Published in Monographs on Statistics and Applied Probability, London: Chapman and Hall, 1986.

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DENSITY ESTIMATION FOR STATISTICS AND DATA ANALYSIS

B.W. Silverman


School of Mathematics University of Bath, UK


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
What is density estimation?
Density estimates in the exploration and presentation of data
Further reading

SURVEY OF EXISTING METHODS
Introduction
Histograms
The naive estimator
The kernel estimator
The nearest neighbour method
The variable kernel method
Orthogonal series estimators
Maximum penalized likelihood estimators
General weight function estimators
Bounded domains and directional data
Discussion and bibliography

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