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Title:Constructing irregular histograms by penalized likelihood PDF Logo
Authors:Rozenholc, Yves
Mildenberger, Thoralf
Gather, Ursula
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:Technical Report // Sonderforschungsbereich 475, Komplexitätsreduktion in Multivariaten Datenstrukturen, Universität Dortmund 2009,04
Abstract:We propose a fully automatic procedure for the construction of irregular histograms. For a given number of bins, the maximum likelihood histogram is known to be the result of a dynamic programming algorithm. To choose the number of bins, we propose two different penalties motivated by recent work in model selection by Castellan [6] and Massart [26]. We give a complete description of the algorithm and a proper tuning of the penalties. Finally, we compare our procedure to other existing proposals for a wide range of different densities and sample sizes.
Subjects:irregular histogram
density estimation
penalized likelihood
dynamic programming
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Technical Reports, SFB 475: Komplexitätsreduktion in multivariaten Datenstrukturen, TU Dortmund

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