Making use of a characterization of multivariate normality by Hermitian polynomials, we propose a multivariate normality test. The approach is then applied to time series analysis by constructing a test for Gaussianity of a stationary univariate series. Simulation study shows that the proposed test has reasonable power and outperforms other tests available in the literature when the innovation series of the time series is symmetric, but non-Gaussian.
- Bispectrum test
- Hermitian polynomial
- Test for multivariate normality
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistics and Probability