Great paper on Large-scale L-BFGS using MapReduce

This is a great paper about implementing an efficient large scale parallel version of L-BFGS algorithm in MapReduce.

http://papers.nips.cc/paper/5333-large-scale-l-bfgs-using-mapreduce.pdf

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Great tutorial on maximum likelihood estimation

This is an easy and well written tutorial for those who want to get a basic understanding of maximum likelihood estimation. Enjoy !

Tutorial on maximum likelihood estimation

Here are some additional papers

http://cseweb.ucsd.edu/~elkan/250B/logreg.pdf