# Questions tagged [fisher-scoring]

A form of Newton's method used in statistics to solve maximum likelihood equations numerically [Wikipedia]

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### May the fisher-scoring algorithm be used when we can only compute the quasi-likelihood?

May the fisher-scoring algorithm be used when we can only compute the quasi-likelihood and can't find the full-likelihood function? IE, some cases where it's advantageous to use GEE rather than Mixed-...
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### Fitting a Poisson Model

In GLM we cannot find an explicit solution for the likelihood equations and we are forced to use iterative methods like Newton-Raphson or Fisher-Scoring. However, in the Poisson model we have ...
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### Feature selection using Fisher score

I am trying to perform Image Quality Assessment on Retinal images. I have extracted certain features using my algorithms. Now I want to perform 'feature selection' and classify the image using ...
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### Fisher information matrix in logistic regression

I am self-studying the basics of logistic regression. I came across this sentence: In logistic regression expected and observed information matrixes are equal I am aware that the information ...
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### Why using Newton's method for logistic regression optimization is called iterative re-weighted least squares?

Why using Newton's method for logistic regression optimization is called iterative re-weighted least squares? It seems not clear to me because logistic loss and least squares loss are completely ...
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### Variation in Fisher scoring compared with Newton-Raphson (logistic regression)

I have been trying to figure out the implementation in knime. The tool says it uses Fisher scoring (FS). I understand Newton Raphson-method from http://www.win-vector.com/blog/2011/09/the-simpler-...
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### partial derivative of log likelihood function

I am trying to find $\partial/\partial \theta \log \ L$ where $L = \pi^y(1-\pi)^{1-y}, \pi = \frac{\exp(X \beta)}{1+\exp(X \beta)}, \ X$ is $N(\mu,\sigma^2) \ \& \ y$ is binary. I first ...
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### can you explicitly show me the first iteration of newton-raphson and fisher scoring?

I'm trying to understand the difference between the Newton-Raphson technique and the Fisher scoring technique by calculating the ...
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### Fisher's score function has mean zero - what does that even mean?

I'm trying to follow the princeton review of likelihood theory. They define Fisher’s score function as The first derivative of the log-likelihood function, and they ...
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### Fisher information matrix with a general covariance structure

For the linear model, general linear models which allow for a more general covariance structure $V(\theta)_{N\times N}=(I_{N}+\theta A_{N\times N})(I_{N}+\theta A_{N\times N})^{'}$ ,where \$A_{N\times ...
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### Implement Fisher Scoring for linear regression

I know there is an analytic solution to the following problem (OLS). Since I try to learn and understand the principles and basics of MLE, I implemented the fisher scoring algorithm for a simple ...
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### Why is Fisher Scoring easier to compute?

In practice, the observed information matrix (Newton-Raphson) is usually replaced by its expectation, known as Fisher scoring. Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scoring_algorithm#Fisher_scoring ...