The loglikelihood of an AR(p) process

Parameters:params (array) – The fitted parameters of the AR model
Returns:llf – The loglikelihood evaluated at params
Return type:float


Contains constant term. If the model is fit by OLS then this returns the conditonal maximum likelihood.


If it is fit by MLE then the (exact) unconditional maximum likelihood is returned.



\(\mu_{p}\) is a (p x 1) vector with each element equal to the mean of the AR process and \(\sigma^{2}V_{p}\) is the (p x p) variance-covariance matrix of the first p observations.