Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2007 23:18:05 -0700
Reply-To: David L Cassell <davidlcassell@MSN.COM>
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From: David L Cassell <davidlcassell@MSN.COM>
Subject: Re: maximum likelihood estimation
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>I am trying to perform a maximum likelihood estimation of the following
>L = T**m times (alpha/(alpha+beta))**m times
>phi from i=2 to i=K
>times means multiplication.
>phi indicates products of the terms from i=2 to K.
>I tried using proc nlmixed, but I don't know how to represent the phi
>(product of terms) in the code.
>Some direction will surely help me.
>Thanks in advance,
Trust me, it will be a lot easier to do this using the log likelihood
Just take logs, and then you'll have nice sums to work with instead.
David L. Cassell
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