## Example 45.2 Changing the Bandwidth

Continuing with Example 45.1, you can specify different bandwidth multipliers that determine the smoothness of the kernel density estimate. The following statements show kernel density estimates for the variable length by specifying two different bandwidth multipliers with the BWM= option:

proc kde data=channel;
univar length(bwm=2) length(bwm=0.25);
run;
ods graphics off;

Output 45.2.1 shows an oversmoothed estimate because the bandwidth multiplier is . Output 45.2.2 is created by specifying BWM=0.25, so it is an undersmoothed estimate.

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Output 45.2.1
Histogram with Oversmoothed Kernel Density Estimate**

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Output 45.2.2
Histogram with Undersmoothed Kernel Density Estimate**

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