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Maximum Likelihood Estimation for q-Exponential (Tsallis) Distributions

@inproceedings{Shalizi2007MaximumLE,
  title={Maximum Likelihood Estimation for q-Exponential (Tsallis) Distributions},
  author={Cosma Rohilla Shalizi},
  year={2007}
}
  • Cosma Rohilla Shalizi
  • Published 2007
  • Mathematics, Physics
  • This expository note describes how to apply the method of maximum likelihood to estimate the parameters of the ``$q$-exponential'' distributions introduced by Tsallis and collaborators. It also describes the relationship of these distributions to the classical Pareto distributions. 

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