# Point Estimates

### Some articles on estimate, estimates, point estimates:

Beta-binomial Distribution - Further Bayesian Considerations
... it is quite difficult to obtain a marginal maximum likelihood estimate (MMLE) for the mean and variance ... number of success out of ni trials for event i We can find iterated moment estimates for the mean and variance using the moments for the distributions in the ... The estimated mean is calculated from the sample The estimate of the hyperparameter M is obtained using the moment estimates for the variance of the two-stage model ...
Variational Bayesian Methods - Further Discussion - Compared With Expectation Maximization (EM)
... EM computes point estimates of posterior distribution of those random variables that can be categorized as "parameters", but estimates of the actual posterior ... The point estimates computed are the modes of these parameters no other information is available ... VB, on the other hand, computes estimates of the actual posterior distribution of all variables, both parameters and latent variables ...
Beta-binomial Distribution - Point Estimates - Example
181 7 ... We note the first two sample moments are and therefore the method of moments estimates are The maximum likelihood estimates can be found numerically and the maximized log-likeliho ...

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