[Rd] Optimisation methods

Thomas Lumley thomas@biostat.washington.edu
Thu, 30 Nov 2000 10:39:54 -0800 (PST)

On Fri, 1 Dec 2000 Robert.King@mailbox.gu.edu.au wrote:

> I don't want to re-invent the wheel, and I'm trying to code up something
> that does a Nelder-Mead simplex method to minimise a non-linear objective
> function.  (I'm porting something I originally wrote in matlab, using the 
> optimisation toolbox funciton fmins).
> Is there already something available to do this included in R?

Yes. help(optim).

Thomas Lumley
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics
University of Washington, Seattle

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