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Smoothing parameter selection in two frameworks for penalized splines

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  • Tatyana Krivobokova

    (Georg-August-University Göttingen)

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There are two popular smoothing parameter selection methods for spline smoothing. First, criteria that approximate the average mean squared error of the estimator (e.g. generalized cross validation) are widely used. Alternatively, the maximum likelihood paradigm can be employed under the assumption that the underlying function to be estimated is a realization of some stochastic process. In this article the asymptotic properties of both smoothing parameter estimators are studied and compared in the frequentist and stochastic framework for penalized spline smoothing. Consistency and asymptotic normality of the estimators are proved and small sample properties are discussed. A simulation study and a real data example illustrate the theoretical fi ndings.

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  • Tatyana Krivobokova, 2011. "Smoothing parameter selection in two frameworks for penalized splines," Courant Research Centre: Poverty, Equity and Growth - Discussion Papers 85, Courant Research Centre PEG, revised 18 Oct 2012.
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    1. Luis Francisco Rosales & Tatyana Krivobokova, 2012. "Instant Trend-Seasonal Decomposition of Time Series with Splines," Courant Research Centre: Poverty, Equity and Growth - Discussion Papers 131, Courant Research Centre PEG.

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    Maximum likelihood; Mean squared error minimizer; Penalized splines; Smoothing splines;

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