X) = \max(A\cdot X)$, where $A$ is some ...

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### Is there a simple closed form solution for the joint density distribution of an exponential distribution with a rate given by a Gamma distribution?

I have an exponential distribution with rate $\lambda$, where $\lambda$ is drawn from a Gamma distribution with shape and scale parameters $(k,\theta)$. I'd like to calculate an exact PDF for values, ...

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### 1-Wasserstein distance between two multivariate normal

The $p$-Wasserstein between two measures $\nu_1$ and $\nu_2$ on $X$ is given by
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### Does this kind of integral equations have unique solution?

Suppose $f_1$ and $f_2$ are two probability density functions on support $[0,1]$ (i.e. $f_1(x)=f_2(x)=0$ for any $x\not\in[0,1]$). Let $\varphi(x)$ denote a known probability density function on ...

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### Distribution of the local time for reflected Brownian motion on the quadrant

If $W$ and $B$ are two independent Brownian motions, $X_t=W_t-\sup_{u\le t} B_u + 1$. I want to find the distribution of $S$ the first hitting time of $0$ by $X$. If someone could give me a direction ...

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### Convergence rate of the central limit theorem near the center of the distribution

I'm looking for fast convergence rates for the central limit theorem - when we are not near the tails of the distribution.
Specifically, from the general convergence rates stated in the Berry–Esseen ...

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### explicit expressions of the distribution of sums of i.i.d. logistic random variables

Where can I find the explicit expression of the distribution of the sum of n i.i.d. logistic random variables, for n=2,3,4...
The expressions given in "On the convolution of logistic random ...

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### Expected value of swaps

Suppose you have a list of non negative numbers of size N. Now you calculate the maximum element in the list by scanning the list linearly and constantly updating a variable which has initial value of ...

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### Are there known expressions for total variation distance between $N(0,\sigma_1^2)$ and $N(0,\sigma^2)$

Are known expressions for total variation distance between $N(0,\sigma^2)$ and $N(0,\sigma^2+\epsilon)$ for small $\epsilon$? The only thing I seem to find is things are expression about the mean but ...

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### Can truncated/non-smooth distributions be used as priors/posteriors in Variational Bayesian methods?

Variational Bayesian methods can sometimes be a good alternative to Markov Chain Monte Carlo numerical evaluation of probability distributions. They do this, as I understand it, by approximating the ...

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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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### Euclidian norm of Gaussian vectors

Let $X \sim \mathcal{N}(0, \Sigma)$ be a Gaussian vector in dimension $N$. I am interested by the probability density of the random variable $\lVert X \lVert_2$.
If $\Sigma = {I}_N$, we recognize ...

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### Cramér-Wold like theorem for independent random variables

Let $X$ be a random vector in $\mathbb R^n$ with probability distribution $\mathbb P_X$. Now when given only the family of distributions
\begin{align*}
\left\{ \mathbb P_{v_1 X_1 + \dots + v_n ...

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### Does second order stochastical domination with increasing likelihood ratio imply first order domination?

This question is coming from the fact that all the counter examples for which second order stochastical domination holds but first oder stochastical domination fails do not accept increasing ...

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### Estimate on gaussian distribution

Let X be an $\mathbb R^d$-valued random variable with distribution $N_d(0,\Sigma)$. I'm looking for a function $f$ such that
$$P(|X_1|\leq M, |X_2|\leq M,\dots, |X_d|\leq M)\geq f(M),$$
and such that ...

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### Population dynamics for fish arriving via a Poisson process and living for a time given by some (not necessarily symmetric) general distribution

Imagine we have a hypothetical population of fish in a pond. The fish cannot reproduce, but are introduced by a Poisson process (with some known and fixed rate parameter independent of the total ...

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### Question about infinite-dimensional BM

Suppose we are given an $L^2(\mathcal{D})$-valued Brownian motion $W_t$ defined by
$$W_t:=\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}\sqrt{\sigma_k}W_t^k\phi_k(x),$$
where $\mathcal{D}$ is bounded domain in $\mathbb{R}^d$, ...

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### “Smallest” event such that probability greater than a given value

Very briefly, consider the probability space $(\mathbb R^n, \mathcal{B}(\mathbb R^n),P)$. During a problem I am studying, I came to a point where i need to compute
\begin{equation*}
\begin{aligned}
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### How do you call the problem of approximating a continuous distribution with a simple discrete distribution?

The following problem came up on the Mathematica forum as "Generating a list of integers that roughly satisfy a distribution": Given $n$, find $n$ integers (possibly with duplicates) whose ...

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### Is this exponential family Gaussian?

Let $m$ be a positive measure on the real line. Assume that $\exp k(t)=\int\exp(xt)m(dx)<\infty$ for $a<t<b$ and that $\exp k(t)=\infty$ if $t\notin[a,b],$, with $-\infty\leq a<b\leq ...