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By Peter Müller, Brani Vidakovic

This quantity offers an summary of Bayesian equipment for inference within the wavelet area. The papers during this quantity are divided into six elements: the 1st papers introduce easy strategies. Chapters partially II discover various techniques to earlier modeling, utilizing self reliant priors. Papers within the half III speak about selection theoretic elements of such earlier types. partly IV, a few features of previous modeling utilizing priors that account for dependence are explored. half V considers using 2-dimensional wavelet decomposition in spatial modeling. Chapters partly VI talk about using empirical Bayes estimation in wavelet established types. half VII concludes the amount with a dialogue of case reports utilizing wavelet established Bayesian methods. The cooperation of all participants within the well timed guidance in their manuscripts is drastically well-known. We made up our minds early on that it was once impor­ tant to referee and significantly assessment the papers which have been submitted for inclusion during this quantity. For this colossal job, we trusted the provider of diverse referees to whom we're so much indebted. we're additionally thankful to John Kimmel and the Springer-Verlag referees for contemplating our concept in a really well timed demeanour. Our unique thank you visit our spouses, Gautami and Draga, for his or her support.

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The data in the left panel of Figure 2 are again simulated with independent Gaussian noise. It is visually clear that the underlying signal /-1 has 2. Spectral View of Wavelets and Nonlinear Regression 23 two large jumps. The Fourier basis does a poor job of compressing such a signal (Le. the power ofthe signal is spread all across the spectrum), which has a serious negative impact on the nonparametric regression estimate Ii, shown in the right panel. Note that at many locations the wiggliness of Ii is visually almost as large as the range of the data.

20 ) from the wavelet algorithm discussed above. The already large literature on wavelet nonparametric regression is not surveyed here, but a very few suggested next references are Donoho and Johnstone (1995) and Donoho, Johnstone, Kerkyacharian and Picard (1995). See Marron, Adak, Johnstone, Neumann and Patil (1998) for an "exact risk" analysis of wavelet bases, which provides a different viewpoint on some of these ideas. Acknowledgments: The organization of the wavelet ideas used here mostly came from an informal presentation by David Donoho at the Oberwolfach meeting "Curves, Images and Massive Computation" in 1993.

Wavelet bases with "smoother" basis functions are much more useful for recovering smooth signals. These have a structure very similar to the Haar 2. Spectral View of Wavelets and Nonlinear Regression 27 FIGURE 4. Haar basis non parametric regression estimates, using hard thresholding, for the data in, Left panel: the left panel of Figure 1, Right Panel: the left panel of Figure 2. basis, in particular sharing the same indexing system, the "mother - father" relationships, the magnification property and analogous fast iterative algorithms for computation (with the same "pyramid structure").

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