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basic query about probability density function plot
Posted:
Jun 12, 2012 5:20 PM


Hi, I've a very basic query about the plot of eigenvalue distribution of a random matrix.: I've a random matrix(NxN) with i.i.d entries having a pdf 'p'. The joint density function of its eigenvalues(l_i) is defined as, K*exp(0.5*sum(l_i^2))*[product(i to N1){1/i}*product(j>i to N){(l_il_j)^2)} My query is how to plot its pdf??? Because for one matrix, we'll get only a point value of joint pdf of the eigenvalues. Let us assume that N=2, so that we do not have to marginalize for plotting. My understanding: 1. Make m=1000 samples of random matrix. Each sample of size NxN = 2x2. 2. Thus we get 1000 sets of eigenvalues. Each set has 2 eigenvalues, l_ai, l_bi. where i denotes the set number. 3. Make a meshgrid of X = [l_a1 l_a2 l_a3.....l_a1000] and Y = [l_b1 l_b2 l_b3....l_b1000]. 4. Find the joint pdf,p_l, of X and Y using the formula written above. 5. surf(X,Y,p_l).
Is it correct??? Or, Am I making some mistake??



