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A goodness-of-fit test for marginal distribution of linear random fields with long memory


  • Hira L. Koul

    () (Michigan State University)

  • Nao Mimoto

    (University of Akron)

  • Donatas Surgailis

    (Vilnius University)


Abstract This paper addresses the problem of fitting a known distribution function to the marginal distribution of a stationary long memory moving average random field observed on increasing $$\nu $$ ν -dimensional “cubic” domains when its mean $$\mu $$ μ and scale $$\sigma $$ σ are known or unknown. Using two suitable estimators of $$\mu $$ μ and a classical estimate of $$\sigma $$ σ , a modification of the Kolmogorov–Smirnov statistic is defined based on the residual empirical process and having a Cauchy-type limit distribution, independent of $$\mu ,\sigma $$ μ , σ and the long memory parameter d. Based on this result, a simple goodness-of-fit test for the marginal distribution is constructed, which does not require the estimation of d or any other underlying nuisance parameters. The result is new even for the case of time series, i.e., when $$\nu =1$$ ν = 1 . Findings of a simulation study investigating the finite sample behavior of size and power of the proposed test is also included in this paper.

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  • Hira L. Koul & Nao Mimoto & Donatas Surgailis, 2016. "A goodness-of-fit test for marginal distribution of linear random fields with long memory," Metrika: International Journal for Theoretical and Applied Statistics, Springer, vol. 79(2), pages 165-193, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:metrik:v:79:y:2016:i:2:d:10.1007_s00184-015-0550-z
    DOI: 10.1007/s00184-015-0550-z

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