Generic formula of the likelihood of the observed alleles in a mixture conditional on the number of contributors for a specific locus
dataL gives the likelihood of a set of alleles observed at a specific locus conditional
on the number of contributors that gave these alleles. Calculation is based upon the frequencies
of the observed alleles.
dataL(x = 1, p, theta = 0)
an integer giving the number of contributors
a numeric vector giving the frequencies of the observed alleles in the mixture
a float in [0,1[.
dataL function has several similarities with the
of the forensic package which computes the probability of the DNA evidence,
implements a particular case of this probability. Please see http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/forensic/
Hinda Haned email@example.com
Haned H, Pene L, Lobry JR, Dufour AB, Pontier D.
Estimating the number of contributors to forensic DNA mixtures: Does maximum likelihood
perform better than maximum allele count? J Forensic Sci, accepted 2010.
Curran JM, Triggs CM, Buckleton J, Weir BS. Interpreting DNA Mixtures in Structured Populations. J Forensic Sci 1999;44(5): 987-995
lik for calculating the likelihood of a given simumix object
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