
Accession Number : ADA186180
Title : A Smooth Nonparametric Quantile Estimator from RightCensored 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 rightcensored 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