Re: [R] help computing a covariance

From: Spencer Graves <spencer.graves_at_pdf.com>
Date: Sat 03 Jul 2004 - 03:07:06 EST

      Have you tried simulating several special cases? The right set of simulations should suggest an answer, which might then lead you to a proof.

      hope this helps. spencer graves

Eugene Salinas (R) wrote:

> Thanks. This is sort of what I have been trying to do... but I keep
> ending up with products of non-independent chi-squares where I am sort
> of getting stuck. I knew this Theorem just never knew it was called
> Cochran's Thm. Btw, do you know of a good book that deals with
> multivariate statistics using vector notation etc. All the books I
> have seem to be focused on scalar random variables and they don't even
> mention it.)
>
> thanks, eugene.
>
>
> Spencer Graves wrote:
>
>> Have you considered Cochran's theorem? (A Google search just
>> produce 387 hits for this, the second of which
>> "http://mcs.une.edu.au/~stat354/notes/node37.html" provided details
>> that might help.) By construction, P is n x n, idempotent of rank k,
>> so y'Py is chi-square(k). Also, xA is an n-vector in the (rank k)
>> column space of x; indeed, PxA = [x*inv(x'x)*x]xA = xA. I can't see
>> the details now but I believe you can write (A'x'y)^2 = y'xAA'x'y as
>> a weighted sum of k independent chi-squares each with one degree of
>> freedom (since x and P have rank k), and then get what you want from
>> the sum of the weights. Then check your result using Monte Carlo.
>> hope this helps. spencer graves
>>
>> Eugene Salinas (R) wrote:
>>
>>> Hi everyone,
>>>
>>> (This is related to my posting on chi-squared from a day ago. I have
>>> tried simulating this but I am still unable to calculate it
>>> analytically.)
>>>
>>> Let y be an n times 1 vector of random normal variables mean zero
>>> variance 1 and x be an n times k vector of random normal variables
>>> mean zero variance 1. x and y are independent.
>>>
>>> Then P is the projection matrix P=x*inv(x'*x)*x'
>>>
>>> I need to figure out the covariance
>>>
>>> Cov ( y'*P*y , (A'*x'*y)^2 ) where A is a constant of dimension k
>>> times 1.
>>>
>>> thanks, eugene.
>>>
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