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Class: prob.KernelDistribution
Package: prob

Negative loglikelihood


nll = negloglik(pd)



nll = negloglik(pd) returns the value of the negative log likelihood function for the data used to fit the probability distribution pd.

Input Arguments

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Probability distribution, specified as a probability distribution object. Fit a probability distribution object to data using fitdist or the Distribution Fitter app.

Output Arguments

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Negative log likelihood value for the data used to fit the distribution, returned as a scalar value.


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Load the sample data. Fit a kernel distribution to the miles per gallon (MPG) data.

load carsmall;
pd = fitdist(MPG,'Kernel')
pd = 


    Kernel = normal
    Bandwidth = 4.11428
    Support = unbounded

Compute the negative loglikelihood.

nll = negloglik(pd)
nll =


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