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Multivariate Modality Inference Using Gaussian Kernel

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The number of modes (also known as modality) of a kernel density estimator (KDE) draws lots of interests and is important in practice. In this paper, we develop an inference framework on the modality of a KDE under multivariate setting using Gaussian kernel. We applied the modal clustering method proposed by [1] for mode hunting. A test statistic and its asymptotic distribution are derived to assess the significance of each mode. The inference procedure is applied on both simulated and real data sets.

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Cheng, Y. and Ray, S. (2014) Multivariate Modality Inference Using Gaussian Kernel. Open Journal of Statistics, 4, 419-434. doi: 10.4236/ojs.2014.45041.

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