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By B. W. Silverman

Even though there was a surge of curiosity in density estimation lately, a lot of the printed examine has been interested by simply technical concerns with inadequate emphasis given to the technique's functional price. moreover, the topic has been quite inaccessible to the final statistician.The account offered during this publication areas emphasis on issues of methodological value, within the desire that this may facilitate broader useful software of density estimation and likewise inspire study into proper theoretical paintings. The e-book additionally offers an creation to the topic for people with basic pursuits in records. the real position of density estimation as a graphical strategy is mirrored by means of the inclusion of greater than 50 graphs and figures in the course of the text.Several contexts within which density estimation can be utilized are mentioned, together with the exploration and presentation of information, nonparametric discriminant research, cluster research, simulation and the bootstrap, bump searching, projection pursuit, and the estimation of threat charges and different amounts that rely on the density. This ebook contains normal survey of tools to be had for density estimation. The Kernel procedure, either for univariate and multivariate info, is mentioned intimately, with specific emphasis on methods of determining how a lot to soft and on computation features. cognizance is usually given to adaptive equipment, which delicate to a better measure within the tails of the distribution, and to equipment in response to the assumption of penalized chance.

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8 Item-fit indices for the mixed-number subtraction test . . . . . 9 Person-fit p-values for selected students . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Summary of the four processes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 469 Confusion matrix for binary proficiency and observable . . . . 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . 483 Three-way table of two observables given proficiency variable . 484 Three-way table of two observables given marginal proficiency . 485 Calculation of expected weight of evidence .

559 Initial conditional distribution for observable 1 of Task 4 . . . 560 Summary statistics of parameter prior distributions . . . . . . 562 Observed responses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 564 Summary statistics of prior and posterior population parameter distributions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 567 Summary statistics of item parameter distributions . . . . . . 568 Prior and posterior expected proficiency levels .

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