[R] Fitting Beta Distribution

peter dalgaard pdalgd at gmail.com
Fri Dec 22 18:00:12 CET 2017

Stop right there and rethink! The normalization factor depends on the parameter that you are maximizing over.


> On 21 Dec 2017, at 11:29 , Lorenzo Isella <lorenzo.isella at gmail.com> wrote:
> In the code, dbeta1 is the density of the beta distribution for
> shape1=shape2=shape.
> In the code, dbeta2 is the same quantity written explicitly, without the
> normalization factor (which should not matter at all if we talk about
> maximizing a quantity).

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