Re: [R] Alternative to nlm()

From: Dieter Menne <dieter.menne_at_menne-biomed.de>
Date: Sat 24 Sep 2005 - 19:35:57 EST

Marion Wittmann <mwittmann <at> bren.ucsb.edu> 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



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