# 程序代写案例-MATH3871/MATH5960-Assignment 1

MATH3871/MATH5960
Assignment 1
Assignment 1
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1. Inference: Let θ be the true proportion of people over the age of 40 in your community
with hypertension. Consider the following thought experiment:
(a) Though you may have little or no expertise in this area, give an initial point estimate
of θ.
(b) Now suppose a survey to estimate θ is established in your community, and of the first
5 randomly selected people, 4 are hypertensive. How does this information affect
(c) Finally, suppose that at the survey’s completion, 400 of 1000 people have emerged
as hypertensive. Now what is your estimate of θ?
2. Multivariate Priors: Let x1, . . . , xn ∈ Rd be n iid d-dimensional vectors. Suppose that
we wish to model xi ∼ Nd(µ,Σ) for i = 1, . . . , n where µ ∈ R is an unknown mean vector,
and Σ is a known positive semi-definite covariance matrix.
(a) Adopting the conjugate prior µ ∼ Nd(µ0,Σ0) show that the resulting posterior dis-
tribution for µ|x1, . . . , xn is Nd(µˆ, Σˆ) where
µˆ = (Σ−10 + nΣ
−1)−1(Σ−10 µ0 + nΣ
−1x¯)
and
Σˆ = (Σ−10 + nΣ
−1)−1.
(b) Derive Jeffreys’ prior piJ(µ) for µ.
places on the internet. One such place is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matrix calculus.
3. Importance Sampling: There are many ways to compute or estimate pi. A very sim-
ple estimation procedure is via importance sampling. Suppose that samples x1, . . . , xn
were obtained uniformly inside a square with side length 2r (see diagram), where each
xi = (x
(1)
i , x
(2)
i ) for i = 1, . . . , n.
r
2
Now define bi = 1 if xi is also inside the circle of radius r, and bi = 0 otherwise. Then
pˆ = 1
n
∑n
i=1 bi is an estimate of the ratio of the area of the circle to the area of the square.
Given that we know the true value of p for this setting, we can then obtain an estimate
of pi.
(a) Show that the estimate of pi is given by 4pˆ.
(b) Estimate pi using n = 1, 000 samples.
(c) Using the central limit theorem, determine the Monte Carlo sampling variability of
pˆi (i.e. derive the asymptotic distribution of pˆi as n gets large).
(d) Construct a histogram of 1, 000 estimates of pˆi, each based on n = 1, 000 samples.
Superimpose the Monte Carlo sampling variability distribution from part (c) under
the assumption that the true value for p=0.7854, and verify that it matches the
experimental result.
(e) Without using the true value of p, based on the Monte Carlo sampling variability,
determine what sample size, n, is needed if we require to estimate pi to within 0.01
with at least 95% probability.
(Hint: You will need to use a value for p in order to obtain this value. Choose the
value of p that gives the most conservative value of n, so that you can be sure that
you have estimated pi to the desired accuracy.)
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