Kernel density estimation bandwidth selection

Discussion created by mr_bennyc on Jan 24, 2012
Latest reply on Apr 15, 2013 by BrianJBaldwin

I'm looking to perform a kernel density estimation on a set of 40 locations. At first I used LSCV as the bandwidth, however it seems to have oversmoothed the data, creating high densities in areas it shouldn't.

I've been looking around for information on which bandwidths are the best to use in which situations but am struggling. Does anyone know of a resource which explains this well?

Basically I'm hoping to find a bandwidth option which won't oversmooth the data as LSCV has and then be able justify my choice from the literature.

Many thanks