Do a maximum likelihood Siler fit for the input data vector x. To allow unconstrained optimization to be used, optimization is done on the transformed variable abar = log(a/a0).

fitSilerMaxLik(x, a0 = c(0.175, 1.4, 0.368 * 0.01, 0.075 * 0.001, 0.917 *
0.1), x0 = 0, calcHessian = FALSE)

## Arguments

x Locations at which to evaluate probability density function Initial value for optimization. Default from Gage and Dyke 1986, Table 2, Level 15 x-offset. The default is 0 (no offset). Whether to calculate the Hessian

## Value

A list consisting of the fit (on the transformed variable abar) and maximum likelihood estimate of a. Optionally, the Hessian of the log-likelihood is returned, which allows estimation of the standard errors of the maximum likelihood estimate via the observed Fisher information matrix.

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