Recent progress in the nonparametric estimation of monotone curves - With applications to bioassay and environmental risk assessment

Rabi Bhattacharya, Lizhen Lin

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Abstract

Three recent nonparametric methodologies for estimating a monotone regression function F and its inverse F-1 are (1) the inverse kernel method DNP (Dette et al., 2005; Dette and Scheder, 2010), (2) the monotone spline (Kong and Eubank (2006)) and (3) the data adaptive method NAM (Bhattacharya and Lin, 2010, 2011), with roots in isotonic regression (Ayer et al., 1955; Bhattacharya and Kong, 2007). All three have asymptotically optimal error rates. In this article their finite sample performances are compared using extensive simulation from diverse models of interest, and by analysis of real data. Let there be m distinct values of the independent variable x among N observations y. The results show that if m is relatively small compared to N then generally the NAM performs best, while the DNP outperforms the other methods when m is O(N) unless there is a substantial clustering of the values of the independent variable x.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-80
Number of pages18
JournalComputational Statistics and Data Analysis
Volume63
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Adaptive method
  • Bioassay application
  • Finite sample comparison
  • Monotone curves estimation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics

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