[R] Solution to non-linear equation problem

From: Scott Story <sstory_at_montana.edu>
Date: Thu 01 Dec 2005 - 04:05:28 EST

        Thanks to Gabor, Duncan, and Peter. I knew the answer had something to do with solving for a and b in terms of mean and variance. I will build a function using the equations you provided Duncan and will look into using Mathomatic in the future Gabor. Appreciate the help. Peter, this was not homework but I understand your concern. I don't use listserves that often but they do open a whole arena for students to get free information (hadn't even crossed my mind). Just as an aside, I take it that R cannot solve non-linear equations (since you all gave me solutions outside of it).

Scott Story
Graduate Student
MSU Ecology Department
319 Lewis Hall
Bozeman, Mt 59717

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