Title

Estimating the fundamental frequency using modified Newton–Raphson algorithm

Article Type

Research Article

Publication Title

Statistics

Abstract

In this paper, we propose a modified Newton–Raphson (NR) algorithm to estimate the frequency parameter in the fundamental frequency model in presence of an additive stationary error. The proposed estimator is super efficient in nature in the sense that its asymptotic variance is less than the asymptotic variance of the least squares estimator. With a proper step factor modification, the proposed modified NR algorithm produces an estimator with the rate O p (n −(3/2) ), the same rate as the least squares estimator. Numerical experiments are performed for different sample sizes, different error variances and for different models. For illustrative purposes, two real data sets are analysed using the fundamental frequency model and the estimators are obtained using the proposed algorithm. It is observed that the model and the proposed algorithm work quite well in both cases.

First Page

440

Last Page

458

DOI

10.1080/02331888.2018.1552962

Publication Date

3-4-2019

Comments

Open Access, Green

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