# Questions tagged [statistics]

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

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### Can we calculate moments (mean, var, skewness, kurtosis) of a signal in frequency domain?

The computation of the mean, variance, skewness and kurtosis of a time series in the time domain is straightforward from their ...
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### What does standard deviation of noise 1 mean?

In theory of noise,Typically, the standard deviation of noise has 1 and mean has 0. I think that the reason of noise mean has 0 that we can assume that all noise signal go to zero when we sum it all. ...
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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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### Standard deviation is varying with change in amplitude of DC signal

I am trying to make sense of the below code. I am taking a large sample so that I get good estimates for standard deviation. ...
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### Kalman Filter - Gaussian representation

I'm trying to understand well the kalman filter, as a result i'm having this question : Why do we represent noise with a Gaussian ? what does this really mean intuitively ?
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### Equivalence between noise covariance of real and complex models of received signal

I have a question on the equivalence of two models (complex vs. real) of a received signal in ISI channel. Yet its simplicity, I am a bit confused. Model #1: Complex Assume we transmit a complex ...
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### Wiener filter yielding negative MSE (and MMSE)

I implement a Wiener filter using the following code ...
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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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### Determining the covariance of point clouds in real-time

So basically I have a set of multidimensional data that I need to determine the covariance of between dimensions in real-time. Each point that comes in is a vector. I have gotten the mean and variance ...
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### Variance of correlated noise

I think this is an easy question but I am confused about the answer. Assume we have correlated noise distributed as $$n \sim \mathcal{N}(0,\sigma^2 \:A),$$ where $A$ is a given square matrix. If we ...
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### How to test if error has zero mean?

I know how to calculate the mean of a data set. In DSP, I think zero-mean should means that the error fluctuates around zero, and the mean of errors at any interval is zero. So what about the error in ...
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### Is there any method/algorithm to estimate the magnitude of non-stationarity in a signal?

e.g. the global Lyapunov exponent can give sense of the level of chaos in the signal. Is there any reliable numerical technique to estimate "how" non-stationary (or how predictable) a signal is? Also, ...
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### variance of filtered polynomial

Consider the following system: What is the variance of $y$, $\mathbb{E}(y^2)$ ? (EDIT: I know input signal has infinite power but will be made bandlimited by $H$. Both $H$ and $G$ are simple ...
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### Obtaining n values from n-1 sensors

As the questions states, lets consider we have 3 gas sensors giving me data for: A B C Note that only sensors for A and B give absolute values, yet we need the absolute values for all four species:...
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### Cross-correlation or cross-covariance of non-zero mean signals

Cross-correlation for uniformly sampled signals is defined as [1] $$(f \star g)[n]\ \stackrel{\mathrm{def}}{=} \sum_{m=-\infty}^{\infty} f^*[m]\ g[m+n].$$ Cross-covariance for wide-sense stationary (...
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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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### Received signal envelope PDF to power PDF [Wireless Communications]

I am deriving the probability density function (pdf) of the received wireless signal envelope in multi-path fading channels. I wish to transform this envelop PDF to the power PDF of that signal. I ...
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### Discrete entropies

I've been given a problem where I need to find the entropy of two random variables. I can find part of the answer, but not all of it. I am given the following: $X$ is a uniformly distributed random ...
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### Maximum likelihood estimator for multiplicative Gaussian noise

So I'm trying to derive an analytical solution for a MLE that should estimate a static value polluted by multiplicative Gaussian noise. The vector of measurements $\tilde{\boldsymbol{d}}$ is given as ...
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### Optimize online weighted kurtosis algorithm

I am currently working on a Simulink block designed to perform an online computation of the weighted kurtosis typical of a certain signal. This block is part of a larger control algorithm, which will ...
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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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### Why are the observation features of an HMM-based recognition/synthesis system modeled by a Gaussian distribution?

Why are the observation features (namely MFCCs) of an HMM-based recognition/synthesis system modeled by a Gaussian distribution? Even the state duration is modeled by a Gaussian in this paper: K. ...
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### How do I interpret these autocorrelograms?

Hello signal processing wizards. I am young and feeble, and would like some help interpreting my spike-train autocorrelograms of six isolated neurons. These histograms were created using the code ...
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### adjust mean of signal using exponential

I have discrete signals whose values are between 0 and 1. I wish to post-process such a signal such that the mean of its values equals 0.5, yet keeping maximum and minimum values 0/1 intact. ...
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### Expected value of signals

If I have two signals $x$ and $y$ and this expression $E\{x[n]y[n-k]\}$, what is the expected value of the product? I have a basic understanding of EV based on probability, such as E[X]=\sum_{i=1}^{...
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### How to compute the statistics of the DFT of correlated noise?

I would like to know how to compute the statistics of the discrete Fourier transform of a noise signal. To illustrate what I mean, I will first explain in detail a computation I have managed to do ...
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### What does it mean when one model fit the data better than does a comptitor model?

I'm trying to review MLE (maximum likelihood estimation). What does it mean when one model fit the data better than does a comptitor model?
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### Unsupervised learning algorithms to detect anomaly in waves

I have a sample of graphs (more than 10000...). that look like in the image below: I am searching for an unsupervised learning algorithms that can help me to detect anomalous observations. Here what ...
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### What is bispectrum?

I am working on a project that uses EEG signals of the brain to identify emotional states. While surveying the literature, I came across several references where "derived features of bispectrum" are ...
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### Statistics of the output of a high bitrate signal filtered through a narrow band low pass filter

I was wondering what would be the statistics of the output of the filtering of an extremely wideband signal (e.g. 10 Gbps random data stream) through a narrowband low-pass filter (e.g. 10 MHz LP). I ...
Say $\alpha$ is a complex random variable, then which one of the following expressions is correct? $\mathbb{E}[\alpha^2]$ or $\mathbb{E}[\alpha \alpha^*]$?