Tributes to Julian Besag
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Royal Statistical Society
International Society for Bayesian Analysis
Confidence regions and shape regularisation
Laurie Davies, Arne Kovac and Monika Meise have devised a new approach to the problem of nonparametric regression. The basis is a confidence region derived from the data by controlling the sums of the residuals on intervals of various sizes and locations. In the paper which has just been accepted for publication in the Annals of Statistics they show that by minimising the number of local extreme values within these regions it is possible to obtain optimal rates of convergence. These results can be derived by nothing more complicated than a Taylor expansion. Read more...
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