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Data adaptive ridging in local polynomial regression


Seifert, Burkhardt; Gasser, Theo (2000). Data adaptive ridging in local polynomial regression. Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, 9(2):338-360.

Abstract

When estimating a regression function or its derivatives, local polynomials are an attractive choice due to their flexibility and asymptotic performance. Seifert and Gasser proposed ridging of local polynomials to overcome problems with variance for random design while retaining their advantages. In this article we present a data-independent rule of thumb and a data-adaptive spatial choice of the ridge parameter in local linear regression. In a framework of penalized local least squares regression, the methods are generalized to higher order polynomials, to estimation of derivatives, and to multivariate designs. The main message is that ridging is a powerful tool for improving the performance of local polynomials. A rule of thumb offers drastic improvements; data-adaptive ridging brings further but modest gains in mean square error.

Abstract

When estimating a regression function or its derivatives, local polynomials are an attractive choice due to their flexibility and asymptotic performance. Seifert and Gasser proposed ridging of local polynomials to overcome problems with variance for random design while retaining their advantages. In this article we present a data-independent rule of thumb and a data-adaptive spatial choice of the ridge parameter in local linear regression. In a framework of penalized local least squares regression, the methods are generalized to higher order polynomials, to estimation of derivatives, and to multivariate designs. The main message is that ridging is a powerful tool for improving the performance of local polynomials. A rule of thumb offers drastic improvements; data-adaptive ridging brings further but modest gains in mean square error.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2000
Deposited On:23 Jul 2015 09:18
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 19:19
Publisher:American Statistical Association
ISSN:1061-8600
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/10618600.2000.10474884
Related URLs:http://amstat.tandfonline.com/toc/ucgs20/9/2 (Publisher)

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