The AML610 Fall 2014 course has received an allocation of 10,000 CPU hours on the A2C2 Asure batch computing system. Students in the course have received an email from me describing how to sign up for an Asure account under this allocation.
In this past module, we discussed the various merits and applicability of the Least Squares, Pearson chi-square, Poisson likelihood, and Negative Binomial likelihood statistics.
And in this past module we discussed how we can use the graphical Monte Carlo method (aka fmin plus a half method) to determine the one-std deviation confidence interval on our parameter hypotheses when using a likelihood statistic, and we also discussed how the Least Squares and Pearson chi-square statistics can be converted to likelihood statistics.
In this past module, we discussed using the Pearson chi-squared statistic to determine the best-fit parameters of an SIR model to influenza B data from the 2007-08 Midwest flu season. In this module, we will discuss how to find the best-fit parameters using the Negative Binomial likelihood instead.
When you use scp to copy files from Unix machine to Unix machine, it asks you for your password. Ditto when you use ssh. When copying a lot of files, this can get tedious. Continue reading