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On confidence bands for multivariate nonparametric regression

Research paper by Katharina Proksch

Indexed on: 18 Nov '14Published on: 18 Nov '14Published in: Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics



Abstract

In a multivariate nonparametric regression problem with fixed, deterministic design asymptotic, uniform confidence bands for the regression function are constructed. The construction of the bands is based on the asymptotic distribution of the maximal deviation between a suitable nonparametric estimator and the true regression function which is derived by multivariate strong approximation methods and a limit theorem for the supremum of a stationary Gaussian field over an increasing system of sets. The results are derived for a general class of estimators which includes local polynomial estimators as a special case. The finite sample properties of the proposed asymptotic bands are investigated by means of a small simulation study.