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    • A comparison of some confidence intervals for estimating the population coefficient of variation: a simulation study 

      Gulhar, Monika; Golam Kibria, B.M.; Albatineh, Ahmed; Ahmed, Nasar U (Institut d'Estadística de Catalunya, 2012)
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      This paper considers several confidence intervals for estim ating the population coefficient of variation based on parametric, nonparametric and modified m ethods. A simulation study has been conducted to compare the ...
    • A genome-wide study of Hardy–Weinberg equilibrium with next generation sequence data 

      Graffelman, Jan; Jain, Deepti; Weir, B.S. (2017-04-03)
      Article
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      Statistical tests for Hardy–Weinberg equilibrium have been an important tool for detecting genotyping errors in the past, and remain important in the quality control of next generation sequence data. In this paper, we ...
    • A log-ratio biplot approach for exploring genetic relatedness based on identity by state 

      Graffelman, Jan; Galván Femenía, Iván; de Cid, Rafael; Barceló Vidal, Carles (2019-04-24)
      Article
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      The detection of cryptic relatedness in large population-based cohorts is of great importance in genome research. The usual approach for detecting closely related individuals is to plot allele sharing statistics, based on ...
    • A microbiology application of the skew-Laplace distribution 

      Julià, Olga; Vives Rego, Josep (Institut d'Estadística de Catalunya, 2008)
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      Flow cytometry scatter are ofen used in microbiology, and their measures are related to bacteria size and granularity. We present an application of the skew-Laplace distribution to flow cytometry data. The goodness of fit ...
    • A new spectral method for latent variable models 

      Ruffini, Matteo; Casanellas Rius, Marta; Gavaldà Mestre, Ricard (2018-05-22)
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      We present an algorithm for the unsupervised learning of latent variable models based on the method of moments. We give efficient estimates of the moments for two models that are well known, e.g., in text mining, the ...
    • A note on interval estimation for the mean of inverse Gaussian distribution 

      Arefi, M.; Mohtashami Borzadaran, G.R.; Vaghei, Y. (Institut d'Estadística de Catalunya, 2008)
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      In this paper, we study the interval Estimation for the mean from inverse Gaussian distribution. This distribution is a member of the natural exponential families with cubic variance function. Also, we simulate the coverage ...
    • A note on the likelihood and moments of the skew-normal distribution 

      Martínez, E. H.; Varela, H.; Gómez, H. W.; Bolfarine, Heleno (Institut d'Estadística de Catalunya, 2008)
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      In this paper an alternative approach to the one in Henze (1986) is proposed for deriving the odd moments of the skew-normal distribution considered in Azzalini (1985). The approach is based on a Pascal type triangle, which ...
    • A simulation study on some confidence intervals for the population standard deviation 

      Abu-Shawiesh, Moustafa Omar Ahmed; Banik, Shipra; Golam Kibria, B. M. Golam Kibria (Institut d'Estadística de Catalunya, 2011)
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      In this paper a robust estimator against outliers along with some other existing interval estimators are considered for estimating the population standard devi ation. An extensive simulation study has been conducted ...
    • A statistical learning based approach for parameter fine-tuning of metaheuristics 

      Calvet Liñán, Laura; Juan Pérez, Ángel Alejandro; Serrat Piè, Carles; Ries, Jana (2016-06)
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      Metaheuristics are approximation methods used to solve combinatorial optimization problems. Their performance usually depends on a set of parameters that need to be adjusted. The selection of appropriate parameter values ...
    • A survey exploring biomedical editors’ perceptions of editorial interventions to improve adherence to reporting guidelines 

      Blanco de Tena Davila, David; Hren, Darko; Kirkham, Jamie J.; Cobo Valeri, Erik; Schroter, Sara (2019-09-24)
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      Background: Improving the completeness of reporting of biomedical research is essential for improving its usability. For this reason, hundreds of reporting guidelines have been created in the last few decades but adherence ...
    • A unified approach to authorship attribution and verification 

      Puig Oriol, Xavier; Font Valverde, Martí; Ginebra Molins, Josep (2016)
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      In authorship attribution, one assigns texts from an unknown author to either one of two or more candidate authors by comparing the disputed texts with texts known to have been written by the candidate authors. In authorship ...
    • Algunes reflexions al voltat de l'estadística 

      Prat Bartés, Albert (2014-01-10)
      Other
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    • Allele-Sharing analysis and relationship inference 

      Galván Femenía, Iván (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya / Universitat de Barcelona / Universitat de Girona, 2014-06)
      Master thesis
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      This master's thesis presents some techniques in statistical genetics to study family relationships. Two individuals can share 0, 1 or 2 alleles for any genetic marker. The larger the number of shared alleles between a ...
    • Amplitude equation approach to spatiotemporal dynamics of cardiac alternans 

      Echebarría Domínguez, Blas; Karma, Alain (American Physical Society, 2007-11-30)
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      Amplitude equations are derived that describe the spatiotemporal dynamics of cardiac alternans during periodic pacing of one- B. Echebarria and A. Karma, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 208101 2002 and twodimensional homogeneous ...
    • An alternative analysis of variance 

      Longford, Nicholas T. (Institut d'Estadística de Catalunya, 2008)
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      The one-way analysis of variance is a staple of elementary statistics courses. The hypothesis test of homogeneity of the means encourages the use of the selected-model based estimators which are usually assessed without ...
    • An energy model for the acoustic insulation of absorbing materials 

      Díaz Cereceda, Cristina; Poblet-Puig, Jordi; Rodríguez Ferran, Antonio (Sociedad Española de Métodos Numéricos en Ingeniería (SEMNI), 2013)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      In this work an energy model for the acoustic insulation of absorbing ma- terials is shown. This model is an extension of Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA) [1] in order to account for the effect of non-conservative ...
    • An interval technical indicator for financial time series forecasting 

      Ruiz Vegas, Francisco Javier; Samà Monsonís, Albert; Sanchez, German; Sanabria, José A.; Agell Jané, Núria (2011)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      In this work we compare the performance of some standard technical indicators with an interval technical indicator, the moving interval (MI), for time series forecasting. MI has the advantage of taking into account the ...
    • An invitation to singular symplectic geometry 

      Miranda Galcerán, Eva; Delshams Valdés, Amadeu; Planas Bahí, Arnau; Oms, Cedric; Dempsey Bradell, Roisin Mary (2017)
      External research report
      Open Access
      In this paper we analyze in detail a collection of motivating examples to consider bm- symplectic forms and folded-type symplectic structures. In particular, we provide models in Celestial Mechanics for every bm-symplectic ...
    • Analysis of the economic and policy uncertainty and the stock market Index in China 

      Guo, Minfang (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya / Universitat de Barcelona, 2019-10)
      Master thesis
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      In this thesis, we study on the one hand, the Economic and Policy Uncertainty (EPU) indexes for China, Hong Kong (region) and the United States; on the other hand, the Stock market indexes in these three markets and their ...
    • Analysis of the winning probability and the scoring actions in the American professional soccer championship 

      Susín Sánchez, Antonio (2020-01-01)
      Article
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      This study aimed to assess the effect of the scoring moment on the conditional probability of winning or losing a professional soccer match, as well as identified the most influential variables contributing to victory in ...