Re: [R] Meaning of Positive LogLikelihood

From: Erik Iverson <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 10:00:44 -0500

Gundala Viswanath wrote:
> Hi,
> I am I trying to learn mixture models of gamma distributions.
> However sometime the calculation of the log-likelihood it gives is
> positive instead of the usual negative, in particular when
> the number of samples are small.
> My questions are:
> 1. Is it possible that a loglikelihood is positive?

There are many posts in the archives about this: RSiteSearch("positive log-likelihood") mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Fri 11 Jul 2008 - 15:08:17 GMT

Archive maintained by Robert King, hosted by the discipline of statistics at the University of Newcastle, Australia.
Archive generated by hypermail 2.2.0, at Fri 11 Jul 2008 - 16:31:29 GMT.

Mailing list information is available at Please read the posting guide before posting to the list.

list of date sections of archive