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Re: [Help-gsl] fitting with poison statistics

From: Brian Gough
Subject: Re: [Help-gsl] fitting with poison statistics
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 19:47:26 +0100

address@hidden writes:
 >   Will there be support for fitting data with poison statistics in
 >   the gsl?  I.e.  no least-squares (gaussian statistics), but
 >   rather max-log-likelihood, with the likelihood function
 >   corresponding to a poison distribution.  Best with an option to
 >   iteratively update the uncertainties to be sigma_i^2 = y(x_i),
 >   with y() being the fitted function.  This would be very useful
 >   for fitting of low statistics data.

Any contributions in this area are welcome.

Brian Gough

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