[R] lda and maximum likelihood

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Aug 6 14:25:24 CEST 2007

On Mon, 6 Aug 2007, avanisco at univ-fcomte.fr wrote:

> I am trying to compare several methods for classify data into groups.
> In that purpose I 'd like to developp model comparison and selection
> using AIC.
> In the lda function of the MASS library, the maximum likelihood of the
> function is not given in the output and the script is not available.

The source _is_ available: it is part of the R tarball, and in the VR 
bundle on CRAN.

> Do anyone know how to extract or compute the maximum likelihood used in
> the lda function?

It does not maximize a likelihood: what it does do is described in the 
book for which this is support software.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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