maxLik: Maximum Likelihood Estimation and Related Tools

Functions for Maximum Likelihood (ML) estimation, non-linear optimization, and related tools. It includes a unified way to call different optimizers, and classes and methods to handle the results from the Maximum Likelihood viewpoint. It also includes a number of convenience tools for testing and developing your own models.

Version: 1.5-2.1
Depends: R (≥ 2.4.0), miscTools (≥ 0.6-8), methods
Imports: sandwich, generics
Suggests: MASS, clue, dlm, plot3D, tibble, tinytest
Published: 2024-03-24
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.maxLik
Author: Ott Toomet [aut, cre], Arne Henningsen [aut], Spencer Graves [ctb], Yves Croissant [ctb], David Hugh-Jones [ctb], Luca Scrucca [ctb]
Maintainer: Ott Toomet <otoomet at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: no
Citation: maxLik citation info
Materials: NEWS
In views: Optimization
CRAN checks: maxLik results


Reference manual: maxLik.pdf
Vignettes: Introduction: what is maximum likelihood
SGA introduction: the basic usage of maxSGA
Maximum likelihood estimation with maxLik


Package source: maxLik_1.5-2.1.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): maxLik_1.5-2.1.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): maxLik_1.5-2.1.tgz, r-release (x86_64): maxLik_1.5-2.1.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): maxLik_1.5-2.1.tgz
Old sources: maxLik archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse depends: censReg, gmnl, hermite, lmmot, mlogitBMA, mvProbit, oglmx, pglm, PrevMap, Rchoice, rumidas, sampleSelection, ssfa, truncreg
Reverse imports: afdx, AGPRIS, apollo, autostsm, biodosetools, BLOQ, countDM, dccmidas, DEsingle, DirichletReg, DWreg, emhawkes, endogeneity, endoSwitch, fastR2, fitteR, GenMarkov, good, lboxcox, metaSDTreg, mfGARCH, mhurdle, mixl, nhm, nonprobsvy, ohenery, paramlink, plm, predkmeans, rDEA, sensmediation, sfaR, sigInt, spldv, splm, Surrogate, ui
Reverse suggests: cmtest, coefplot, CollocInfer, FuzzyClass, kalmanfilter, kimfilter, micEconCES, ssmodels, surveillance, urbin
Reverse enhances: texreg


Please use the canonical form to link to this page.