Re: [Rd] R-devel Digest, Vol 101, Issue 2

From: John C Nash <>
Date: Sat, 02 Jul 2011 14:11:53 -0400

I've been finding that the "loose ends" in many of these older codes cause more trouble than it is worth in their use. When I encounter them, I've attempted to re-program the algorithm in R. A lot of the Fortran code is because of the software structure the author used and nothing to do with the job to be done.

If you can prepare an R function for this, you'd be doing the R community a favour. You may also find that a judicious combination of optimize() and grid search gets the task done satisfactorily.



> Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2011 01:43:03 +0530
> From: Mohit Dayal <>
> To:
> Subject: [Rd] AS Algorithms
> I would like to use one of the AS Algorithms that used to be published in
> the journal Applied Statistics of the Royal Statistical Society (Series C).
> FORTRAN code based on these are available on the Statlib website at

> *BTW I am looking at AS 133 : Finding the global maximum or minimum of a
> function of 1 variable.
> *
> mailing list Received on Sat 02 Jul 2011 - 18:15:57 GMT

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