This function estimates the population proportion by group testing using maximum likelihood method. It is for both equal and unequal group size.
A three-column matrix containing all the data information. Column 1 is the number of groups. Column 2 is group size. Column 3 is number of positives. Different rows corresponds to different group sizes.
The maximum likelihood estimate for population proportion by group testing
Qingyang Zhang, Yanchuan Li
Ayung, J. (2003) Tutorial on maximum likelihood estimation. Journal of Mathematical Psychology. 47(1). <http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022249602000287>
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