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Title: Twicing local linear kernel regression smoothers
Authors: Zhang, W.
Xia, Y. 
Keywords: 'twicing' kernel
bias reduction
local linear kernel smoother
mean squared error
nonparametric regression
Issue Date: Jun-2012
Citation: Zhang, W., Xia, Y. (2012-06). Twicing local linear kernel regression smoothers. Journal of Nonparametric Statistics 24 (2) : 399-417. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: It is known that the local cubic smoother (LC) has a faster consistency rate than the popular local linear smoother (LL). However, LC often has a bigger mean squared error (MSE) than LL numerically for samples of finite size. By extending the idea of Stuetzle and Mittal [1979, 'Some Comments on the Asymptotic Behavior of Robust Smoothers', in Smoothing Techniques for Curve Estimation: Proceedings (chap. 11), eds. T. Gasser and M. Rosenbalatt, Berlin: Springer, pp. 191-195], we propose a new version of LC by 'twicing' the local linear smoother (TLL). Both asymptotic theory and finite sample simulations suggest that TLL has better efficiency than LL. Compared with LC, TLL has about the same asymptotic MSE (AMSE) as LC at the interior points and has a much smaller AMSE than LC at the boundary points. The TLL is also more stable than LC and has better performance than LC numerically. The application of TLL to estimate the first-order derivative of the regression function and other extensions are considered. © 2012 Copyright American Statistical Association and Taylor & Francis.
Source Title: Journal of Nonparametric Statistics
ISSN: 10485252
DOI: 10.1080/10485252.2011.636442
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