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Uses stat::nlm to estimate the parameters of the Beta distribution.

Usage

mlbeta(x, na.rm = FALSE, ...)

Arguments

x

a (non-empty) numeric vector of data values.

na.rm

logical. Should missing values be removed?

...

start contains optional starting parameter values for the minimization, passed to the stats::nlm function. type specifies whether a dedicated "gradient", "hessian", or "none" should be passed to stats::nlm.

Value

mlbeta returns an object of classunivariateML. This is a named numeric vector with maximum likelihood estimates for shape1 and shape2 and the following attributes:

model

The name of the model.

density

The density associated with the estimates.

logLik

The loglikelihood at the maximum.

support

The support of the density.

n

The number of observations.

call

The call as captured my match.call

Details

For the density function of the Beta distribution see Beta.

For type, the option none is fastest.

References

Johnson, N. L., Kotz, S. and Balakrishnan, N. (1995) Continuous Univariate Distributions, Volume 2, Chapter 25. Wiley, New York.

See also

Beta for the Beta density, nlm for the optimizer this function uses.

Examples

AIC(mlbeta(USArrests$Rape / 100))
#> [1] -98.78715