Accession Number : ADA186180

Title :   A Smooth Nonparametric Quantile Estimator from Right-Censored Data.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : SOUTH CAROLINA UNIV COLUMBIA DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Padgett, W J ; Thombs, L A

PDF Url : ADA186180

Report Date : May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Based on randomly right-censored data, a smooth nonparametric estimator of the quantile function of the lifetime distribution is studied. The estimator is defined to be the solution x sub n (p) to F sub n (p)) = O, where F sub n is the distribution function corresponding to a kernel estimator of the lifetime density. The strong consistency and asymptotic normality of x sub n (p) are shown. Some simulation results comparing this estimator with the product of the bandwidth required for computing F sub n is investigated using bootstrap methods. Illustrative examples are given. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ESTIMATES, *NONPARAMETRIC STATISTICS, BANDWIDTH, DENSITY, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, KERNEL FUNCTIONS, SIMULATION, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE