Re: [R] Optimization problem

From: Josť E. Lozano <>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2010 10:00:20 +0200


>> How about smoothing the percentages, and then take the second
>> derrivative to find the inflection point?
>> which.max(diff(diff((lowess(percentages)$y))))
> This solution is what I've been using so far. The only difference is that
I am smoothing the 1st derivative, since its
> the one I want to be smooth, smoothing the percentages curve does not
produce good results.

I've noticed something:

What I am using is something like:


"The fist value where the 2nd derivative changes its sign" To find the f''(x)=0

But you have suggested the max value of the 2nd derivative.

Jose Lozano mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Fri 18 Jun 2010 - 08:03:32 GMT

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