[developers] Re: estimate and [incr tsdb()]

Stephan Oepen oe at csli.Stanford.EDU
Wed Aug 31 00:01:41 CEST 2005

hi yi,

> A closer look at Itsdb and MaxEnt shows that there's a problem with
> the "-variances" argument. Since it's not documented in MaxEnt manual, I
> have no clue what should I do with it. Is it safe if I just remove it?

which version of estimate do you have installed (`see version.h').  the
-variances option, for all i remember, specifies the prior, hence is a
fairly important thing to get right.  we arrived at the current code by
consultation with rob, although i would have to refresh my memory if i
were to tell you more about the syntax :-).

also, do you have a current [incr tsdb()] version installed?  what did
you get in terms of status, warning, or error messages?  ideally, send
me the full *common-lisp* buffer of a failed training session ...

                                                           best  -  oe

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