maximum likelihood

Optim, you’re doing it wrong?

May 28, 2012 | diffuseprior

Call me uncouth, but I like my TV loud, my beer cold and my optimization functions as simple as possible. Therefore, what I write in this blog post is very much from a layman’s perspective, and I am happy to be corrected on any fundamental errors. I have recently ... [Read more...]

Time-Series Policy Evaluation in R

May 21, 2012 | diffuseprior

Quantifying the success of government policies is clearly important. Randomized control trials, like those conducted by drug companies, are often described as the ‘gold-standard’ for policy evaluation. Under these, a policy is implemented in/to one area/group (treatment), but not in/to another (control). The difference in outcomes between ... [Read more...]

Montreal R Workshop: Likelihood Methods and Model Selection

March 16, 2012 | Corey Chivers

Monday, March 19, 2012  14h-16h, Stewart Biology N4/17 Corey Chivers, McGill University Department of Biology This workshop will introduce participants to the likelihood principal and its utility in statistical inference.  By learning how to formalize models through their likelihood function, participants will learn how to confront these models with data in ... [Read more...]

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