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Nonparametric estimation of the incubation time distribution

  title={Nonparametric estimation of the incubation time distribution},
  author={Piet Groeneboom},
Nonparametric maximum likelihood estimators (MLEs) in inverse problems often have non-normal limit distributions, like Chernoff’s distribution. However, if one considers smooth functionals of the model, with corresponding functionals of the MLE, one gets normal limit distributions and faster rates of convergence. We demonstrate this for a model for the incubation time of a disease. The usual approach in the latter models is to use parametric distributions, like Weibull and gamma distributions… 

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