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March, 1983 Goodness of Fit Testing in $\mathbb{R}^m$ Based on the Weighted Empirical Distribution of Certain Nearest Neighbor Statistics
Mark F. Schilling
Ann. Statist. 11(1): 1-12 (March, 1983). DOI: 10.1214/aos/1176346051

Abstract

Let $X_1, \cdots, X_n$ be a random sample in $\mathbb{R}^m$ from an unknown density $f(x)$. Recently Bickel and Breiman have introduced a goodness of fit test for this situation based on the empirical distribution function of the variables $W_i = \exp\{-ng(X_i)V(R_i)\}, i = 1, \cdots, n$, where $g(x)$ is the hypothesized density and $V(R_i)$ represents the volume of the nearest neighbor sphere centered at $X_i$. Under the null hypothesis $H : f(x) = g(x)$, the empirical process is asymptotically independent of $g$. In this paper a weighted version of the empirical process is shown to produce tests which are still (essentially) distribution-free under $H$ but in addition have asymptotic power against sequences of alternatives contiguous to $g$. The optimal weight function is obtained as a function of the particular sequence of alternatives chosen, and consistency behavior against fixed alternatives is determined. Monte Carlo results illustrate the power performance of the tests for various densities and weight functions.

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Mark F. Schilling. "Goodness of Fit Testing in $\mathbb{R}^m$ Based on the Weighted Empirical Distribution of Certain Nearest Neighbor Statistics." Ann. Statist. 11 (1) 1 - 12, March, 1983. https://doi.org/10.1214/aos/1176346051

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Published: March, 1983
First available in Project Euclid: 12 April 2007

zbMATH: 0518.62041
MathSciNet: MR684858
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/aos/1176346051

Subjects:
Primary: 62G10
Secondary: 62E20, 62H15, 62M99

Rights: Copyright © 1983 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

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