Probability and Likelihood

This week we will be discussing probability and likelihood in R. The in class materials can be downloaded here.

Topics Covered

  1. Probability distributions in R
    • Probability distribution commands
    • Generating samples from probability distributions
  2. Calculating Likelihoods
    • Calculating likelihoods for linear models
    • Finding the MLE
  3. Interpreting Likelihood results
    • Generating random data samples
    • Fitting models to random data
    • Testing MLE limits of lm() function in R