# Interpret the marginal likelihood estimates

Source:`R/interpret_marg_lik_estimates.R`

`interpret_marg_lik_estimates.Rd`

Interpret the marginal likelihood estimates as created by est_marg_liks.

## Arguments

- marg_liks
a table of (estimated) marginal likelihoods, as, for example, created by est_marg_liks. This data.frame has the following columns:

`site_model_name`

: name of the site model, must be an element of get_site_model_names`clock_model_name`

: name of the clock model, must be an element of get_clock_model_names`tree_prior_name`

: name of the tree prior, must be an element of get_tree_prior_names`marg_log_lik`

: estimated marginal (natural) log likelihood`marg_log_lik_sd`

: estimated error of`marg_log_lik`

`weight`

: relative model weight, a value from 1.0 (all evidence is in favor of this model combination) to 0.0 (no evidence in favor of this model combination)`ess`

: effective sample size of the marginal likelihood estimation

Use get_test_marg_liks to get a test

`marg_liks`

. Use is_marg_liks to determine if a`marg_liks`

is valid. Use check_marg_liks to check that a`marg_liks`

is valid.