Authors: Eckle, Konstantin
Bissantz, Nicolai
Dette, Holger
Proksch, Katharina
Einecke, Sabrina
Title: Multiscale inference for a multivariate density with applications to X-ray astronomy
Language (ISO): en
Abstract: In this paper we propose methods for inference of the geometric features of a multivariate density. Our approach uses multiscale tests for the monotonicity of the density at arbitrary points in arbitrary directions. In particular, a significance test for a mode at a specific point is constructed. Moreover, we develop multiscale methods for identifying regions of monotonicity and a general procedure for detecting the modes of a multivari- ate density. It is is shown that the latter method localizes the modes with an effectively optimal rate. The theoretical results are illustrated by means of a simulation study and a data example. The new method is applied to and motivated by the determination and verification of the position of high-energy sources from X-ray observations by the Swift satellite which is important for a multiwavelength analysis of objects such as Active Galactic Nuclei.
Subject Headings: multiple tests
X-ray astronomy
multivariate density
Issue Date: 2016
Appears in Collections:Sonderforschungsbereich (SFB) 823

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