vcov.clv.fitted {CLVTools} | R Documentation |

## Calculate Variance-Covariance Matrix for CLV Models fitted with Maximum Likelihood Estimation

### Description

Returns the variance-covariance matrix of the parameters of the fitted model object. The variance-covariance matrix is derived from the Hessian that results from the optimization procedure. First, the Moore-Penrose generalized inverse of the Hessian is used to obtain an estimate of the variance-covariance matrix. Next, because some parameters may be transformed for the purpose of restricting their value during the log-likelihood estimation, the variance estimates are adapted to be comparable to the reported coefficient estimates. If the result is not positive definite, Matrix::nearPD is used with standard settings to find the nearest positive definite matrix.

If multiple estimation methods were used, the Hessian of the last method is used.

### Usage

```
## S3 method for class 'clv.fitted'
vcov(object, ...)
```

### Arguments

`object` |
a fitted clv model object |

`...` |
Ignored |

### Value

A matrix of the estimated covariances between the parameters of the model.
The row and column names correspond to the parameter names given by the `coef`

method.

### See Also

*CLVTools*version 0.10.0 Index]