# Questions tagged [statistics]

Statistics is the study of the collection, organization, analysis, and interpretation of data.

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### Determining the mean and standard deviation in real time

What would be the ideal way to find the mean and standard deviation of a signal for a real time application. I'd like to be able to trigger a controller when a signal was more than 3 standard ...
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### ICA - Statistical Independence & Eigenvalues of Covariance Matrix

I am currently creating different signals using Matlab, mixing them by multiplying them by a mixing matrix A, and then trying to get back the original signals using FastICA. So far, the recovered ...
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### Good book or reference to learn Kalman Filter

I am totally new to the Kalman filter. I've had some basic courses on conditional probability and linear algebra. Can someone suggest a good book or any resource on the web which can help me can ...
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### What Does It Mean Exactly When Two Parts of a Signal Are Correlated?

I stumble quite often upon the notion that two or more parts of a signal are correlated to describe semi-formally that they belong together. For example in image processing, two pixels on an edge ...
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### How to Average Complex Responses (and Justification)?

I am developing software that calculates the response of a system by comparing the FFT of input and output signals. The input and output signals are divided into windows and, for each window, the ...
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### Ensemble learning, multiple classifier system

I am trying to use a MCS (Multi classifier system) to do some better work on limited data i.e become more accurate. I am using K-means clustering at the moment but may choose to go with FCM (Fuzzy c-...
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### Why is Gaussian noise called so?

Can you please explain: why is a specific type of noise called "Gaussian noise"? Why is it relevant to call it Gaussian? Please, explain in layman's terms.
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### What is the connection between analog signal to noise ratio and signal to noise ratio in the IQ plane in a quadrature demodulation system?

We would like to compute the quantitative relation between analog noise near the LO frequency and the statistics of points found in the IQ plane after IQ demodulation. In order to completely ...
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### Magnitude-squared Coherence calculation inconsistence

I have to calculate the magnitude-squared coherence (MSC) between two signal. However, using a routine that uses only one taper (or no tapers at all) my result is always 1, despite the signals are ...
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### Difference between $\mathbb{E}[\mathbf{x} \mathbf{x}^{\rm{H}}]$ and $\mathbb{E}[(\mathbf{x}-\boldsymbol{\mu}) (\mathbf{x}-\boldsymbol{\mu})^{\rm{H}}]$

Let us have a random vector $\mathbf{x} \sim \mathcal{CN} (\boldsymbol{\mu}, \boldsymbol{\Sigma})$ with $\boldsymbol{\mu} \neq \mathbf{0}$. What can we say about the relationship between the elements ...
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### Minimum Mean Square Estimator - Equivalent Expressions to Minimize

Given $M \in \mathbb{R}^{N \times N}$ which is a Positive Definite Matrix. Let $\hat{x}$ the MMSE of $x$ given $z$, namely $\hat{x} = \mathbb{E} \left[ x \mid z \right]$. Prove the ...
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### Regression vector size for prediction, reconstruction and filtration with adaptive filters

I am working with adaptive filters and similar adaptive models (mainly with gradient adaptation) for a few years. I and my colleagues always struggle to find out the correct size of regression vector. ...
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### How can I calculate the Expectation for a particular known vector?

Let us say I have a row vector $X = [x_1, x_2, x_3, \ldots, x_n]$ and another row vector $Y = [y_1, y_2, y_3, \ldots, y_n]$. I want to check whether the two vectors are statistically independent or ...
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### How to discern the distribution function of mean-squared coherence values?

This probably walks a fine line between Cross Validated and this site, but I think the practical application of it lies more on the signal processing side. I have had the occasion to record some EEG ...
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### Is Allan variance still relevant?

I've been working with Allan variance for a while and I'm not really super excited about is purpose. I understand that noise time recordings, if they include flicker noise, diverge in time. In other ...
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### Concept About Estimated Standard Deviation

I am looking for the concept about how to estimate standard deviation. Actually I'm not sure how can I get a concept the estimate standard deviation ? If you know the concept, then would you let me ...
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### How to Calculate Local Spatial Variance of an Image?

For those who work often on image processing, I'm facing an algorithm of Non-Uniformity Correction (NUC) that requires the calculation of a parameter called "Local Spatial Variance". I can't ...
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### Stochastic process inference from partial observations

Consider a set $U$. My signal is a piece-wise constant "function" $Sig: t \mapsto s$, i.e. the signal at time $t$ equals to some subset $s \subset U$. One can see $Sig(t)$ as a stochastic process. ...
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### Can Kalman Filter be used to track Randomly Moving Target?

i want to track random moving object with a camera using kalman filter...i have the following questions... Randomly moving target means $Corelation(t) = E[ x(T)x(T+t) ]$ is very low...where $x(T)$ is ...
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### How to estimate the mean of a clipped signal?

An accelerometer is used on a high vibration environment (a bicycle) to measure gravity. The signal clips, so data higher than a clipping value is clamped to that value. So, simply filtering the ...
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### Getting error in fit

I was wondering if anyone had run into the problem of trying to estimate errors in their signal processing on spectroscopic data. I know that many people use spectroscopic techniques to estimate ...
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### What is a good distance measure for matching SIFT descriptors depending on the distribution of their noise?

I have read some papers about distance measures like Euclidean, Manhattan or Chi-Square for matching gradient based image descriptors like those computed from the SIFT Algorithm (128-D vectors). Most ...
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### Relative beat detection for two audio recordings

I'm trying to synchronize (overlap) two audio recordings of the same song: a complete HQ version, and an incomplete, noisy version (phone recording for example). The noisy recording may have had its ...
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### Capacity of cascade binary symmetric channels

Let's imagine that we have interconnected in cascade $L$ binary symmetric channels each with the same transition probability $p(y|x) \in \{p, q=1-p\}$, where the output of each BSC is connected to the ...
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### Filtering random Signal

My question is easy one actually. First, I generate a random signal using randn() function of MATLAB like this: Then, I design a FIR filter of order 200 of pass-...
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### How to determine, calculate and plot a probability distribution for a given set of numbers?

A device is rotating with a particular wind speed and producing such pulse frequencies in a minute: ...
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### Characterizing real-time sampled signal

I have a signal which is sampled in real-time. At every time interval I receive a value. I need to characterize this signal as active or inactive (to take priority in the control actions). By active ...
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### Lightweight test for bimodal distributions?

Here, and in the stats stackexchange, seem to be answers that reference tests for bimodal distributions that involve iterative binning or iterative curve fitting methods. However "eyeballing" a plot ...
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### Redistributing Color in a RGB Image According to a Gaussian Distribution

I haven't done this stuff in a while. If I have an image $I$ I can equalize the histogram of the image using some opencv procedure, it's already defined. Equalizing an histogram means essentially to ...
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### what does it mean to have a decorrelated colour space?

I'm working on the problem of colour transfer between images. In the literature there's a common practice that consists in performing the transformations on images in what is called a decorrelated ...
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### How to Apply Statistical Algorithms of Signal Processing to Regulate Variation of a Curve?

Below I am posting 2 graphs. I want to regulate the curvature of first graph using some statistical methods such as use of standard deviations, and modulate my graph to look like second one. I am not ...
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### Independence of Noise at Each DFT Output

My math may be a little rusty, so I would like confirmation or correction or my calculations here. Given white noise samples, $x_i$, which are IID and zero-mean, and variance $\sigma^2_x$. I want to ...
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### Features of a non-periodic signal for comparison

I am looking for comparing a signal (256 / 512 point discrete | non-periodic ) (obtained after extracting some features from the captured image) with a database of around 5000 signals (256 /512 point ...
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### Extracting common signal without knowledge about noise [closed]

Given two noisy time series thought to contain a common signal, $$x_1(t) = s(t) + n_1(t), \quad x_2(t) = s(t) + n_2(t),$$ what is the best way to determine $s(t)$ without assuming any distribution ...
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### 4th order cumulant of signal

I'm trying to implement some code for watermarking on audio based on a scientific paper. I'm stuck in the part of the pseudo code where they calculate the fourth order cumulant of the approximation ...
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### Histogram Counts of a 2d Matrix

I am currently working on a project in which I have a 10 x 2 matrix: A. I want to find the top 3 number of occurrences of each row using MATLAB. ...