Data Analytics and Distribution Function Estimation via Mean Absolute Deviation: Nonparametric Approach
Accepted - January 2023
Keywords:empirical distribution function, nonparametric estimation, numerical differentiation, Richardson extrapolation, skewness, uniform consistency
Mean absolute deviation function is used to explore the pattern and the distribution of the data graphically to enable analysts gaining greater understanding of raw data and to foster a quick and a deep understanding of the data as an important basis for successful data analytics. Furthermore, new nonparametric approaches for estimating the cumulative distribution function based on the mean absolute deviation function are proposed. These new approaches are meant to be a general nonparametric class that includes the empirical distribution function as a special case. Simulation study reveals that the Richardson extrapolation approach has a major improvement in terms of average squared errors over the classical empirical estimators and has comparable results with smooth approaches such as cubic spline and constrained linear spline for practically small samples. The properties of the proposed estimators are studied. Moreover, the Richardson approach has been applied to real data analysis and has been used to estimate the hazardous concentration five percent.
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