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

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Choose the right Sigma for Gaussian filter

I have the following problem: I have a time series with counted data. I now want to smooth it using a Gaussian low-pass filter. Is there a method to determine the sigma value? The window should have a ...
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An Interesting Model with Unknown Orthogonal Design Matrix

Suppose the multivariate one-way anova model for the raw data , i.e. $$ \label{Example_model_1} \mathbf{y}_{ij}=\mathbf{\mu}+\mathbf{z}_i+\mathbf{e}_{ij}, ~~ i=1,\ldots,m,~~j=1,\ldots,n_i,~~~~~~~~~~...
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Calculate ACF in C++?

I would like to manually reproduce the method that authors of an article used in their research (DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-02750-9 (Page 8. top)). It is mentioned as "ACF", so I wrote ...
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Lower bound of weighted average of sequence

Can anyone prove that $$\mathrm{avg}\left(\frac {a_i}{\left(1+a_i\right)^2}\right) \ge \frac{\mathrm {avg}({a_i})}{\left(1+\mathrm{avg}{(a_i)}\right)^2}$$ for a sequence of positive valued elements $...
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Having problems with understanding the meaning of PSD for colored Gaussian noise

After reading two articles on signal processing stack exchange: On coloured Gaussian noise How the white and colored noise differ in time domain I do understand that variance do not change over ...
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How to transform data to uniform distribution (uniform percentiles)?

Given the list of data points (normalized in [0,1] range), I plot the histogram of values and compute percentiles (shown as x ticks). How to find a transformation of data values so the histogram is ...
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Subsample Time Delay Estimation

Often we need to estimate the time difference of arrival between two signals to find the location of a target. Many algorithms gives the time delay corresponding to a sample number or time delay is a ...
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Averaging data from 2 sensors

Suppose we take a reading of a single rotating axis using 2 identical sensors. Intuitively, I think that averaging the outputs of both sensors will yield a less noisy result. But what if sensor A has ...
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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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Generalized Likelihood Ratio test for correlated data

Consider a sequence of random variables $\overline{z} = \{z(k-M+1), ..., z(k)\}$, with probability density depending upon a scalar parameter $\theta$. It is intended to decide between two hypotheses ...
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What's the difference between nonstationary and time varying?

I am confused by the following statement from the paper Beamforming: A Versatile Approach to Spatial Filtering by Barry D. and Kevin M.: There are two basic adaptive approach: 1) block adaption ..., 2)...
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Covariance between real and imaginary parts of Fourier transform of a stationary time series

Since Fourier transform of a random stationary process in time (in the case of existence) is not necessarily real, my question is what is the relation between the covariance of real and imaginary ...
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What is the physical significance of statistical quantities like mean, variance, skewness and kurtosis of a digital signal?

I understood the mathematical meanings of the mean, variance, skewness and kurtosis. But when we calculate these quantities for a signal (say a digital audio signal), what physical meaning do they ...
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What does the frequency axis of a Power Spectral Density mean?

I have never really understood what the frequency axis meant when we plot the Power Spectral Density(PSD). Does it correspond to frequency as we get after we take the Fourier Transform of a time ...
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Effectively extracting “real” data from a noisy dataset

This question was originally posed to Math SE. It was suggested that DSP SE would be more suitable. Background & Motivation: I have three lists of timestamps (UNIX timestamps, plus a subsecond ...
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When is Markov a Martingale

I have two questions and I am very confused about the concepts Can a Markov process of order one also be a a Martingale? Is any Markov process of order one also a Martingale? For 1. I would say yes, ...
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Block by block CCDF and PAPR analysis in MATLAB

There are few signals (OFDM-like modulation scheme with uniformly distributed data source) generated by my script. I need to compare scheme performance in sense of CCDF (Complementary Cumulative ...
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Generating data with given Auto and Cross Correlations

I have two discrete vectors $\mathbf{x}_1$ and $\mathbf{x}_2$, and I'm trying to generate more data $\mathbf{f}_1$ and $\mathbf{f}_2$ that has some basics properties of $\mathbf{x}_1$ and $\mathbf{x}...
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Intuitive definition of ergodicity for random signal

Is it possible to define the ergodicity of the random signal in an intuitive sense without using any statistical reference?
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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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How would I fit a distribution to this image noise?

I have collected some noise data from a dimly lit CMOS image sensor. The distribution of pixel values is tallied below:- I'd like to be able to simulate this sensor noise. How would I fit a ...
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After upscaling a signal what noise metric to use for noise qualification

If I have a 2d signal (like image) and interpolate (linear) it to get an upsampled signal, how can I qualify the noise, with which metric? STD changes between the signal and its'upsampled counterpart ...
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What Are Intuitive Explanations for Shrinkage in the Context of Image Denoising?

I have occasionally come upon the term "shrinkage", mostly in the context of denoising methods. My rough understanding is that it refers to the part where the real distribution might not be ...
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standard deviation of two constant noised signals related through interpolation

Let us say say we have a noised constant signal and want to evaluate the standard deviation (std) of the noise. We calculate the std of the said noised signal and call it $\sigma_1$. Now we process ...
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Applying ICA on 3rd order cumulant

Background: I was reading the article Application of Higher Order Statistics for Atrial Arrhythmia Classification, and they mentioned using the higher order cumulant $$C_3^x = m_3^x(i, j)=E[x(n)x(n+i)...
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What will be the distribution of a given signal

Suppose I have a signal $$ \mathbf{s} \sim C \mathcal{N}\left(\mathbf{0}, \sigma^{2} \mathbf{I}_{N_{}}\right) $$ The signal going through a channel : $$ {\mathbf{r}}_{}=\mathbf{s}+{\delta \mathbf{n}} ...
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ML estimation - solve for x

I'm trying to solve the following maximum likelihood estimation but for multiplicative noise instead of additive noise: So the goal is to do ML-estimation for a scalar constant $x$, which is ...
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Correlation in Image Processing vs Correlation of statistics

I am new to image processing. Please forgive me if you find this question naive or meaningless. I was studying about correlation filtering in images to smoothen the image. I want to know if ...
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Sum of correlated exponential random variables

How do we find PDF of sum of correlated exponential random variables. I know for independent random variables. But how to find it for correlated exponential random variables.
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Permutation test on two simultaneously recorded EEG signals

I have two EEG signals that are simultaneously recorded (and has been further synced) using two EEG devices, namely device 1 (ground truth) and device 2 (investigational device). Imagine one device ...
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Consistency check of Kalman Filter

I am interested doing the consistency check of the Kalman filter. There are several measures like Posterior Cramer Rao Lower Bound (PCRLB), NIS (Normalised Innovation Squared), NEES(Normalized ...
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Statistics to characterize time-domain envelope of acoustic signal

I am interested in comparing 0.5-second 44100/s signals when different ADSR envelopes are applied to them. However, I don't want the comparison to be as fine-grained as simply calculating a 5000-...
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Texture Analysis and Statistic Models

Let's assume we have a random binary texture image $X(i,j)$ that comes from a Markov-Gibbs model with zero boundary conditions. The probability distribution Gibbs function is: $$Pr(X)=\frac{1}{Z}\exp(-...
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Standard Deviation of Character Gradients in a Document Image

I have the paper titled "CG-DIQA: No-reference Document Image Quality Assessment Based on Character Gradient". It is all about assessing the quality of the document image based on its blurriness. To ...
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Complex gaussian random variable [closed]

In my work i need to generate circularly symmetric complex gaussian random variables with non zero mean and certain variance in matlab. I know the command for generating in case of zero mean , but ...
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Questions in a Character Degradation Model Paper

I have questions in the ‘Noise region definition’ and ‘Noise generation process’ of the paper “A character degradation model for grayscale ancient document images”. In Noise region definition, ...
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Derivation of Circular Mean Square Error

I would like to understand how Eq. (36) in [2] was derived: The rationale behind the definition of circular sample mean in Eq. (37) is clear, but there is no motiviation for the CMSE definition in Eq....
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Cepstrum of white gaussian noise

What are the statistics of the cepstrum of gaussian white noise? \begin{align}\newcommand{\Nfft}{ {N_{\mathrm{FFT}} }}\DeclareMathOperator{\FFT}{FFT}\DeclareMathOperator{\IFFT}{IFFT} x_i &\sim \...
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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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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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What Is a Weighted Local Histogram?

I'm reading through a couple of academic papers, and this terms often comes up "local weighted histogram". An example of quote is the following: First, cumulative histograms are built for every ...
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What does Allan variance really means? [duplicate]

Let a sensor (e.g. accelerometer) with a combination of white gaussian noise and random walk noise. The loglog plot that is usually shown as function of a time parameter, affine decreasing for a ...
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About convergence of KL divergence: if the two probability distributions are type, does the law of large number work?

If I pick $N$ samples from $P_X$ and $P_Y$, they are two independent discrete distributions. $X_1,X_2,\ldots,X_N$ are drawn i.i.d from $P_X$, and $Y_1,\ldots,Y_N$ are drawn i.i.d from $P_Y$. I got $...
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What Do We Expect Likelihood Function to Be Used For?

In my understanding, I let make a example. For example, you can see in the following picture. Consequently, We want to find ^sigma. and We have already known the observation data(which is random ...
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How to get info (mean,std) out of normplot in matlab?

Lets say we have the following data and then we have a normplot: load census; h=normplot(cdate); [mean std]=normfit(cdate); I know i can get the mean(1890) and ...
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what is probability density function (PDF) of periodic signal

Anybody knows what is the best pdf for periodic signal ? I have signal with $480$ samples $\left(16000*0.03=480\right)$ but I could not find the exact pdf for that. sometimes it appear like 2 mixed ...
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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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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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The expectation in power spectral density

I'm a bit confused with the definition of the power spectral density (PSD). From Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spectral_density , I found the definition is: $$ S_{xx}(\omega) = \lim_{T\...
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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 ...