ML scores

Guy Hoelzer hoelzer at unr.edu
Wed Aug 30 12:22:26 EST 2000

In article <8ojcvc$73u$1 at mercury.hgmp.mrc.ac.uk>, Mary K. Kuhner
<mkkuhner at kingman.genetics.washington.edu> wrote:

> In article <8oguil$pnu$1 at mercury.hgmp.mrc.ac.uk>,
> Nicole Dubilier  <ndubilie at postgate.mpi-bremen.de> wrote:
> >what is the absolute worth of a log likelihood value for a final tree?
> The log likelihood is the probability of your data, given the tree.

Is this the same as the probability of the tree, given your data?  It
seems to me that these sorts of likelihood statements are not necessarily
reversible, but I am not sure in this context.

Guy Hoelzer
Department of Biology
University of Nevada Reno
Reno, NV  89557

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