ML Estimation of Laplace Beta

Description

Estimates initial value of parameter Beta from the PTL distribution used in LCA analysis.

Usage

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Arguments

x

Numeric vector of differences between the values of each feature, for a pair of objects in the dataset.

Details

Calculates maximum-likelihood estimate for Beta in the Laplace distribution fit to distribution of x.

Value

Numeric value for initial estimate of PTL distribution parameter Beta

Author(s)

Ed Curry e.curry@imperial.ac.uk