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Exploring maximum likelihood using graphs in TI Nspire

Consider a case of binomial process with n=10, exploring the likelihood function in TI Nspire using variable slider p:


For the log function, window settings has to be adjusted for a complete picture.


Besides graphical solutions, the maximum can also be obtained from differentiating with respect to p for a zero result:


For usage in logistic regression, the Nelder-Mead method can be applied for determining the maximum value.