[R] how to find the minimum

From: Bin Yue <leffgh_at_163.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 20:42:27 -0700 (PDT)

Dear friends:

     I am a new R user, and not very good at statistics and maths
     I find it difficult to find the minimum of this item:
     ((p*(b-1)-1)*(p+1)^(b-1)+1)/p^2

    It seems that the method optim can find the minimum. I tried several times , but R constanly tells that " failure to find b or p"

    Would you please give some suggestions?     Thanks in advance.
    Best wishes,
    Bin Yue



Best regards,
Bin Yue

student for a Master program in South Botanical Garden , CAS
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