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

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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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Combining different Likelihoods - Particle Filter

I am new to particle filters and have a problem when it comes to the weightening (using SIR to be precise). The problem is that my different state-variables are subject to different noise-...
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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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Why is autocorrelation used without normalization in signal processing field?

According to the wikipedia(Link), autocorrelation has two definition. In statistics, the definition of the autocorrelation between times $s$ and $t$ is like the following: $$\displaystyle R(s,t) = \...
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How to detect quadrilaterals in a point cloud?

How can I detect a quadrilateral in a point cloud that looks almost like a rectangle? How do I set the criteria (i.e orientation, size etc) to get the shape for example in the image below?
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Finding the error in the total integrated intensity of a fitted 2D Gaussian

I have been trying to fit signals to a 2D Gaussian function, and while I have bene able to use sciKit-image's curve_fit function to find the covariance matrix for ...
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how to robustly estimate low and up envelope of signal with trend, few level constant steps and noise

I am looking for robust estimation method of low and up envelope of the signal consisting from smooth trend component, constant steps between few fixed levels and additive noise (+ outliers of course)....
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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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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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Eigenvalues of correlation matrix which have the form of an harmonic function [duplicate]

As a continuation to this question, I took the matrix $C_{2 \times 2}$ which is: $$C=\left[ \begin{array}{} a& ace^{-\frac{|\phi_1-\phi_2|}{2}}\\ ace^{-\frac{|\phi_1-\phi_2|}{2}} &...
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Distribution of a signal covariance matrix

A common estimation problem in signal processing assumes the following signal model \begin{equation} \mathbf{r} = \sum_{i=1}^{Q}\alpha_i\mathbf{s}\left(w_i\right)+\mathbf{n} \end{equation} where $\...
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Predicting Positional Displacement with a Bivariate Gaussian Distribution

In my computer-vision problem, a blob can move either forward or backwards (with a slight chance of moving sideways) along its directional axis. I am seeking a bivariate model because I need to ...
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How can a signal have no DC component

I am reading a nice book on DSP The Scientist and Engineer's Guide to Digital Signal Processing It mentions In electronics, the mean is commonly called the DC (direct current) value. How can ...
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Random Signals - statistical properties are time dependant?

I'm taking a course on DSP and we're being introduced to the random signals, in particular continuous time and discrete time random signals. We're told that if we repeat a single random experiment at ...
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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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Study Signal Processing

I'd Like to ask two questions : What is the difference between studying Signal processing (both Deterministic and statistical) in Department of Electrical Engineering versus Department of Mathematics ...
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Applying the CUSUM algorithm to a correlated random process

As far as I know, the CUSUM algorithm is meant for detecting change points on discrete-time uncorrelated random processes. For instance, to apply the CUSUM algorithm to a discrete Gaussian process, ...
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On computing the number of independent values from a signal's bandwidth?

Can anyone help me understand where the value of $2$ comes from in the following statement? ...
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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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Establishing the function of a decaying signal

I have a set of samples from a signal. The signal is erratic in behaviour at the beginning but then it settles down and oscillates around the value of 100 (the frequency of oscillation is not ...
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State of the art algorithms for estimating noise variance

Suppose I have a signal $X[n]= f[n] + W[n]$, where $W$ is uncorrelated Gaussian white noise satisfying $E\{W[n]W[k]\} = \sigma^2 \delta[n-k]$. What are the state-of-the-art algorithms for determining ...
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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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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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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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How do I know quantitatively if the correlation of two time series is significant?

I computed the correlation coefficient of two time series of daily observations, x and y, but noticed that the more sampling ...
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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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comparison between frequency offset estimators

I have been working frequency offset estimation in OFDM. The objective was to compare different frequency offset estimation techniques. By using MATLAB, I have simulated three different estimation ...
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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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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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Autocorrelation for Stationary Signals

I'm having trouble grasping the autocorrelation function for stationary signals, both strict stationary and WSS. First for strict sense, we have $$\forall(\tau,t_1, \ldots, t_n) \in \mathbb{R} \land ...
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Integral over power spectral density

The wikipedia entry on PSD has one confusing line: Summation or integration of the spectral components yields the total power (for a physical process) or variance (in a statistical process) But ...
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Calculate the Standard Deviation of Fundamental Frequency (MFCC)

I'm implementing a gunshot detector following the article "Algorithm for Gunshot Detection Using Mel-Frequency Cepstrum Coefficients (MFCC)" (paywall). In the article, the authors uses 22 features ...
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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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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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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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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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Amplitude calculation

I've got an array of different values representing the y-values in a plot: ...
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ICA School Project

I have been stuck on my school project that consists of independent component analysis. My code will run, but only 50-60% of the time it unmixes the signals. Another problem I have is the amplitudes ...
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How do I show that two sets of spectra are different?

I essentially have 6 spectral curves, 3 repeats for two samples. I want to be able to show that two samples are distinct (if they are). I have tried spearman's correlation already, which does produce ...
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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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Threshold for CAF Surface

I am calculating a time partitioned Cross Ambiguity Function (CAF) by adding the surfaces of different time-sectioned CAFs together. Meaning, I calculate a CAF using 10 seconds of IQ data, calculate a ...
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Estimate standard deviation of random-walk using Kalman filter

I'm new to Kalman filters so this might be a stupid question. I created a Kalman filter that takes in time series observations and estimates the mean of that time series. This is simply modeling a ...
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How to detect overall error between two signals and also track changes occurred

I need to develop an algorithm that will compare two signals (1 Reference Signal and other is measured signal values from sensor) and generate some metric(s) to describe changes between them. I am not ...
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Variance and Co-variance of a Linear Forecast

Consider a linear forecasting problem where all shocks $\{\epsilon_i\}_1^n$ are independently distributed with $\epsilon_i\sim N(0,\sigma_i^2)$ for all $i$. Suppose you want to forecast $\theta = \...
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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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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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Pearson correlation of neural responses with it's linear estimation

I am trying to understand the following fact from this article (page 13): How can single neurons predict behaviour Suppose I have a linear estimation of a stimulus: $ \hat{s} = \mathbf{w}^T(\mathbf{r}...
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How can a medical doctor use the information given by someone working in medical image computing(shape analysis)? Details follow

Posted also here, where it's been put on hold. I did modify it afterwards though. https://biology.stackexchange.com/questions/43997/how-can-a-medical-doctor-use-the-information-given-by-someone-...
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Are discrete wavelet transform based statistical features invariant to rotation/translation/scale?

I'm reading a paper where image classification is done. Their approach is to use the discrete wavelet transform with bi-orthogonal wavelets of degree 3.5 and decomposition of level 3 on images. Based ...
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The autocorrelation of a WSS process as a linear operator

If I'm given a autocorrelation matrix of a WSS process what interpretation should I put on the resulting vector. More concretely the matrix takes the form $\begin{bmatrix} x_1 & x_2 & \...