On The Differentiation Of A Log-Liklihood Function Using Matrix Calculus
AbstractSimple theorems based on a mathematical property of vecY/vecX provide powerful tools for obtaining matrix calculus results. By way of illustration, new results are obtained for matrix derivatives involving vecA, vechA, v(A) and vecX where X is a symmetric matrix. The analysis explains exactly how a log-likelihood function should be differentiated using matrix calculus.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The University of Western Australia, Department of Economics in its series Economics Discussion / Working Papers with number 11-06.
Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: 2011
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