[R] Density Estimation

Rolf Turner rolf at erdos.math.unb.ca
Wed Jun 7 19:48:06 CEST 2006

Pedro wrote:

> I have made a simple kernel density estimation by
> x <- c(2,1,3,2,3,0,4,5,10,11,12,11,10)
> kde <- density(x,n=100)
> Now I would like to know the estimated probability that a
> new observation falls into the interval 0<x<3.
> How can I integrate over the corresponding interval?
> In several R-packages for kernel density estimation I did
> not found a corresponding function. I could apply
> Simpson's Rule for integrating, but perhaps somebody
> knows a better solution.

	One possibility is to use splinefun():

	> spiffy <- splinefun(kde$x,kde$y)
	> integrate(spiffy,0,3)
	0.2353400 with absolute error < 2e-09


			Rolf Turner
			rolf at math.unb.ca

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