Chi2 and likelihood fit gives different answers

Using Roofit, I tried to fit a binned distribution (with thousands of events), with chi2 as well as likelihood fit,
why they give quite different answers (about 3% change) ?

(1) With unbinned fit to same distribution, I got parameter value 1.478
(2) With 100 bins, likelihood fit i also got 1.478
(3) as i decrease the bin# to 10bins…the parameter value increases to 1.51.
(4) However with same 10 bins, the chi2 fit gives me 1.478…

Can you suggest whats going on ?


This is a duplicate of Likelihood vs Chi2 fit

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