A Bayesian Kernel Density Estimator

A Kernel Density Estimator with kernel $K(\cdot)$ is defined by

\hat f (x) = \frac{1}{n}\sum_{i=1}^n\frac{1}{h}K\left(\frac{x-x_i}{h}\right)
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where $h$ is the window width, smoothing parameter or bandwidth. An approach is proposed in which $h$ is a parameter of the problem, so avoiding both the specification of the bandwidth and the assumption that all projections from a density have the same smoothness.


danny 2009-07-23