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A solution for performing maximum likelihood estimation on models built from histogram templates.

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A solution for performing maximum likelihood estimation on models built from histogram templates.


  • TODO


the histimator core directory has a file called Models containing the core HistiModel class.

the model is initialised:

from histimator.models import HistiModel
model = HistiModel("model name")

Each channel is defined as:

from histimodel.Channel import HistiChannel
SR = HistiChannel("SignalRegion")

data can be added to the channels as:

SR.SetData([list of data points])

any number of samples are defined as:

from histimator.models import HistiSample
sig = HistiSample("Signal")
bkg = HistiSample("Background")

each of which needs a histogram:


currently the only parameters available are an overal normalisation on these templates. this is given with a name an initial value (default 1) and a range (default [0.1,10]). Currently no implementation is actually in place to tell Minuit about this range…:


Finally, the samples must be added to the channel and this added to the model.:


This model can now be evaluated using probfit Binned Likelihood function:

from iminuit import Minuit
from probfit import BinnedLH
blh = BinnedLH(model.pdf, data, bins=10, bound=bound, extended=True)
m = Minuit(blh, some_norm=0.5, error_some_norm=1.5)

this has various built in plotting functionality.


This package was created with Cookiecutter and the audreyr/cookiecutter-pypackage project template.


0.1.0 (2018-02-16)

  • First release on PyPI.

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