The methods of “ Maximum Likelihood ” (ML) and “ Least Squares” (LS) are two
central methods in the theory of inference. They have being developed and studied
for a long time, and they still play an important role in statistics. However, as time
goes on, more and more understanding of natural phenomena has been obtained and
more diverse requirements have been introduced into statistical practice. Sometimes
those phenomena and requirements cause some difficulties in the use of the ML...[Show more]
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