PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

Functional k-sample problem when data are density functions
Pedro Delicado
Computational Statistics Volume 22, Number 3, pp. 391-410, 2007. ISSN 0943-4062

Abstract

This paper deals with the k-sample problem for functional data when the observations are density functions. We introduce test procedures based on distances between pairs of density functions (L 1 distance and Hellinger distance, among others). A simulation study is carried out to compare the practical behaviour of the proposed tests. Theoretical derivations have been done in order to allow weighted samples in the test procedures. The paper ends with a real data example: for a collection of European regions we estimate the regional relative income densities and then we test the significance of the country effect.

EPrint Type:Article
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Subjects:Computational, Information-Theoretic Learning with Statistics
ID Code:2944
Deposited By:Pedro Delicado
Deposited On:10 February 2008