1. ## Computing MLE estimate

So I have

so i'm stuck at taking the log

can somoene help me ?

2. ## Re: Computing MLE estimate

Well get the log of this.... Get the derivative of this and then let it equal to 0.. And you should get..

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4. ## Re: Computing MLE estimate

Originally Posted by MathJack
Well get the log of this.... Get the derivative of this and then let it equal to 0.. And you should get..
I had some probs with the calculation of the derivative, but atlast i found it

= 0

5. ## Re: Computing MLE estimate

Originally Posted by MathJack
Well get the log of this.... Get the derivative of this and then let it equal to 0.. And you should get..
how come the log of ???

6. ## Re: Computing MLE estimate

That is a slight typo in the calculation and the final answer will be shifted by 1.

BTW just curious to ask: Is the distribution continuous or discrete? If it is a continuous distribution, it looks like the pdf of a type I pareto distribution and the support will be on which will not yield a sample of

7. ## Re: Computing MLE estimate

Aaaaah so it should be

Now the world makes sense again

The distribution isn't indentified, but in the question it indeed says that x should be larger then 1

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