Maximum Likelihood Fits in C++
myFitter is a library for maximum likelihood fits and the numerical computation
of p-values in likelihood ratio tests. It has been implemented independently in
C++ and Python.
In some situations the statistical significance (p-value) of a likelihood ratio
test can not be computed analytically. This is, for example, the case when some
parameters of the model are only allowed to float within a certain range or
when the models being compared are not nested, meaning that neither model can
be obtained from the other by fixing some of its parameters.
myFitter implements a method for efficient numerical computation of p-values.
This method is also applicable in the case of non-nested models. It also
provides a convenient framework for performing combined fits of data from