# Tagged Questions

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### Understanding the derivation of a ML-estimator (statistics)

I'm trying to understand the derivation of a ML-estimator and more specifically the rewriting of the covariance matrix $\Sigma$. In this rewriting, a lemma is used to show that:
$$
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### Incoherence of the row/column span

Due to V.Chandrasekaran., et al (p.11) : In general for any $k$-dimensional subspace of $A_{n×n}$ we have that:
$$\sqrt{(k/n)} \leq incoherence(A)\leq 1$$
where the lower bound is achieved (for ...

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### Weak ergodicity of nonhomogenous products of 0-1 matrices

Here is a question which probably has a negative answer, but I couldn't find any literature directly on it.
Let $(A_n)$ be a sequence of rectangular 0-1 matrices (that is, the entries are restricted ...

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### Rescaling positive definite matrices to force a unit eigenvector

Hello,
Let $X'X$ be a positive definite matrix and let $\mathbf{1}$ denote the vector of ones.
I'm hoping to construct a positive, diagonal matrix $W$ such that
$$(W X'X W) \mathbf{1} = ...

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### Singular Value Decomposition Question

Hi: I'm new to this list so apologies if I do anything wrong with my question.
Suppose I have a matrix $Y$ whose SVD can be decomposed as
$Y = U_{0}\Sigma_{0}V_{0}^{*} + U_{1}\Sigma_{1} ...

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### Determinant of an updated Covariance matrix

I am faced with the following problem :
Originally (at time 0) I have a number of data samples $x^0_{1...n}$ (normalised : $E[x] = 0, Var[x] = 1$) from which I have calculated the covariance matrix ...

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### median of matrices

I have $n$ positive definite Hermitian matrices $M_n$ and I want to define and compute their median.
These matrices correspond to independent estimations of a covariance matrix in the presence of ...

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### Derivation of Iteration Rules

Suppose we are given a matrix $V$ and our goal is to find non-negative matrices $W$ and $H$ such that $V \approx WH$. So we want to minimize $K(V || WH)$ (Kullback-Leibler Divergence) where $$K(V||WH) ...

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### Why does the OLS estimator simplify as follows for the single regressor case?

I was reading in "A Guide to Econometrics" that given $Y = X \beta + \epsilon$, the variance covariance matrix of $\beta^\text{OLS}$ is given by $\sigma^2 (X' X)^{-1}$ where $\sigma^2$ is the variance ...

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### Explanation of a proof of an determinant bound?

Let $A\in \mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$ be a positive definite symmetric matrix with eigenvalues $\lambda_1\ge \cdots\ge \lambda_n$, $X\in \mathbb{R}^{n\times k}$ such that $X'X=I_k$ ($X'$ means the ...

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### Solving for Moore Penrose pseudo inverse

I have a system to solve, set up as :
$$Ax = b$$
with a square rank deficient matrix $A$. The paper suggests to use a Moore Penrose pseudo inverse, which in my case can be computed using the ...

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### What are the origin and applications of this result?

In a course taught by Morris Eaton on multivariate statistics that dealt mostly with the Wishart distribution, I learned this proposition: Suppose
$$ M = \begin{bmatrix} A & B \\\\ B^T & C ...

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### Multinomial transformation for matrices

Suppose we have a vector of probabilities $\mathbf{p}=(p_1,...,p_n)$, where $p_i>0$ for $i=1,...n$ and $\sum p_i=1$. Define new vector $\mathbf{r}=(r_1,...,r_{n-1})$ in a following way:
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### “Main” diagonal of a matrix

Hello!
I'm in search of some (possibly statistical) measure for matrices. I want to classify a square matrix as having the largest numbers running along the main diagonal or along the anitdiagonal. ...