In a very interesting article, Zhang et al. [1999. An improved estimator of the density function at the boundary. J. Amer. Statist. Assoc. 448, 1231-1241] proposed a new method of boundary correction for kernel density estimation. Their technique is a kind of generalized reflection method involving reflecting a transformation of the data. In this paper, we present a modification to their estimator. We observe that this modification significantly improves the asymptotic bias and variance of their estimator.
- Density estimation
- Kernel density estimation
- Mean squared error
- Transformation boundary effects
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistics and Probability
- Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty