# Questions tagged [random-functions]

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### Can a random probability measure be interpreted as random variable with values in the set of probability measures?

Suppose $(\Omega,\mathcal{F},P)$ is a complete probability space and denote by $\mathcal{B}(\mathbb R)$ the Borel $\sigma$-algebra on $\mathbb R$.
Recall that a random probability measure is a ...

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### Deconvolution and mean-preserving spreads

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I have been working on proving the existence of a mathematical object. After trying several things, I think that if I can show the following, an important step towards proving existence will ...

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### Less regular version of the Gaussian free field

One can define (continuous) Gaussian free field as follows: one can consider some orthonormal basis $(\psi_k)_{k=1}^{\infty}$ in the Sobolev space $H^1(\Omega)$ (here $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^d$) ...

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### Canonical embedding of Hilbert space in random $L^2$

This question is a followup of Canonical embedding of Hilbert space in $L^2$ space, where it was essentially shown that there is no canonical way to construct, from an abstract Hilbert space $H$, a ...

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### The distribution of the power of the sum of inner products of two independent complex normal vectors

If I have $\mathbf x_n=[x_0, x_1,... ,x_K]^T$ and $\mathbf y_n=[y_0, y_2, ..., y_K]^T$, where $x,y\sim\mathcal C\mathcal N(\mathbf 0,\sigma^2\mathbf I)$.
What is the distribution of the following ...

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### The distribution of the sum of inner products of two independent complex normal vectors

If I have $\mathbf x_n=[x_0, x_1,... ,x_K]^T$ and $\mathbf y_n=[y_0, y_2, ..., y_K]^T$, where $x,y\sim\mathcal C\mathcal N(\mathbf 0,\sigma^2\mathbf I)$.
What is the distribution of the following ...

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### Smooth transformation of a curve with fixed ends and length [duplicate]

I am simulating polymers of fixed length and fixed ends. I would like to search the phase space of all possible conformations quickly. Is there anyway I can generate efficiently a lot of (rather) ...

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### Expected roots of polynomials with randomness in coefficients

I need some results on expected roots of polynomial with random coefficients. I searched for $\textit{roots of polynomial with random coefficients}$ online and found some papers, but they are dealing ...

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### Largest component and number of components of random mappings with bounded in-degree

Let $S$ be a finite set of size $n$ and consider all functions $f$ from $S$ to itself, such that the preimage $f^{-1} (k)$ obeys $0 \leq |f^{-1} (k)| \leq m$.
Let $F$ be chosen uniformly at random ...

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### Generating a real random correlated potential using Fourier transform

I have asked the same question in Stackoverflow (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/57662698/generating-correlated-random-potential-using-fast-fourier-transform), however since I am not very sure ...

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### Attractors in random dynamics

Let $\Delta$ be the interval $[-1,1]$, then we can consider the probability space $(\Delta , \mathcal{B}(\Delta),\nu)$, where $\mathcal{B}(\Delta)$ is the Borel $\sigma$-algebra and $\nu$ is equal ...

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### Average number of pieces of a random piecewise-linear function

Let $I$ be a (nonempty) compact interval in $\mathbb R$ and $a_1,b_1,\ldots,a_L,b_L \in \mathbb R$. Let $\varphi$ be a piecewise function with $T \ge 2$ pieces(for example $T=2$ for the choice $\...

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### Proof of variance bounds for transformed random variables

Given I have a random variable $a$ that can be realised in the domain $D$ and has a finite variance $\sigma^2$. Furthermore I have a function $f$ which is differentiable(hence continuous) with an ...

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### Substitute Concrete Value in Conditional Expectation

Let $(\Omega, \mathcal{G}, \mathbb{P})$ be a probability space.
Let $$ X, Y : \Omega \rightarrow \mathbb{R} $$ be random variables.
Furthermore, let
$$ f: \mathbb{R}^2 \rightarrow \mathbb{R} $$
be a $...

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### Random solute transport equation

After reading the article Probability density functions for solute transport in random fields, by M. Shvidler, K. Karasaki, see https://pubarchive.lbl.gov/islandora/object/ir%3A116072/datastream/PDF/...

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### Can this criterion to indicate the randomness some numbers? [closed]

John Derbyshire in his book PRIME OBSESSION says on page 366:
CHAPTER 3
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"Here is an example of e turning up unexpectedly. Select a random number
between 0 and 1. Now select another and add ...

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### A question about the paper “The Condition Number of a Randomly Perturbed Matrix”

My question pertains to this paper by Terence Tao and Van Vu, https://arxiv.org/abs/math/0703307
Both my questions pertain to the argument presented in this paper in its section 6 (page 5). We are ...

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### 2D wave equation with gaussian boundary condition

Given the 2D wave equation in polar coordinates:
$$u_{\rho\rho}+\dfrac{1}{\rho}u_{\rho}+\dfrac{1}{\rho^2}u_{\theta\theta}=\dfrac{1}{a^2}u_{tt}$$
with $u=u(\rho,\theta,t),(\rho,\theta,t)\in [0,c]\times(...

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### Is it possible to check if a sequence of numbers (1 to 10) have been generated randomly or by a human? [closed]

Let's suppose to have sequence like "10 1 2 4 5 3 2 1 2 3 10 1" and so on... It is possible to understand if it has been generated randomly (by a program) or by a human? Do they correspond to a kind ...

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### Generating Random Curves with Fixed Length and Endpoint Distance

Are algorithms already known, that generate (arbitrarily good approximations of) random curves, w.l.o.g. with unit length, and joining endpoints $(0,0)$ and $(\alpha,0)$ with $\alpha \lt1$ given?
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### Sign-oscillations for power series with random coefficients

Let $p(x) = \sum_{k \geq 0} a_k x^k$ where the $a_k$'s are IID random variables taken from a mean-zero random variable taking finitely many values in $\mathbb{R}$; it clearly converges for $-1<x<...

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### Stochastic approximation in two dimensions

I have a question about a stochastic approximation method presented in J. R. Blum, Ann. Math. Stat. 25(4): 737 (1954).
Given a $k$-dimensional vector $\bf x$ and $k$ random variables $Y^1_{\bf x}, \...

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### Zeroes of a not quite holomorphic (but random if helpful) function

I’m interested in the zeroes of the complex function
$f(z,\bar{z}) = p(z) + \frac{1}{log(|z|)} q(z)$
where both $p$ and $q$ are polynomials of the complex variable $z$ (and are therefore holomorphic)...

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### The best linear approximation of a random function

Let $\mathcal{F}_n$ be the set of all boolean functions of $n$ variables and let $\xi$ be a random variable with values in the set $\mathcal{F}_n$ with the uniform distribution. We define a new random ...

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### Inequality for Conditional Variance

Let $X,Y$ be real random variables with joint density $p(x,y)$. Let the variance of $X, Y$ be $\operatorname{Var}(X) = \operatorname{Var} (Y)=\sigma^2$. The conditional variance of $X$ for a given $Y=...

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### Expected number of local minima of random polynomial in high dimensions

Consider the inner product space $P_k$ of polynomials of degree $\le k$ on the unit sphere $\mathbb S^{n-1}\subset \mathbb R^n$. Let $p\sim N(0,\sigma^2 I)$ be a randomly chosen polynomial in $P_k$, ...

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### One-sided Talagrand concentration inequality for empirical processes

Let $\mathcal{F}$ denote a function class. A classic result by Talagrand states that
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\mathbb{P}\bigg\{\sup_{f\in\mathcal{F}}\big|\sum_{i=1}^nf(X_i)-\mathbb{E}\big[\sum_{i=1}^nf(X_i)\...

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### concentration of functions of Gaussian processes

Let $\mathcal{C}\in\mathbb{R}^n$ be a subset of the unit ball. Also let $\mathbf{a}_1,\mathbf{a}_2,\ldots,\mathbf{a}_m\in\mathbb{R}^n$ be i.i.d. random Gaussian vectors $\mathcal{N}(\mathbf{0},\mathbf{...

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### Random processes with smooth paths

Is there any prototypical example of a Random process with smooth paths?
I imagine one can simple integrate each path of a Brownian motion and get a $C^{\frac32-\epsilon}$ path.
It's easy to ...

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### Is there analogs of perlin noise algorithm?

I want to create procedure generated map, but all resources that I found talks about using of "perlin noise" algorithm. Maybe better (higher perfomance, more realistic terrain generation) analogs ...

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### Probability of a random divisor of a given integer $n$ [closed]

Suppose we have a given integer $n$. We randomly pick an integer $k$, where $k\leq n$. Then What is the probability that $k$ divides $n$?

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### Decompose dependent random variables into function of dependent and independent parts

Let $X$ and $Z$ be two (possibly dependent) random variables. Is it necessarily the case that there exists a Borel function f and a random variable $Y$ that is independent of $X$ such that $Z = f(X, Y)...

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### Criterion for weak convergence of probability measures on S' or D'

Let $X_n$ in $S'$ and $\mu_n$, $\mu$ in $M(S')$. $S'$ is the space of tempered distributions. I'm looking for a reference that says if $< f, X_n >$ converges in distribution to $< f,X>$ ...

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### Rate of Convergence of Compound Poisson Laws to Infinitely Divisible Laws

It is known that every infinitely divisible random variable is the limit in law of a sequence of compound Poisson random variables (see for instance Theorem 1.2.18 of Lévy Processes and Stochastic ...

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### An inequality based on expectation of continuous random variables

I am trying to prove the following statement:
$$
E[g(X)] E[X^2g(X)]\ge E[Xg(X)] E[Xg(X)]
$$
where $X$ is a random variable, $E[\cdot]$ denotes the expectation operator with respect to $X$, and ...

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### PDF of the product of normal and Cauchy distributions

I am having trouble in finding out the resulting PDF of the product of normal and Cauchy distributions. It turns out that we have a general formula for calculating the PDF of product of two random ...

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### Measurability of solution of diffusion equation in sub sigma algebra

I want to solve the following problem:
Get $\omega \in \Omega \subset \mathbb{R}$, $x \in D \subset \mathbb{R}^2$ and $0<a_i\leq a(.,.)\leq a_x<\infty$.
Let $a( x;. )$ and $f(x;.)$ be $\...

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### Reference: Bochner Integral`

What would be an easily accessible book dealing with Bochner integration as applied to probability theory (I'm looking to understand random elements and their basic related concepts in a formal yet ...

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### Strictly positive solutions of a random linear system

Suppose $B\in\mathbb{R}^{m\times n}$ is a random binary matrix with i.i.d entries and $c\in \mathbb{R}^m$ is a strictly positive vector, that is $c_i>0$ for $i=1,2,\cdots m$. Also assume $m<n$, ...

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### the 3th and 4th order statistics of Circularly Symmetric Complex Normal random vector?

Assume that ${\bf{z}} \in {\mathbb{C}}^{n \times 1}$ is a CSCG random vector denoted with $\mathcal{C} ~ (\bf{\mu} _0,\bf \Sigma _0)$ where $\mu _0$ and $\bf \Sigma _0$ are mean and contrivance matrix,...

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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
$$E\{U_{n}^{-}...

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### Link between presence of attracting random fixed points and synchronisation - is this an open question?

This is a question in the theory of random dynamical systems.
Let $(X,d)$ be a compact metric space, let $(I,\mathcal{I},\nu)$ be a probability space, and let $(f_\alpha)_{\alpha \in I}$ be an $I$-...

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### Random infinite sequence : Can machines generate truly random sequences. [closed]

Test : "A True Random Sequence Source and a computer producing a certain sequence of numbers are kept in separate rooms and judges try to tell them apart by conducting a series of tests on the ...

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### Random infinite sequences

An Algorithm/Turing machine
Produces a symbol from a finite alphabet, and continues doing so
infinitely.
Another algorithm gets a copy of this symbol,
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### Random variables related through nonlinear system of equations

I asked this question on https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/377140/random-variables-related-through-nonlinear-system-of-equations, however I received no answer for a while so I'm posting it here:...

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### How to test if two sets of random numbers might be from the same random number generator?

I have a sequence of sets of random numbers, with each set generated
by an unknown random number generator. I am assuming that in the
sequence, the random number generator is the same one for a ...

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### Scale random variables in a way they have equal probabilities of being minimal

I have several positive random variables $x_i,\ i=1,...,N$ taken from different unknown distributions (these distributions can be closely approximated by log-normal if needed). I can sample these ...

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### Characteristic polynomials of certain random symmetric matrices and the complexity of random Morse functions

Investigations concerning random Morse functions led me to the following problem. Consider the classical GOE of $m\times m$ real symmetric matrices $A$ with independent Gaussian entries with ...