[Bioperl-l] maximum likelihood estimation

Ed Green ed at compbio.berkeley.edu
Thu Aug 25 05:41:37 EDT 2005

I quickly searched CPAN for "maximum likelihood" and "MLE" and found 
nothing relevant.

If you are also a C programmer, you may be interested in the GNU 
Scientific Library (GSL)

GSL has nicely written and documented code for multidimensional 
minimization that may be useful for you:

I have used these functions to solve a problem like you've described, so 
I could provide more information, (off this list since it wouldn't 
really be bioperl-y or even perl-y) if you're interested.


Ed Green
Max Planck Institute for
Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

Arne Nolte wrote:

>Dear all,
>I would like to calculate calculate maximum likelihood estimators given a
>likelihood function and some parameters.
>are there tools available to do this using perl?
>Arne Nolte
>Institute for Genetics
>Evolutionary Genetics
>Zülpicher Str. 47
>50674 Cologne
>Tel.: 0221/470-4034
>Fax.: 0221/470-5975
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