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Homework Help: Maximum Likelihood Estimators

  1. Oct 31, 2012 #1

    2. Relevant equations

    [tex]L(x,p) = \prod_{i=1}^npdf[/tex]
    [tex]l= \sum_{i=1}^nlog(pdf)[/tex]
    Then solve [tex]\frac{dl}{dp}=0[/tex] for p (parameter we are seeking to estimate)

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I know how to do this when we are given a pdf, but I'm confused how to do this when we have a sample.
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  3. Oct 31, 2012 #2

    Ray Vickson

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    Are there no similar examples solved in your textbook or course notes? Could you find nothing at all on-line?

  4. Oct 31, 2012 #3
    Not so far, though I'll be talking to a graduate TA about it.
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