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Strong convergence rate of estimators of change point and its application


  • Shi, Xiaoping
  • Wu, Yuehua
  • Miao, Baiqi


Let {Xn,n[greater-or-equal, slanted]1} be an independent sequence with a mean shift. We consider the cumulative sum (CUSUM) estimator of a change point. It is shown that, when the rth moment of Xn is finite, for n[greater-or-equal, slanted]1 and r>1, strong convergence rate of the change point estimator is o(M(n)/n), for any M(n) satisfying that M(n)[short up arrow][infinity], which has improved the results in the literature. Furthermore, it is also shown that the preceding rate is still valid for some dependent or negative associate cases. We also propose an iterative algorithm to search for the location of a change point. A simulation study on a mean shift model with a stable distribution is provided, which demonstrates that the algorithm is efficient. In addition, a real data example is given for illustration.

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  • Shi, Xiaoping & Wu, Yuehua & Miao, Baiqi, 2009. "Strong convergence rate of estimators of change point and its application," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 53(4), pages 990-998, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:csdana:v:53:y:2009:i:4:p:990-998

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    1. Shi, Xiaoping & Wu, Yuehua & Miao, Baiqi, 2009. "A note on the convergence rate of the kernel density estimator of the mode," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 79(17), pages 1866-1871, September.
    2. Eunju Hwang & Dong Wan Shin, 2016. "Kernel estimators of mode under $$\psi $$ ψ -weak dependence," Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Springer;The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, vol. 68(2), pages 301-327, April.

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