Faster Estimation of High-Dimensional Vine Copulas with Automatic Differentiation

Vine copula is an important tool in modeling dependence structures of continuous-valued random variables. The maximum likelihood estimation (MLE) for vine copulas has long been considered computationally difficult in higher dimensions, even in 10 or 20 dimensions. Current computational practice, including the implementation in the state-of- the-art R package VineCopula, suffers from the bottleneck of … Read more