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### Supremum of a martingale

Let $(X_n)$ be a martingale. What can be said about the distribution of its maximum over a window of fixed length:
$$M_n = \max_{n-10 \leq k \leq n} X_k$$ or about the "range" over a window:
$$R_n = ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

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### Functional limit theorem under random change of time

This post seems long, but its almost everything proofed except the last step. The unknown part is marked especially.
Given a Levy-Process $U_{t}$ with with $E(U_t)=0$ (then $U_t$ is a martingale). ...

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### Expression for Joint-PDF of Langevin equation?

How to derive exact or approximate analytical expression for time-dependent joint-PDF (velocity-coordinate PDF) for Langevin equations of Brownian motion?
Langevin equations is:
$\dot{x}=v$
...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

36 views

### Maximizing joint entropy?

I'm stuck trying to find the maximum entropy probability distribution taking into account a joint distribution.
Basically, I want to find the maximum entropy expression for $p(x,y)$ when the marginal ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

542 views

### Calculate channel capacity of general channel under constraint

Given a conditional distribution $P_{Y|X}$ I'd like to find the prior distribution $P_X$ that maximizes the mutual information $I(X;Y)$ with $P_Y(y)=\int P_{Y|X}(y|x)P_X(x)\text{dx}$ (this corresponds ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

44 views

### Conditioned sum of n Poissons versus unconditioned Poissons

Let $\theta >1$ and take independent random variables $Z_k \sim \text{Poisson}(\theta/k)$ for $1 \leq k \leq n$ and let $Z_k^*$ have marginals like the $Z_k$ conditioned on $\sum_1^n k Z_k = n$:
...

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### Cumulative distribution function and sum of random variables [on hold]

For two continuous (iid) random variables $X$ and $Y$, we have (ref): $$ \mathbb{P}(X+Y \le a) =\int_{-\infty}^\infty \int_{-\infty}^{c-x} \big ( f(x,y) dy \big ) dx$$ with $f$ being the joint density ...

**2**

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**1**answer

131 views

### Ask for a special function related to the error function

I am wondering whether anyone knows the following integration has a named special function or a reference
$$
F_{a,b}(z) :=\frac{2}{\sqrt{\pi}} \int_0^z \text{erf}(a+b y)\: e^{-y^2} \text{d}y
$$
for ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

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### Convexity of truncated expectation

Let $k, n$ be two positive integers with $k \leq n$, and let $P = \{ (x_1, \dots, x_n) \in [0, 1]^n : \sum_i x_i = k \}$.
Given $x = (x_1, x_2, \dots, x_n) \in P$, let $X_i$ be the random variable ...

**1**

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**1**answer

46 views

### A generalization of negative binomial distribution

Assume we have a set of n balls. For each step, we uniformly pick one ball and label it if it is not labeled. Or otherwise move on to next step. I am wondering what is the distribution of number of ...

**1**

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**0**answers

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### Expectation of two identical log-normal distributions [migrated]

I would like to compute the conditional expectation (on an interval from $c$ to $\infty$) of the minimum of two log normal distributions.
Denote $X_1$, $X_2 \sim LN(0, \sigma)$, the associated ...

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votes

**3**answers

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### Distance metric between two sample distributions (histograms)

Context: I want to compare the sample probability distributions (PDFs) of two datasets (generated from a dynamical system). These datasets depend on a set of parameters, and I want a concise way to ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

69 views

### Bound on the total variation distance for multiple samples $d_{tv}(P^n,Q^n)$

Given two discrete distributions $P$ and $Q$, with computable total variation distance $d_{TV}(P,Q)=||P - Q||_1$, is there a precise bound for $d_{TV}(P^n,Q^n)=||P^n - Q^n||_1$, as need to estimate ...

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**1**answer

363 views

### Bounds on $\int \log(1+x) g(x) \mathrm{d}x$?

Let $X$ and $Y$ be two continuous real random variables with common support $(0,x_{\max}]$ and with PDF $f_X(x)$ and $f_Y(y)$. Assume that $\Pr [Y\geq\beta \mid X<\beta] \leq k$ and that $\Pr ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

182 views

### connection between the statistical properties of a scalar field and its columns

Consider a scalar field $s:[0,1]^3 \to \mathbb{R}$ and its "column" field
\begin{equation}
c: [0,1]^2 \to \mathbb{R}: (x,y) \mapsto \int_0^1 s(x,y,z) \,\mathrm{d}z.
\end{equation}.
What can be said ...

**0**

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### Product of lognormal random variables

Let $X_1$ and $X_2$ be two normal random variables. Write $X_1\sim N(\mu_1, \sigma^2_1)$ and $X_2\sim N(\mu_2, \sigma^2_2)$, to fix ideas.
Consider the corresponding log-normal random variables: ...

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### Characterize Linear Transformation of Dirichlet Distribution

Let $X=(X_1,....,X_K)\sim{}\text{Dir}(\alpha_1,...,\alpha_K)$ be a Dirichlet distribution with parameters $\alpha_1,...,\alpha_K$. Let $A$ be a non-singular linear map and ...

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### Proving Fixed Point Algorithms

In Thomas Minka's paper on Estimating the Dirichlet Distribution (link here http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/minka/papers/dirichlet/minka-dirichlet.pdf), the author presents a fixed ...

**0**

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### Distribution of deviations from order statistics [migrated]

Consider a continuous r.v. $x$ with CDF $F(\cdot)$. Let $\{x_i,\,i=1,\ldots,n\}$ be a sample of $n$ IID draws, and let $\{x_{(i)},\,i=1,\ldots,n\}$ denote the order statistics; i.e., $x_{(1)}$ is the ...

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### Existence of probability distribution satisfying upper/lower bounds on events

Suppose we have a finite sample space $S$ and some events $A_1, \dots, A_k \subseteq S$. We would like to put a probability distribution on $S$ so that no element has probability greater than a ...

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**1**answer

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### When should we expect Tracy-Widom?

The Tracy-Widom law describes, among other things, the fluctuations of maximal eigenvalues of many random large matrix models. Because of its universal character, it obtained his position on the ...

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### The role of absolute continuity in stochastic ordering defined over sets of probability distributions

This question is about a claim given in this paper (page 261, the remark), but without any proof.
It simply says that if two sets of probability distributions, $\mathscr{P}_0$ and $\mathscr{P}_1$ ...

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### On the numerical range of non-self adjoint Gaussian matrix

For a complex $n \times n$ matrix $A$, its numerical range is the set
$$W(A) = \left\{\mathbf{x}^*A\mathbf{x} \mid \mathbf{x}\in\mathbb{C}^n,\ \|x\|_2=1\right\} .$$
We can further define the ...

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votes

**2**answers

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### Maximal entropy distribution with given conditionals

It is well known that of all the joint distributions $p(x,y)$ with fixed marginals $p(x),p(y)$, the one with the highest entropy is:
$$
p(x,y)=p(x)p(y).
$$
Suppose instead that we have conditionals. ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

161 views

### Expected value and variance of a stochastic process

I would like to ask if there is a way to find the expected value and the variance of the following process
$$
dv_t=(a-be^{\alpha v_t})dt+\sigma dW_t, \quad v_t=v_0
$$
where $a\in (-\infty,+\infty), ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### On the eigenvalues' distribution of random unitary

Fix an integer $d$, let $\mathbb{U}_d$ be the $d\times d$ unitary group.
For any $U\in \mathbb{U}_d$, define $\Omega(U)$ be the length of the smallest arc containing all the eigenvalues of $U$ on the ...

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**1**answer

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### Upper Bound for the Difference of Even Probability and Odd Probability in Hypergeometric Distribution

Let $X$ be a random variable following the hypergeometric distribution with parameters $N,K,n$, where
\begin{equation}
Pr(X=k) = \frac{\binom{K}{k}\binom{N-K}{n-k}}{\binom{N}{n}}.
\end{equation}
To ...

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### Multimodal property of polynomial logistic distribution

Let $P(x)$ be a polynomial (of an odd degree $n$) strictly increasing on $(-\infty, +\infty).$
Then $F(x)=\displaystyle \frac{1}{1+\exp\{-P(x)\}}$ is a distribution function of a polynomial logistic ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Median of a uniform multinomial variable

Let $k\in\mathbb N^+$ be a positive integer.
Consider a set of i.i.d. random variables $X_1,X_2,\ldots, X_n$, each of which is distributed uniformly over $\{1,2,\ldots,2k+1\}$.
For $i\in ...

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### Expected number of perfect matchings in bounded degree bipartite graphs

Consider collection $\mathcal C_{n,n,\Delta}$ of every $2n$ vertex balanced bipartite graph of average degree $\Delta$.
What is the expected number of perfect matching a graph in $\mathcal ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Reference request for a result regarding density of induced probability measure under a submersion

Let $\pi: M \to N$ be a smooth submersion from a bounded open subset of $\mathbb{R}^m$ onto $ N \subset \mathbb{R}^n$, $m \geq n$. Further, let $M$ be given a probability measure $\mu$. Then the map ...

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**1**answer

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### Estimate of incomplete binomial integral

Let $0\le k \le n$. Prove that
$$
n\binom{n}{k}\int_{0}^{\frac{k}{n+1}}t^k(1-t)^{n-k}\,dt \le 1/2.
$$
As far as I know
1) it is proved for $\frac{k}{n+1}\le 1/2$ and
2) not proved for $1/2 ...

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**0**answers

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### Joint distribution on order statistics and sample history

If samples $X_1, X_2, ... X_t$ are picked independently and identically from the discrete uniform distribution $[1,2, ..., P]$, what is the joint distribution of the last $k$ order statistics and last ...

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votes

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143 views

### Expected number of changes in the sign of a rolling sum of independent normal variables

Imagine we define $Y(t+n)=
X(t+1)+.....+X(t+n)$ where $X(i)$ is an independent normal (i.e. everyday we remove the starting observation and we add a new one). We have $n$ consecutive observations of ...

**1**

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**0**answers

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### BM hitting times with exponential killing process

Assume a BM in 3d domain (infinite) with a small absorbing subdomain (cube, sphere, ect), centered at point $p_s=(x_s,y_s,z_s)$ . BM starts at point $p_0=(x_0,y_0,z_0)$ and when it riches the ...

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**1**answer

95 views

### Variance of the normal CDF [closed]

Several threads (e.g. Integration of the product of pdf & cdf of normal distribution ) have shown that
$E[\Phi(x)]=\Phi(\mu/\sqrt{\sigma^2+1})$ when $x\sim N(\mu,\sigma^2)$.
I'd like to compute ...

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**1**answer

56 views

### Fundamental difference between Poisson Point Process and Binomial Point Process

What is the fundamental difference between Poisson Point Process and Binomial Point Process?
I am evaluating a solution in a Binomial Point Process setup. If I want to evaluate that in a Poisson ...

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**1**answer

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### Choosing a sample based on where the density function is highest

Is there a name for the following process?
Say I have an absolutely continuous probability density function $f$ with compact support, and I take $k$ independent samples $x_1,\dots,x_k$ from $f$. ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

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### Growth of inner products between two random vectors on the sparse hypercube

We define the $s$-sparse hypercube in $\mathbb{R}^d$ as
\begin{align}
\mathbb{H}_s = \bigl \{ {\bf{v}} \in \{ -1, 0 , 1\}^d \colon \| {\bf{v}} \|_0 = s \bigr\},
\end{align}
where $ \| {\bf v} \|_0 $ ...

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**0**answers

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### A question about probabilistic graphical models

Say one is given a probabilistic graphical model and a cut of the underlying graph. Do we know any statements about when and how can one or many of the marginals (of the sources) or the conditionals ...

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**1**answer

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### Counterexample: weak convergence doesn't imply $L^1-$convergence [closed]

I'm not sure my question is of research level, but I cannot find the answer in the existing reference. Let $\mu_n$ be a sequence of probability measures on $\mathbb R$ satisfying
$$\int_{\mathbb ...

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votes

**1**answer

119 views

### About Renyi entropy

If one is given a joint probability distribution over a finite set of discrete random variables then I guess there a notion of $\alpha-$Renyi entropy defined for it as $S_\alpha (X_1,..,X_n) = ...

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### Averaged geometric series with floor function

Given a value $p\in[0,1]$ (a probability of occurrence), I would like to bound the following expression:
$$ s\frac{1-(1-p)^{k+1}}{p(k+1)} + (1-s)\frac{1-(1-p)^{k}}{pk},\ \ \ \text{where $k=\lfloor ...

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### Neat definition of Harris Ergodicity

I can't find any reference where the definition of Harris Ergodicity for Continuous time Markov processes is defined.
a) What would be exactly the definition?
b) What reference could be helpful?
...

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votes

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### A contractive mapping which I don't understand

Given a matrix $Y$ and a vector $c$ define the following iteration
$\hat{c} = f(c)$, where each element of $\hat{c}$ is given by
$$\hat{c}_{\ell} = \frac{\sum_k ...

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votes

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### Is Gaussian the unique 2-stable distribution? [closed]

It is well known that Gaussian distribution is a 2-stable distribution. (For more information about p-stable distribution, please refer to Stable Distribution.) But is Gaussian the unique 2-stable ...

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### variance of log of ratio of chi-square variables

Let X be a chi-square variable with two degrees of freedom.
Let A and B be to arbitrary constants, with $A>B>0$.
I need the variance of
$Y=\log(1+AX)-\log(1+BX).$
The mean is, maybe not ...

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**0**answers

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### Algorithm to calculate moments of uniform distribution on convex polyhedra

There is system of linear inequalities
$$
Ax \leq K,
$$
$$
x\geq a, x\leq b.
$$
$A$ is $(n\times m)$-matrix, where $n\approx 100$ and $m\approx 10000$, $rank(A)=n$.
Suppose that on set of solutions ...

**0**

votes

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### Distribution of stopped Brownian motion in $\mathbb R^2$

Let $B=(B^1_t,B^2_t)_{t\ge 0}$ be a standard Brownian motion in $\mathbb R^2$. Let $U=(U^1,U^2)$ be an independent random variable taking values in a circle $C_1\subset\mathbb R^2$ with uniform ...

**0**

votes

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### derivation of a gap related to extreme value theory

I have an expression to evaluate as follow:
$\mathbb{E}\left[\sum_{k=1}^K s_k f(x_k)\Big|s_k=s_k^{\ast} \right]$
where $\{s_k^\ast\}$ can be treated as a ${policy}$ which is defined as follows:
...