In this paper, we introduce a new nonparametric kernel method for estimating asymmetric densities based on generalized skew-Birnbaum-Saunders distributions. Kernels based on these distributions have the advantage of providing flexibility in the asymmetry and kurtosis levels. In addition, the generalized skew-Birnbaum-Saunders kernel density estimators are boundary bias free and achieve the optimal rate of convergence for the mean integrated squared error of the nonnegative asymmetric kernel estimators. We carry out a data analysis consisting of two parts. First, we conduct a Monte Carlo simulation study for evaluating the performance of the proposed method. Second, we use this method for estimating the density of three real air pollutant concentration data sets. These numerical results favor the proposed nonparametric estimators.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment|
|State||Published - 1 Aug 2013|
- Air pollutant data
- Kernel estimator
- Monte Carlo methods
- Statistical software