# Compute the Deviance of a Fitted VLMC Object

### Description

Compute the Deviance, i.e., - 2 log[likelihood(*)] of a fitted VLMC object. The log-likelihood is also known as “entropy”.

### Usage

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### Arguments

`object` |
typically the result of |

`...` |
possibly further arguments (none at the moment). |

### Value

A number, the deviance, i.e., *- 2 log.likelihood(*)*.
where the log.likelihood is really what we currently have
as `entropy()`

.

### Author(s)

Martin Maechler

### See Also

`entropy`

, `vlmc`

,`residuals.vlmc`

### Examples

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