[R] Using MASSv3's example from 8.7 in R?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Aug 3 20:42:12 CEST 2004

It is in MASS4, and even in the R scripts for MASS3 in MASS/scripts3 in 
your R installation.

And that is explained in the R complements on the book's web site.

On Tue, 3 Aug 2004, Sven C. Koehler wrote:

> Dear list!
> I am interested in learning about MLE and I wonder whether it is possible
> to use the examples for maximum likelihood estimation given in 8.7 in
> MASSv3 with R?  AFAIU R does not have a direct replacement for S-PLUS's
> ms() which the examples use for the fitting, but optim() may be of help
> for me.  However, I am not sure how I can convert the use of ms() using
> optim()--is there an explanation how to do this somewhere?  Thanks.

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