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Eigenstructures of Spatial Design Matrices

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  • Gorsich, David J.
  • Genton, Marc G.
  • Strang, Gilbert

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In estimating the variogram of a spatial stochastic process, we use a spatial design matrix. This matrix is the key to Matheron's variogram estimator. We show how the structure of the matrix for any dimension is based on the one-dimensional spatial design matrix, and we compute explicit eigenvalues and eigenvectors for all dimensions. This design matrix involves Kronecker products of second order finite difference matrices, with cosine eigenvectors and eigenvalues. Using the eigenvalues of the spatial design matrix, the statistics of Matheron's variogram estimator are determined. Finally, a small simulation study is performed.

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  • Gorsich, David J. & Genton, Marc G. & Strang, Gilbert, 2002. "Eigenstructures of Spatial Design Matrices," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 80(1), pages 138-165, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jmvana:v:80:y:2002:i:1:p:138-165
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    1. Genton, Marc G. & He, Li & Liu, Xiangwei, 2001. "Moments of skew-normal random vectors and their quadratic forms," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 51(4), pages 319-325, February.
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    1. Kim, Hyoung-Moon & Mallick, Bani K., 2003. "Moments of random vectors with skew t distribution and their quadratic forms," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 63(4), pages 417-423, July.
    2. Genton, Marc G. & Gorsich, David J., 2002. "Nonparametric variogram and covariogram estimation with Fourier-Bessel matrices," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 41(1), pages 47-57, November.
    3. Hillier, Grant & Martellosio, Federico, 2006. "Spatial design matrices and associated quadratic forms: structure and properties," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 97(1), pages 1-18, January.
    4. Genton, Mark G. & Ruiz-Gazen, Anne, 2009. "Visualizing Influential Observations in Dependent Data," TSE Working Papers 09-051, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE).
    5. Reinaldo Arellano-Valle & Marc Genton, 2010. "An invariance property of quadratic forms in random vectors with a selection distribution, with application to sample variogram and covariogram estimators," Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Springer;The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, vol. 62(2), pages 363-381, April.

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