Given a random sample from some unknown density f0 :ℝ →[0,∞) we devise Haar wavelet estimators for f0 with variable resolution levels constructed from localised test procedures (as in Lepski, Mammen and Spokoiny (Ann. Statist. 25 (1997) 927-947)). We show that these estimators satisfy an oracle inequality that adapts to heterogeneous smoothness of f0, simultaneously for every point x in a fixed interval, in sup-norm loss. The thresholding constants involved in the test procedures can be chosen in practice under the idealised assumption that the true density is locally constant in a neighborhood of the point x of estimation, and an information theoretic justification of this practise is given.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Annales de l'institut Henri Poincare (B) Probability and Statistics|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2013|
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