Is Bootstrap Really Helpful in Point Process Statistics?

Martin Snethlage

Submitted on 9 February 2000


There are some papers which describe the use of bootstrap techniques in point process statistics. The aim of the present paper is to show that the form in which bootstrap is used there is dubious. In case of variance estimation of pair correlation function estimators the used bootstrap techniques lead to results which can be obtained simpler without simulation; furthermore, they differ from the desired results. The problem to obtain confidence regions for the intensity function of inhomogeneous Poisson processes can be easily solved without bootstrap techniques.


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Subjects: Mathematics - Statistics Theory; Astrophysics; Mathematics - Probability; 62F40 60G55