Authors: Hallin, Marc
Paindaveine, Davy
Verdebout, Thomas
Title: Efficient R-estimation of principal and common principal components
Language (ISO): en
Abstract: We propose rank-based estimators of principal components, both in the one- sample and, under the assumption of common principal components, in the m- sample cases. Those estimators are obtained via a rank-based version of Le Cam's one-step method, combined with an estimation of cross-information quantities. Under arbitrary elliptical distributions with, in the m-sample case, possibly heterogeneous radial densities, those R-estimators remain root-n consistent and asymptotically normal, while achieving asymptotic e ciency under correctly speci ed densities. Contrary to their traditional counterparts computed from empirical covariances, they do not require any moment conditions. When based on Gaussian score functions, in the one-sample case, they moreover uniformly dominate their classical competitors in the Pitman sense. Their finite-sample performances are investigated via a Monte-Carlo study.
Subject Headings: common principal components
elliptical densities
principal components
uniform local asymptotic normality
Issue Date: 2013-04-08
Appears in Collections:Sonderforschungsbereich (SFB) 823

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