BVdk_ML_varCov_estimators {admix} | R Documentation |

## Maximum Likelihood estimation of the variance of the unknown density variance estimator in an admixture model

### Description

Parametric estimation of the variance of the variance parameter in Bordes & Vandekerkhove (2010) setting, i.e. considering the admixture model with probability density function (pdf) l: l(x) = p*f(x-mu) + (1-p)*g, where g is the known component of the two-component mixture, p is the mixture proportion, f is the unknown component with symmetric density, and mu is the location shift parameter. The estimation of the variance of the variance related to the density f is made by maximum likelihood optimization through the information matrix, with the assumption that the unknown f is gaussian.

### Usage

```
BVdk_ML_varCov_estimators(data, hat_w, hat_loc, hat_var, comp.dist, comp.param)
```

### Arguments

`data` |
The observed sample under study. |

`hat_w` |
Estimate of the unknown component weight. |

`hat_loc` |
Estimate of the location shift parameter. |

`hat_var` |
Estimate of the variance of the symmetric density f, obtained by plugging-in the previous estimates. See 'Details' below for further information. |

`comp.dist` |
A list with two elements corresponding to component distributions (specified with R native names for these distributions) involved in the admixture model. Unknown elements must be specified as 'NULL' objects, e.g. when 'f' is unknown: list(f=NULL, g='norm'). |

`comp.param` |
A list with two elements corresponding to the parameters of the component distributions, each element being a list itself. The names used in this list must correspond to the native R argument names for these distributions. Unknown elements must be specified as 'NULL' objects, e.g. if 'f' is unknown: list(f=NULL, g=list(mean=0,sd=1)). |

### Details

Plug-in strategy is defined in Pommeret, D. and Vandekerkhove, P. (2019); Semiparametric density testing in the contamination model; Electronic Journal of Statistics, 13, pp. 4743–4793. The variance of the estimator variance of the unknown density f is needed in a testing perspective, since included in the variance of the test statistic. Other details about the information matrix can be found in Bordes, L. and Vandekerkhove, P. (2010); Semiparametric two-component mixture model when a component is known: an asymptotically normal estimator; Math. Meth. Stat.; 19, pp. 22–41.

### Value

The variance of the estimator of the variance of the unknown component density f.

### Author(s)

Xavier Milhaud xavier.milhaud.research@gmail.com

### Examples

```
## Simulate data:
list.comp <- list(f = "norm", g = "norm")
list.param <- list(f = c(mean = 4, sd = 1), g = c(mean = 7, sd = 0.5))
sim.data <- rsimmix(n = 400, unknownComp_weight = 0.9, list.comp, list.param)$mixt.data
## Estimate mixture weight and location shift parameters in real-life:
list.comp <- list(f = NULL, g = "norm")
list.param <- list(f = NULL, g = c(mean = 7, sd = 0.5))
estim <- BVdk_estimParam(data = sim.data, method = "L-BFGS-B",
comp.dist = list.comp, comp.param = list.param)
## Estimation of the second-order moment of the known component distribution:
m2_knownComp <- mean(rnorm(n = 1000000, mean = 7, sd = 0.5)^2)
hat_s2 <- (1/estim[1]) * (mean(sim.data^2) - ((1-estim[1])*m2_knownComp)) - estim[2]^2
## Estimated variance of variance estimator related to the unknown symmetric component density:
BVdk_ML_varCov_estimators(data = sim.data, hat_w = estim[1], hat_loc = estim[2],
hat_var = hat_s2, comp.dist = list.comp, comp.param = list.param)
```

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