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Density estimation using bootstrap bandwidth selector


  • Bose, Arup
  • Dutta, Santanu


Smoothing methods for density estimators struggle when the shape of the reference density differs markedly from the actual density. We propose a bootstrap bandwidth selector where no reference distribution is used. It performs reliably in difficult cases and asymptotically outperforms well known automatic bandwidths.

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  • Bose, Arup & Dutta, Santanu, 2013. "Density estimation using bootstrap bandwidth selector," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 83(1), pages 245-256.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:stapro:v:83:y:2013:i:1:p:245-256
    DOI: 10.1016/j.spl.2012.08.027

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    1. Cao, R., 1993. "Bootstrapping the Mean Integrated Squared Error," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 45(1), pages 137-160, April.
    2. Cao, Ricardo & Cuevas, Antonio & Gonzalez Manteiga, Wensceslao, 1994. "A comparative study of several smoothing methods in density estimation," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 17(2), pages 153-176, February.
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    1. Dutta, Santanu & Goswami, Alok, 2013. "Pointwise and uniform convergence of kernel density estimators using random bandwidths," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 83(12), pages 2711-2720.


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