dpill {KernSmooth}  R Documentation 
Use direct plugin methodology to select the bandwidth of a local linear Gaussian kernel regression estimate, as described by Ruppert, Sheather and Wand (1995).
dpill(x, y, blockmax = 5, divisor = 20, trim = 0.01, proptrun = 0.05, gridsize = 401, range.x, truncate = TRUE)
x 
vector of x data. Missing values are not accepted. 
y 
vector of y data.
This must be same length as x , and
missing values are not accepted.

blockmax 
the maximum number of blocks of the data for construction of an initial parametric estimate. 
divisor 
the value that the sample size is divided by to determine a lower limit on the number of blocks of the data for construction of an initial parametric estimate. 
trim 
the proportion of the sample trimmed from each end in the
x direction before application of the plugin methodology.

proptrun 
the proportion of the range of x at each end truncated in the
functional estimates.

gridsize 
number of equallyspaced grid points over which the function is to be estimated. 
range.x 
vector containing the minimum and maximum values of x at which to
compute the estimate.
For density estimation the default is the minimum and maximum data values
with 5% of the range added to each end.
For regression estimation the default is the minimum and maximum data values.

truncate 
logical flag: if TRUE , data with x values outside the
range specified by range.x are ignored.

The direct plugin approach, where unknown functionals that appear in expressions for the asymptotically optimal bandwidths are replaced by kernel estimates, is used. The kernel is the standard normal density. Least squares quartic fits over blocks of data are used to obtain an initial estimate. Mallow's Cp is used to select the number of blocks.
the selected bandwidth.
If there are severe irregularities (i.e. outliers, sparse regions)
in the x
values then the local polynomial smooths required for the
bandwidth selection algorithm may become degenerate and the function
will crash. Outliers in the y
direction may lead to deterioration
of the quality of the selected bandwidth.
Ruppert, D., Sheather, S. J. and Wand, M. P. (1995). An effective bandwidth selector for local least squares regression. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 90, 1257–1270.
Wand, M. P. and Jones, M. C. (1995). Kernel Smoothing. Chapman and Hall, London.
data(geyser, package = "MASS") x < geyser$duration y < geyser$waiting plot(x, y) h < dpill(x, y) fit < locpoly(x, y, bandwidth = h) lines(fit)