Sensitivity analysis and visualization for functional data

I. Chung Hsieh, Yufen Huang

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When analyzing functional data processes, the presence of outliers can greatly influence modelling and forecasting outcomes and lead to the inaccurate conclusion. Hence, detection of such outliers becomes an essential task. Visualization of data not only plays a vital role in discovering the features of data before applying statistical models and summary statistics but also provides an auxiliary tool in identifying outliers. The research involving visualization and sensitivity analysis for functional data has not yet received much attention in the literature to date. Thus, this becomes the focus of this paper. To this end, we propose a method combining influence function with iteration scheme for identifying outliers and develop new visualization tools for displaying features and grasping the outliers in functional data. Furthermore, comparisons between our proposed methods with the existing methods are also investigated. Finally, we illustrate these proposed methods with simulation studies and real data examples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1593-1615
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Statistical Computation and Simulation
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Applied Mathematics


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