The locally Gaussian density estimator for multivariate data

The locally Gaussian density estimator for multivariate data It is well known that the Curse of Dimensionality causes the standard Kernel Density Estimator to break down quickly as the number of variables increases. In non-parametric regression, this effect is relieved in various ways, for example by assuming additivity or some other simplifying structure on the interaction between variables. This paper presents the Locally Gaussian Density Estimator (LGDE), which introduces a similar idea to the problem of density estimation. The LGDE is a new method for the non-parametric estimation of multivariate probability density functions. It is based on preliminary transformations of the marginal observation vectors towards standard normality, and a simplified local likelihood fit of the resulting distribution with standard normal marginals. The LGDE is introduced, and asymptotic theory is derived. In particular, it is shown that the LGDE converges at a speed that does not depend on the dimension. Examples using real and simulated data confirm that the new estimator performs very well on finite sample sizes. Statistics and Computing Springer Journals

The locally Gaussian density estimator for multivariate data

Loading next page...
Springer US
Copyright © 2016 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
Statistics; Statistics and Computing/Statistics Programs; Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics); Statistical Theory and Methods; Probability and Statistics in Computer Science
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site


You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial