Why does kernel density of positive data display negative values?

A random data vector containing non-negative values summing to 1 is:

0.02470075959639532
0.031345388546362596
0.03153954918372276
0.036318448810604316
0.06340725977285551
0.11029259333124006
0.11707200006829813
0.11875407465704997
0.15147816276285112
0.3150917632706202


but the kernel density estimator looks like:

why does the x-axis reach past -0.1 even though no data observation is less than 0.0247? I know the line is supposed to be smoothed, but I don't see what prevents kernel density estimation from just truncating at, or dropping off, at or much nearer to 0 on the x-axis like it should, rather than taking a long time to taper. (this is a general question about the underlying maths, but if it means anything, the pandas plot.kde() function in python was used)

• Why does your random data vector sum up to 1? Aug 16 '20 at 14:03
• simulating probabilities Aug 16 '20 at 14:09
• This complete setup is not correct, just as you wouldn't want to plot a histogram over these values. KDE operates over data points that are iid. Aug 16 '20 at 14:13
• Your data is not iid, it sums up to 1. It's like a discretised histogram. KDE treats those values as data points and puts some kernel density (here Gaussian) over those. I don't know any general method for your query (don't suppose it exists as well). Aug 16 '20 at 14:18
• Histograms are always discretized, so ignore that additional word in my explanation. I meant your data is like a normalized histogram (since it sums up to 1). A kde or another histogram over it feels like you're calculating a histogram of histogram values. Also, your data sample is not like a typical random sample, sampled from a distribution $f(x)$ to be approximated. Simply put, I cannot extend your data with new observations, since it wouldn't sum up to 1. Aug 16 '20 at 14:35