Simplical depth estimators and tests in examples from shape analysis

Katina, S., Wellmann, R. and Muller, C.H. (2008) Simplical depth estimators and tests in examples from shape analysis. Tatra Mountains Mathematical Publications, 39, pp. 95-104.

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In this paper we present the maximum simplicial depth estimator and compare it to the ordinary least square estimator in examples from 2D and 3D shape analysis focusing on bivariate and multivariate allometrical problems from zoology and biological anthropology. We compare two types of estimators derived under different subsets of parametric space on the basis of the linear regression model, θ = (θ1, θ2)T ∈ R2 and θ = (θ1, θ2, θ3)T ∈ R3, where θ3 = 0. We also discuss monotonically decreasing linear regression models in special situations. In applications where outliers in x- or y-axis direction occur in the data and residuals from ordinary least-square linear regression model are not normally distributed, we recommend the use of the maximum simplicial depth estimators.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Katina, Dr Stanislav
Authors: Katina, S., Wellmann, R., and Muller, C.H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics > Statistics
Research Group:Statistical Modelling
Journal Name:Tatra Mountains Mathematical Publications
Journal Abbr.:Tatra Mt. Math. Publ.
Published Online:01 January 2008

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