1. Zoltán Szabó
  2. ITE


ITE / code / estimators / utilities / exp_family / expF_MLE.m

function [np] = expF_MLE(Y,distr)
%function [np] = expF_MLE(Y,distr)
%Maximum likelihood estimation with the given exponential family on data Y. See also 'expF_F.m'.
%   distr: 'normal'.
%   Y    : data, Y(:,t) is the t^{th} sample.
%   np: estimated natural parameters.
%       distr = 'normal': np.t1 = C^{-1}*m, np.t2 = 1/2*C^{-1}, where m is the mean, C is the covariance matrix.

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switch distr
    case 'normal'
        m = mean(Y,2);
        C = cov(Y.');
        invC = inv(C);
        np.t1 = invC * m;
        np.t2 = invC / 2;