WIAS Preprint No. 107, (1994)

Bootstrap confidence bands in nonparametric regression


  • Neumann, Michael H.

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

  • 62G07 62G09 62G15


  • Nonparametric regression, confidence bands, bootstrap, local linear estimator




In the present paper we construct asymptotic confidence bands in nonparametric regression. Our assumptions admit unequal variances of the observations and nonuniform, possibly considerably clustered design. The confidence band is based on an undersmoothed local linear estimator, and an appropriate quantile is obtained via the wild bootstrap made popular by Härdle and Mammen (1990). We derive certain rates (in the sample size n) for the error in coverage probability, which is an improvement of existing results for methods that rely on the asymptotic distribution of the maximum of some Gaussian process. We propose a practicable rule for a data-dependent choice of the bandwidth.

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