[R] setting parameters to zero

From: Casey Quinn <cq1_at_york.ac.uk>
Date: Wed 03 May 2006 - 00:20:10 EST

I'm trying to estimate/fit a multivariate t distribution, setting the skew/shape parameter vector Alpha[8,1] to 1, but to no avail. The 'freq' option seems only to be for and n x 1 vector of weights, while I need one for each of 8 margins in the distribution. None of the options from the nlminb optimiser into which the problem is passed seem to work, either. Has anybody had experience restricting otherwise random parameters to constants?

Casey Quinn.

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