Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Likelihood in Seven Pages

I just re-read a "gentle introduction" to likelihood by Peter Foster. He is here, and I got the paper here. It's called

The Idiot's Guide to the Zen of Likelihood in a Nutshell in Seven Days for Dummies, Unleashed

Now that I've got the idea about Q and P matrices (e.g. here) and a bit of practice with Maximum Likelihood for phylogenetic models (here), it makes perfect sense. Feels like I'm making progress.

Highly recommended.