We introduce a class of local likelihood circular density estimators, which includes the kernel density estimator as a special case. The idea lies in optimizing a spatially weighted version of the log-likelihood function, where the logarithm of the density is locally approximated by a periodic polynomial. The use of von Mises density functions as weights reduces the computational burden. Also, we propose closed-form estimators which could form the basis of counterparts in the multidimensional Euclidean setting. Simulation results and a real data case study are used to evaluate the performance and illustrate the results.

Circular local likelihood

Di Marzio, Marco;FENSORE, STEFANIA;
2018

Abstract

We introduce a class of local likelihood circular density estimators, which includes the kernel density estimator as a special case. The idea lies in optimizing a spatially weighted version of the log-likelihood function, where the logarithm of the density is locally approximated by a periodic polynomial. The use of von Mises density functions as weights reduces the computational burden. Also, we propose closed-form estimators which could form the basis of counterparts in the multidimensional Euclidean setting. Simulation results and a real data case study are used to evaluate the performance and illustrate the results.
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