Re: [R] Alternative to nlm()

From: Dieter Menne <>
Date: Sat 24 Sep 2005 - 19:35:57 EST

Marion Wittmann <mwittmann <at>> writes:

> I am using the nlm function in a minimization exercise but have
> consistently received the code: "last global step failed to locate a point
> lower than 'estimate'...."
> So it seems that this function is only finding a local minimum, not
> necessarily a global minimum.

Try ?optim which has a few methods with a somewhat broader scope.

Dieter mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide! Received on Sat Sep 24 19:44:49 2005

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