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Function Vector Spaces

Function (Vector) Spaces

Introduction Vector spaces are one of the most fundamental and important algebraic structures that are used far beyond math and ...
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Outer Measures

In this post, we will introduce the concept of an outer measure, and we will also illustrate the connection to ...
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Aleatory & Epistemic Probability

Aleatory and Epistemic Probabilities

Introduction In order to develop a useful theory of events with 'uncertain' outcome, it seems to be reasonable to give ...
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Sequences in Metric Spaces

Sequences in Metric Spaces

Convergence ca be defined in many different ways. In this post, we study the most popular way to define convergence ...
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Fundamentals of Set-Theoretic Topology

Fundamentals of Set-Theoretic Topology

Why would one want to generalize notions such as convergence and continuity to a setting even more abstract than metric ...
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Nature of Continuity for Measure & Probability Theory – Part I

Introduction There are many textbooks, posts, videos and papers about continuity. However, it is hard to find a cohesive introduction ...
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Fundamentals of Topologies & Metric Spaces

In this brief post, we investigate the topological foundations of analysis. We limit the scope to the topology of a ...
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Probability Integral Transform & Quantile Function Theorem

Introduction We present simple illustrations, explanations and proofs for two very important theorems,
  • the probability integral transformation, and,
  • the quantile ...
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Inner Products, Norms and Metrics

Most people do have an intuitive understanding of the real number system: it is the number system that should be ...
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Conditional Probability & Bayes Rule

Conditional Probabilities Let us consider a probability measure $P: \mathcal{A} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ of a measurable space $(\Omega, \mathcal{A})$. Further, let ...
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Uncertainty and Capacities in Finance

Monotone Set Functions and the Choquet Integral The quote of the famous statistician George E. P. Box that "all models ...
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Decision Problems, Risk and Uncertainty

In this post, an introduction to decision-making under risk and uncertainty is provided. To this end, basic concepts and components ...
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Binomial- and Poisson-Mixture Model

Introduction The assumption of independent and identically distributed random variables, short i.i.d., my be quite handy since it simplifies several ...
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Poisson Distribution

Poisson distributions are very important not only for counting events during a fixed period of time but also for different ...
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GPU TensorFlow Installation Guide for Windows

Before we actually start the installation process of the GPU-accelerated Python API of TensorFlow on a Windows platform, we shortly ...
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What is an Empirical Copula?

Introduction Copulas are an important concept in statistics and beyond to describe dependency structures of continuous distributions. However, what can ...
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