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ISRN Probability and Statistics
Volume 2012, Article ID 958254, 30 pages
Review Article

Dependent Functional Data

Department of Statistics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

Received 12 July 2012; Accepted 13 August 2012

Academic Editors: P. D'Urso and P. E. Jorgensen

Copyright © 2012 Piotr Kokoszka. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper reviews recent research on dependent functional data. After providing an introduction to functional data analysis, we focus on two types of dependent functional data structures: time series of curves and spatially distributed curves. We review statistical models, inferential methodology, and possible extensions. The paper is intended to provide a concise introduction to the subject with plentiful references.