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On bin-based density estimation

Samiuddin, M.; Jones, M. C. and El-sayyard, G. M. (1993). On bin-based density estimation. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 47(3) pp. 241–252.

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We contribute to the study of data binning in density estimation. The particular disadvantage of histograms due to the effect of bin edge placement is stressed (again).We investigate how simple methods, both existing (such as the frequency polygon) and novel (proposing other natural piecewise linear adaptations), improve on the basic histogram (and on each other).Lurking in the background throughout are links with kernel density estimation.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 1993 Not known
ISSN: 1563-5163
Keywords: Bin edges; frequency polygon; kernel density estimation; histogram; linear binning; piecewise linearity; shifted histogram;
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Item ID: 28292
Depositing User: Sarah Frain
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2011 12:07
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2011 12:07
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