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Article: Asymptotically Optimal Differenced Estimators of Error Variance in Nonparametric Regression

TitleAsymptotically Optimal Differenced Estimators of Error Variance in Nonparametric Regression
Authors
Issue Date2017
PublisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/csda
Citation
Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, 2017, v. 105, p. 125-143 How to Cite?
AbstractThe existing differenced estimators of error variance in nonparametric regression are interpreted as kernel estimators, and some requirements for a ``good' estimator of error variance are specified. A new differenced method is then proposed that estimates the errors as the intercepts in a sequence of simple linear regressions and constructs a variance estimator based on estimated errors. The new estimator satisfies the requirements for a ``good' estimator and achieves the asymptotically optimal mean square error. A feasible difference order is also derived, which makes the estimator more applicable. To improve the finite-sample performance, two bias-corrected versions are further proposed. All three estimators are equivalent to some local polynomial estimators and thus can be interpreted as kernel estimators. To determine which of the three estimators to be used in practice, a rule of thumb is provided by analysis of the mean square error, which solves an open problem in error variance estimation which difference sequence to be used in finite samples. Simulation studies and a real data application corroborate the theoretical results and illustrate the advantages of the new method compared with the existing methods.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/229650
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.179
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.283

 

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dc.contributor.authorWang, W-
dc.contributor.authorYu, P-
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-23T14:12:25Z-
dc.date.available2016-08-23T14:12:25Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.citationComputational Statistics & Data Analysis, 2017, v. 105, p. 125-143-
dc.identifier.issn0167-9473-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/229650-
dc.description.abstractThe existing differenced estimators of error variance in nonparametric regression are interpreted as kernel estimators, and some requirements for a ``good' estimator of error variance are specified. A new differenced method is then proposed that estimates the errors as the intercepts in a sequence of simple linear regressions and constructs a variance estimator based on estimated errors. The new estimator satisfies the requirements for a ``good' estimator and achieves the asymptotically optimal mean square error. A feasible difference order is also derived, which makes the estimator more applicable. To improve the finite-sample performance, two bias-corrected versions are further proposed. All three estimators are equivalent to some local polynomial estimators and thus can be interpreted as kernel estimators. To determine which of the three estimators to be used in practice, a rule of thumb is provided by analysis of the mean square error, which solves an open problem in error variance estimation which difference sequence to be used in finite samples. Simulation studies and a real data application corroborate the theoretical results and illustrate the advantages of the new method compared with the existing methods.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/csda-
dc.relation.ispartofComputational Statistics & Data Analysis-
dc.rightsPosting accepted manuscript (postprint): © <year>. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/-
dc.titleAsymptotically Optimal Differenced Estimators of Error Variance in Nonparametric Regression-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailYu, P: pingyu@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityYu, P=rp01941-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.csda.2016.07.012-
dc.identifier.hkuros262450-
dc.identifier.volume105-
dc.identifier.spage125-
dc.identifier.epage143-
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands-

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