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Abakós     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Abhandlungen aus dem Mathematischen Seminar der Universitat Hamburg     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Academic Voices : A Multidisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Accounting Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
ACM Transactions on Algorithms (TALG)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
ACM Transactions on Computational Logic (TOCL)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software (TOMS)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Acta Applicandae Mathematicae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Acta Mathematica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Acta Mathematica Hungarica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Acta Mathematica Scientia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Acta Mathematica Sinica, English Series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Acta Mathematica Vietnamica     Hybrid Journal  
Acta Mathematicae Applicatae Sinica, English Series     Hybrid Journal  
Advanced Science Letters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Advances in Applied Clifford Algebras     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Calculus of Variations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Catalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Complex Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Computational Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Advances in Decision Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Difference Equations     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Fixed Point Theory     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Geosciences (ADGEO)     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Advances in Linear Algebra & Matrix Theory     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Advances in Materials Science     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Advances in Mathematical Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Mathematics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Advances in Nonlinear Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Numerical Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Operations Research     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Advances in Operator Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Porous Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Pure and Applied Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Pure Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Advances in Science and Research (ASR)     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Aequationes Mathematicae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
African Journal of Educational Studies in Mathematics and Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
African Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Afrika Matematika     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Air, Soil & Water Research     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
AKSIOMA Journal of Mathematics Education     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
AKSIOMATIK : Jurnal Penelitian Pendidikan dan Pembelajaran Matematika     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Al-Jabar : Jurnal Pendidikan Matematika     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Al-Qadisiyah Journal for Computer Science and Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AL-Rafidain Journal of Computer Sciences and Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Algebra and Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Algebra Colloquium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Algebra Universalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Algorithmic Operations Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Algorithms     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Algorithms Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
American Journal of Mathematical Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
American Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
American Journal of Mathematics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
American Journal of Operations Research     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
American Mathematical Monthly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
An International Journal of Optimization and Control: Theories & Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Anadol University Journal of Science and Technology B : Theoritical Sciences     Open Access  
Analele Universitatii Ovidius Constanta - Seria Matematica     Open Access  
Analysis and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Analysis and Mathematical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Analysis Mathematica     Full-text available via subscription  
Analysis. International mathematical journal of analysis and its applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Anargya : Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Matematika     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Annales Mathematicae Silesianae     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Annales mathématiques du Québec     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Sklodowska, sectio A – Mathematica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis. Studia Mathematica     Open Access  
Annali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Combinatorics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Annals of Data Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Annals of Discrete Mathematics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Annals of Functional Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Annals of Mathematics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Annals of PDE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Pure and Applied Logic     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Annals of the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Mathematics     Open Access  
Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Annals of West University of Timisoara - Mathematics     Open Access  
Annals of West University of Timisoara - Mathematics and Computer Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Annuaire du Collège de France     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
ANZIAM Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Applicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Applications of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Applied Categorical Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Applied Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Applied Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Applied Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Applied Mathematics & Optimization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Applied Mathematics - A Journal of Chinese Universities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Applied Mathematics and Nonlinear Sciences     Open Access  
Applied Mathematics Letters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Applied Mathematics Research eXpress     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Applied Network Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Applied Numerical Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Arab Journal of Mathematical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Arabian Journal of Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Archive for Mathematical Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Archive of Applied Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Archive of Numerical Software     Open Access  
Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Arkiv för Matematik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Armenian Journal of Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arnold Mathematical Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Artificial Satellites     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Algebra     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Research Journal of Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian-European Journal of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Australian Mathematics Teacher, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Australian Senior Mathematics Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Automatic Documentation and Mathematical Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Axioms     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Banach Journal of Mathematical Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Basin Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
BIBECHANA     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Biomath     Open Access  
BIT Numerical Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Boletim Cearense de Educação e História da Matemática     Open Access  
Boletim de Educação Matemática     Open Access  
Boletín de la Sociedad Matemática Mexicana     Hybrid Journal  
Bollettino dell'Unione Matematica Italiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Bruno Pini Mathematical Analysis Seminar     Open Access  
Buletinul Academiei de Stiinte a Republicii Moldova. Matematica     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Bulletin des Sciences Mathamatiques     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin of Dnipropetrovsk University. Series : Communications in Mathematical Modeling and Differential Equations Theory     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin of Mathematical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bulletin of Symbolic Logic     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Bulletin of the Australian Mathematical Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Bulletin of the Brazilian Mathematical Society, New Series     Hybrid Journal  
Bulletin of the Iranian Mathematical Society     Hybrid Journal  
Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin of the Malaysian Mathematical Sciences Society     Hybrid Journal  
Cadernos do IME : Série Matemática     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Calculus of Variations and Partial Differential Equations     Hybrid Journal  
Canadian Journal of Mathematics / Journal canadien de mathématiques     Hybrid Journal  
Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Canadian Mathematical Bulletin     Hybrid Journal  
Carpathian Mathematical Publications     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Catalysis in Industry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
CEAS Space Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
CHANCE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Chaos, Solitons & Fractals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Chaos, Solitons & Fractals : X     Open Access  
ChemSusChem     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Chinese Annals of Mathematics, Series B     Hybrid Journal  
Chinese Journal of Catalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Chinese Journal of Mathematics     Open Access  
Ciencia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clean Air Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
CODEE Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cogent Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cognitive Computation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Collectanea Mathematica     Hybrid Journal  
College Mathematics Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
COMBINATORICA     Hybrid Journal  
Combinatorics, Probability and Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Combustion Theory and Modelling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Commentarii Mathematici Helvetici     Hybrid Journal  
Communications in Advanced Mathematical Sciences     Open Access  
Communications in Combinatorics and Optimization     Open Access  
Communications in Contemporary Mathematics     Hybrid Journal  
Communications in Mathematical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Communications On Pure & Applied Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Complex Analysis and its Synergies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Complex Variables and Elliptic Equations: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Composite Materials Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Compositio Mathematica     Full-text available via subscription  
Comptes Rendus Mathematique     Full-text available via subscription  
Computational and Applied Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Computational and Mathematical Methods     Hybrid Journal  
Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Computational Complexity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Computational Mathematics and Modeling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Computational Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Computational Methods and Function Theory     Hybrid Journal  
Computational Optimization and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Computers & Mathematics with Applications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Concrete Operators     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Confluentes Mathematici     Hybrid Journal  
Contributions to Discrete Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Contributions to Game Theory and Management     Open Access  
COSMOS     Hybrid Journal  
Cryptography and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Cuadernos de Investigación y Formación en Educación Matemática     Open Access  
Cubo. A Mathematical Journal     Open Access  
Current Research in Biostatistics     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Czechoslovak Mathematical Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Daya Matematis : Jurnal Inovasi Pendidikan Matematika     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Demographic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Demonstratio Mathematica     Open Access  

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  • Wishart exponential families on cones related to tridiagonal matrices
    • Abstract: Let G be the graph corresponding to the graphical model of nearest neighbor interaction in a Gaussian character. We study Natural Exponential Families (NEF) of Wishart distributions on convex cones \(Q_G\) and \(P_G\) , where \(P_G\) is the cone of tridiagonal positive definite real symmetric matrices, and \(Q_G\) is the dual cone of \(P_G\) . The Wishart NEF that we construct include Wishart distributions considered earlier for models based on decomposable(chordal) graphs. Our approach is, however, different and allows us to study the basic objects of Wishart NEF on the cones \(Q_G\) and \(P_G\) . We determine Riesz measures generating Wishart exponential families on \(Q_G\) and \(P_G\) , and we give the quadratic construction of these Riesz measures and exponential families. The mean, inverse-mean, covariance and variance functions, as well as moments of higher order, are studied and their explicit formulas are given.
      PubDate: 2019-04-01
  • Penalized expectile regression: an alternative to penalized quantile
    • Abstract: This paper concerns the study of the entire conditional distribution of a response given predictors in a heterogeneous regression setting. A common approach to address heterogeneous data is quantile regression, which utilizes the minimization of the \(L_1\) norm. As an alternative to quantile regression, we consider expectile regression, which relies on the minimization of the asymmetric \(L_2\) norm and detects heteroscedasticity effectively. We assume that only a small set of predictors is relevant to the response and develop penalized expectile regression with SCAD and adaptive LASSO penalties. With properly chosen tuning parameters, we show that the proposed estimators display oracle properties. A numerical study using simulated and real examples demonstrates the competitive performance of the proposed penalized expectile regression, and its combined use with penalized quantile regression would be helpful and recommended for practitioners.
      PubDate: 2019-04-01
  • Frequentist model averaging for threshold models
    • Abstract: This paper develops a frequentist model averaging approach for threshold model specifications. The resulting estimator is proved to be asymptotically optimal in the sense of achieving the lowest possible squared errors. In particular, when combining estimators from threshold autoregressive models, this approach is also proved to be asymptotically optimal. Simulation results show that for the situation where the existing model averaging approach is not applicable, our proposed model averaging approach has a good performance; for the other situations, our proposed model averaging approach performs marginally better than other commonly used model selection and model averaging methods. An empirical application of our approach on the US unemployment data is given.
      PubDate: 2019-04-01
  • Weighted estimating equations for additive hazards models with missing
    • Abstract: This paper presents simple weighted and fully augmented weighted estimators for the additive hazards model with missing covariates when they are missing at random. The additive hazards model estimates the difference in hazards and has an intuitive biological interpretation. The proposed weighted estimators for the additive hazards model use incomplete data nonparametrically and have close-form expressions. We show that they are consistent and asymptotically normal, and are more efficient than the simple weighted estimator which only uses the complete data. We illustrate their finite-sample performance through simulation studies and an application to study the progression from mild cognitive impairment to dementia using data from the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative as well as an application to the mouse leukemia study.
      PubDate: 2019-04-01
  • Testing in nonparametric ANCOVA model based on ridit reliability
    • Abstract: In the spirit of Bross (Biometrics 14:18–38, 1958), this paper considers ridit reliability functionals to develop test procedures for the equality of \(K(>2)\) treatment effects in nonparametric analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) model with d covariates based on two different methods. The procedures are asymptotically distribution free and are not based on the assumption that the distribution functions (d.f.’s) of the response variable and the associated covariates are continuous. By means of simulation study, the proposed methods are compared with the methods provided by Tsangari and Akritas (J Multivar Anal 88:298–319, 2004) and Bathke and Brunner (Recent advances and trends in nonparametric statistics, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2003) under ANCOVA in terms of type I error rate and power.
      PubDate: 2019-04-01
  • Waiting time for consecutive repetitions of a pattern and related
    • Abstract: Let k be a positive integer. Some exact distributions of the waiting time random variables for k consecutive repetitions of a pattern are derived in a sequence of independent identically distributed trials. It is proved that the number of equations of conditional probability generating functions for deriving the distribution can be reduced to less than or equal to the length of the basic pattern to be repeated consecutively. By using the result, various properties of the distributions of usual runs are extended to those of consecutive repetitions of a pattern. These results include some properties of the geometric distribution of order k and those of the waiting time distributions of the \((k_1,k_2)\) -events. Further, the probability generating function of the number of non-overlapping occurrences of k consecutive repetitions of a pattern can be written in an explicit form with k as a parameter. Some recurrence relations, which are useful for evaluating the probability mass functions, are also given.
      PubDate: 2019-04-01
  • AIC for the non-concave penalized likelihood method
    • Abstract: Non-concave penalized maximum likelihood methods are widely used because they are more efficient than the Lasso. They include a tuning parameter which controls a penalty level, and several information criteria have been developed for selecting it. While these criteria assure the model selection consistency, they have a problem in that there are no appropriate rules for choosing one from the class of information criteria satisfying such a preferred asymptotic property. In this paper, we derive an information criterion based on the original definition of the AIC by considering minimization of the prediction error rather than model selection consistency. Concretely speaking, we derive a function of the score statistic that is asymptotically equivalent to the non-concave penalized maximum likelihood estimator and then provide an estimator of the Kullback–Leibler divergence between the true distribution and the estimated distribution based on the function, whose bias converges in mean to zero.
      PubDate: 2019-04-01
  • A generalized urn with multiple drawing and random addition
    • Abstract: In this paper, we consider an unbalanced urn model with multiple drawing. At each discrete time step n, we draw m balls at random from an urn containing white and blue balls. The replacement of the balls follows either opposite or self-reinforcement rule. Under the opposite reinforcement rule, we use the stochastic approximation algorithm to obtain a strong law of large numbers and a central limit theorem for \(W_n\) : the number of white balls after n draws. Under the self-reinforcement rule, we prove that, after suitable normalization, the number of white balls \(W_n\) converges almost surely to a random variable \(W_\infty \) which has an absolutely continuous distribution.
      PubDate: 2019-04-01
  • Robust estimation in single-index models when the errors have a unimodal
           density with unknown nuisance parameter
    • Abstract: This paper develops a robust profile estimation method for the parametric and nonparametric components of a single-index model when the errors have a strongly unimodal density with unknown nuisance parameter. We derive consistency results for the link function estimators as well as consistency and asymptotic distribution results for the single-index parameter estimators. Under a log-Gamma model, the sensitivity to anomalous observations is studied using the empirical influence curve. We also discuss a robust K-fold cross-validation procedure to select the smoothing parameters. A numerical study carried on with errors following a log-Gamma model and for contaminated schemes shows the good robustness properties of the proposed estimators and the advantages of considering a robust approach instead of the classical one. A real data set illustrates the use of our proposal.
      PubDate: 2019-03-21
  • Semiparametric Bayesian multiple imputation for regression models with
           missing mixed continuous–discrete covariates
    • Abstract: Issues regarding missing data are critical in observational and experimental research. Recently, for datasets with mixed continuous–discrete variables, multiple imputation by chained equation (MICE) has been widely used, although MICE may yield severely biased estimates. We propose a new semiparametric Bayes multiple imputation approach that can deal with continuous and discrete variables. This enables us to overcome the shortcomings of MICE; they must satisfy strong conditions (known as compatibility) to guarantee obtained estimators are consistent. Our simulation studies show the coverage probability of 95% interval calculated using MICE can be less than 1%, while the MSE of the proposed can be less than one-fiftieth. We applied our method to the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) dataset, and the results are consistent with those of the previous works that used panel data other than ADNI database, whereas the existing methods, such as MICE, resulted in inconsistent results.
      PubDate: 2019-03-11
  • Nonparametric estimation of the cross ratio function
    • Abstract: The cross ratio function (CRF) is a commonly used tool to describe local dependence between two correlated variables. Being a ratio of conditional hazards, the CRF can be rewritten in terms of (first and second derivatives of) the survival copula of these variables. Bernstein estimators for (the derivatives of) this survival copula are used to define a nonparametric estimator of the cross ratio, and asymptotic normality thereof is established. We consider simulations to study the finite sample performance of our estimator for copulas with different types of local dependency. A real dataset is used to investigate the dependence between food expenditure and net income. The estimated CRF reveals that families with a low net income relative to the mean net income will spend less money to buy food compared to families with larger net incomes. This dependence, however, disappears when the net income is large compared to the mean income.
      PubDate: 2019-02-26
  • Properization: constructing proper scoring rules via Bayes acts
    • Abstract: Scoring rules serve to quantify predictive performance. A scoring rule is proper if truth telling is an optimal strategy in expectation. Subject to customary regularity conditions, every scoring rule can be made proper, by applying a special case of the Bayes act construction studied by Grünwald and Dawid (Ann Stat 32:1367–1433, 2004) and Dawid (Ann Inst Stat Math 59:77–93, 2007), to which we refer as properization. We discuss examples from the recent literature and apply the construction to create new types, and reinterpret existing forms, of proper scoring rules and consistent scoring functions. In an abstract setting, we formulate sufficient conditions under which Bayes acts exist and scoring rules can be made proper.
      PubDate: 2019-02-22
  • On univariate slash distributions, continuous and discrete
    • Abstract: In this article, I explore in a unified manner the structure of uniform slash and \(\alpha \) -slash distributions which, in the continuous case, are defined to be the distributions of Y / U and \( Y_\alpha /U^{1/\alpha }\) where Y and \(Y_\alpha \) follow any distribution on \(\mathbb {R}^+\) and, independently, U is uniform on (0, 1). The parallels with the monotone and \(\alpha \) -monotone distributions of \( Y \times U\) and \(Y_\alpha \times U^{1/\alpha }\) , respectively, are striking. I also introduce discrete uniform slash and \(\alpha \) -slash distributions which arise from a notion of negative binomial thinning/fattening. Their specification, although apparently rather different from the continuous case, seems to be a good one because of the close way in which their properties mimic those of the continuous case.
      PubDate: 2019-02-15
  • Estimation and hypothesis test for partial linear single-index
           multiplicative models
    • Abstract: Estimation and hypothesis test for partial linear single-index multiplicative models are considered in this paper. To estimate unknown single-index parameter, we propose a profile least product relative error estimator coupled with a leave-one-component-out method. To test a hypothesis on the parametric components, a Wald-type test statistic is proposed. We employ the smoothly clipped absolute deviation penalty to select relevant variables. To study model checking problem, we propose a variant of the integrated conditional moment test statistic by using linear projection weighting function, and we also suggest a bootstrap procedure for calculating critical values. Simulation studies are conducted to demonstrate the performance of the proposed procedure and a real example is analyzed for illustration.
      PubDate: 2019-02-12
  • Poisson source localization on the plane: change-point case
    • Abstract: We present a detection problem where several spatially distributed sensors observe Poisson signals emitted from a single radioactive source of unknown position. The measurements at each sensor are modeled by independent inhomogeneous Poisson processes. A method based on Bayesian change-point estimation is proposed to identify the location of the source’s coordinates. The asymptotic behavior of the Bayesian estimator is studied. In particular, the consistency and the asymptotic efficiency of the estimator are analyzed. The limit distribution and the convergence of the moments are also described. The similar statistical model could be used in GPS localization problems.
      PubDate: 2019-02-08
  • More good news on the HKM test for multivariate reflected symmetry about
           an unknown centre
    • Abstract: We revisit the problem of testing for multivariate reflected symmetry about an unspecified point. Although this testing problem is invariant with respect to full-rank affine transformations, among the few hitherto proposed tests only a class of tests studied in Henze et al. (J Multivar Anal 87:275–297, 2003) that depends on a positive parameter a respects this property. We identify a measure of deviation \(\varDelta _a\) (say) from symmetry associated with the test statistic \(T_{n,a}\) (say), and we obtain the limit normal distribution of \(T_{n,a}\) as \(n \rightarrow \infty \) under a fixed alternative to symmetry. Since a consistent estimator of the variance of this limit normal distribution is available, we obtain an asymptotic confidence interval for \(\varDelta _a\) . The test, when applied to a classical data set, strongly rejects the hypothesis of reflected symmetry, although other tests even do not object against the much stronger hypothesis of elliptical symmetry.
      PubDate: 2019-02-08
  • Bootstrapping the Kaplan–Meier estimator on the whole line
    • Abstract: This article is concerned with proving the consistency of Efron’s bootstrap for the Kaplan–Meier estimator on the whole support of a survival function. While previous works address the asymptotic Gaussianity of the Kaplan–Meier estimator without restricting time, we enable the construction of bootstrap-based time-simultaneous confidence bands for the whole survival function. Other practical applications include bootstrap-based confidence bands for the mean residual lifetime function or the Lorenz curve as well as confidence intervals for the Gini index. Theoretical results are complemented with a simulation study and a real data example which result in statistical recommendations.
      PubDate: 2019-02-01
  • Sobolev-Hermite versus Sobolev nonparametric density estimation on
           $${\mathbb {R}}$$ R
    • Abstract: In this paper, our aim is to revisit the nonparametric estimation of a square integrable density f on \({\mathbb {R}}\) , by using projection estimators on a Hermite basis. These estimators are studied from the point of view of their mean integrated squared error on \({\mathbb {R}}\) . A model selection method is described and proved to perform an automatic bias variance compromise. Then, we present another collection of estimators, of deconvolution type, for which we define another model selection strategy. Although the minimax asymptotic rates of these two types of estimators are mainly equivalent, the complexity of the Hermite estimators is usually much lower than the complexity of their deconvolution (or kernel) counterparts. These results are illustrated through a small simulation study.
      PubDate: 2019-02-01
  • Semiparametric efficient estimators in heteroscedastic error models
    • Abstract: In the mean regression context, this study considers several frequently encountered heteroscedastic error models where the regression mean and variance functions are specified up to certain parameters. An important point we note through a series of analyses is that different assumptions on standardized regression errors yield quite different efficiency bounds for the corresponding estimators. Consequently, all aspects of the assumptions need to be specifically taken into account in constructing their corresponding efficient estimators. This study clarifies the relation between the regression error assumptions and their, respectively, efficiency bounds under the general regression framework with heteroscedastic errors. Our simulation results support our findings; we carry out a real data analysis using the proposed methods where the Cobb–Douglas cost model is the regression mean.
      PubDate: 2019-02-01
  • Pseudo-Gibbs sampler for discrete conditional distributions
    • Abstract: Conditionally specified models offers a higher level of flexibility than the joint approach. Regression switching in multiple imputation is a typical example. However, reasonable-seeming conditional models are generally not coherent with one another. Gibbs sampler based on incompatible conditionals is called pseudo-Gibbs sampler, whose properties are mostly unknown. This article investigates the richness and commonalities among their stationary distributions. We show that Gibbs sampler replaces the conditional distributions iteratively, but keep the marginal distributions invariant. In the process, it minimizes the Kullback–Leibler divergence. Next, we prove that systematic pseudo-Gibbs projections converge for every scan order, and the stationary distributions share marginal distributions in a circularly fashion. Therefore, regardless of compatibility, univariate consistency is guaranteed when the orders of imputation are circularly related. Moreover, a conditional model and its pseudo-Gibbs distributions have equal number of parameters. Study of pseudo-Gibbs sampler provides a fresh perspective for understanding the original Gibbs sampler.
      PubDate: 2019-02-01
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