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Revista Colombiana de Estadística

versão impressa ISSN 0120-1751

Rev.Colomb.Estad. vol.42 no.1 Bogotá jan./jun. 2019  Epub 23-Maio-2019 

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Some Recent Developments in Inference for Geostatistical Functional Data

Algunos desarrollos recientes en inferencia para datos funcionales geoestadísticos

Piotr Kokoszkaa  , Matthew Reimherrb 

a Department of Statistics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA. E-mail:

b Department of Statistics, Penn State University, State College, USA. E-mail:


We review recent developments related to inference for functions defined at spatial locations. We also consider time series of functions defined at irregularly distributed spatial points or on a grid. We focus on kriging, estimation of the functional mean and principal components, and significance testing, giving special attention to testing spatio-temporal separability in the context of functional data. We also highlight some ideas related to extreme value theory for spatially indexed functional time series.

Key words: Functional data; Spatial statistics


Revisamos desarrollos recientes relacionados con la inferencia de funciones definidas en locaciones espaciales. También consideramos series de tiempo funcionales definidas en puntos espaciales irregularmente distribuidos o en una cuadrícula. Nos centramos en el kriging, la estimación de la media funcional y de los componentes principales, y en la prueba de significancia, dando especial atención a pruebas de separabilidad de espacio-tiempo en el contexto de datos funcionales. También destacamos algunas ideas relaciones con la teoría de valores extremos para series de tiempo funcionales indexadas en el espacio.

Palabras-clave: Datos funcionales; Estadística espacial

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Recebido: Janeiro de 2017; Aceito: Novembro de 2018

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