[R] mle2 simple question - sigma?
Rice, Cliff G (DFW)
Cliff.Rice at dfw.wa.gov
Wed Nov 19 23:26:59 CET 2008
I'm trying to get started with maximum likelihood estimation with a
simple regression equivalent out of Bolker (Ecological Models and Data
in R, p302).
With this code:
#Basic example regression
library(bbmle)
RegData<-data.frame(c(0.3,0.9,0.6),c(1.7,1.1,1.5))
names(RegData)<-c("x", "y")
linregfun = function(a,b,sigma) {
Y.pred = a+b*x
-sum(dnorm(y,mean=Y.pred,sd=sigma,log=TRUE))
}
SigA<-mle2(linregfun, start=list(a=0.5, b=2), data=RegData)
#Or
SigB<-mle2(y~dnorm(mean=a+b*x,sd=sigma),start=list(a=0.5, b=2),
data=RegData)
I get:
#Messages
#SigA>>Error in dnorm(y, mean = Y.pred, sd = sigma, log = TRUE) :
# element 3 is empty;
# the part of the args list of '.Internal' being evaluated was:
# (x, mean, sd, log)
#SigB>>Error in eval(expr, envir, enclos) : object "sigma" not found
Obviously, I'm missing something, but what?
Thanks,
Cliff
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