A generalization of Tyler's M-estimators to the case of incomplete data
Many different robust estimation approaches for the covariance or shape matrix of multivariate data have been established until today. Tyler's M-estimator has been recognized as the 'most robust' M-estimator for the shape matrix of elliptically symmetric distributed data. Tyler's Mestimators for location and shape are generalized by taking account of incomplete data. It is shown that the shape matrix estimator remains distribution-free under the class of generalized elliptical distributions. Its asymptotic distribution is also derived and a fast algorithm, which works well even for high-dimensional data, is presented. A simulation study with clean and contaminated data covers the complete-data as well as the incomplete-data case, where the missing data are assumed to be MCAR, MAR, and NMAR.
|Date of creation:||2009|
|Date of revision:|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: 0221 / 470 5607|
Phone: 0221 / 470 5607
Fax: 0221 / 470 5179
Web page: http://www.wisostat.uni-koeln.de/
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:zbw:ucdpse:307. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (ZBW - German National Library of Economics)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.