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GBKER(1) User Commands GBKER(1)

NAME

gbker - Produce kernel density estimation

SYNOPSIS

gbker [options]

DESCRIPTION

Compute the kernel density estimation on an equispaced grid. Data are read from standard input. The kernel bandwidth, if not provided with the option -H, is set automatically using simple heuristics. Normally the whole support is displayed. The option -w can be used to restrict the computation to specific range of values. The method used to compute the density is set by the option -M. The boundaries of the grid are slightly different in the different cases.

OPTIONS

-n
number of equispaced points/bins where the density is computed (default 64)
-w
set the grid boundaries with min,max (default whole support)
-H
set the kernel bandwidth
-S
scale the automatic kernel bandwidth
-K
choose the kernel to use (default 0)
0
Epanenchnikov
1
Rectangular
2
Gaussian
3
Laplacian
-M
choose the method for density computation (default 0)
0
use FFT (# grid points rounded to nearest power of 2)
1
use discrete convolution (compact kernels only; bins>2)
2
explicit summation (boundaries excluded)
-F
specify the input fields separators (default " \t")

EXAMPLES

gbker -n 128 -K 2 < file
use a Gaussian kernel to compute the density on 128 equispaced points with the FFT approach. All the data in 'file' are used, multiple columns are pooled.
gbker -K 3 -M 2 < file
use a Laplacian kernel to compute the density on 64 points. The method used is the explicit summation.

AUTHOR

Written by Giulio Bottazzi

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <gbutils@googlegroups.com>

Package home page <http://cafim.sssup.it/~giulio/software/gbutils/index.html>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2001-2018 Giulio Bottazzi This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License (version 2) as published by the Free Software Foundation;

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

October 2018 gbker 6.0.beta2