David L Carlson
dcarlson at tamu.edu
Thu Jul 26 23:50:57 CEST 2012
If you want a recommendation, why not use the one that comes with the manual
page for density():
"The default, "nrd0", has remained the default for historical and
compatibility reasons, rather than as a general recommendation, where e.g.,
"SJ" would rather fit, see also V&R (2002)."
Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S.
New York: Springer.
David L Carlson
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4352
> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-
> project.org] On Behalf Of Michael Young
> Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 9:53 PM
> To: li li
> Cc: r-help
> Subject: Re: [R] density
> I can't help you decide which bandwidth method to use, but here's how
> you view the density source code...
> On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 5:56 PM, li li <hannah.hlx at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I have a question regarding the density function which gives the
> > kernel density estimator.
> > I want to decide the bandwidth when using gaussian kernel, given a
> > of
> > observations. I am not familiar with different methods for bandwidth
> > determination. Below are the different ways in R on deciding the
> > bandwidth.
> > Can anyone give an idea on which ones are preferred.
> > Also, how can I take a look at the source code for the density
> > Thank you very much.
> > Hannah
> > x <- rnorm(1000)
> > > bw.nrd(x)
> >  0.2688588
> > > bw.nrd0(x)
> >  0.2282763
> > > bw.ucv(x)
> >  0.2112366
> > > bw.bcv(x)
> >  0.2890085
> > Warning message:
> > In bw.bcv(x) : minimum occurred at one end of the range
> > > bw.SJ(x)
> >  0.2716242
> > > density(x, give.Rkern=T, kernel="gaussian")
> >  0.2820948
> > > density(x, kernel="gaussian")
> > Call:
> > density.default(x = x, kernel = "gaussian")
> > Data: x (1000 obs.); Bandwidth 'bw' = 0.2283
> > x y
> > Min. :-3.974672 Min. :0.0000199
> > 1st Qu.:-1.987712 1st Qu.:0.0076405
> > Median :-0.000752 Median :0.0529498
> > Mean :-0.000752 Mean :0.1256971
> > 3rd Qu.: 1.986208 3rd Qu.:0.2552411
> > Max. : 3.973168 Max. :0.3883532
> > >
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