[R] bootstrapping nlme fits (was boot function)

Brunschwig, Hadassa {PDMM~Basel} HADASSA.BRUNSCHWIG at Roche.COM
Tue Aug 26 11:53:14 CEST 2003

(see archives for former discussion)

I probably didnt express myself very well in the last mail i wrote. The dataset contains the variables subject, day, concentration    (measured). I would like to bootstrap the variable subject. Now it is true that the subjects wont be independent in the bootstrap samples but i still wanna conduct the bootstrapping just for the sake of comparison with other results i got. Well, i succeeded to  set up the program needed for bootstrapping. However, i get the error message:

Error: Unable to form Cholesky decomposition

or that convergence was not reached with the maximal interations.
What exactly does that mean? Is there possibly any connection to the fact that the subjects are not independent?

Thanks a lot for answers


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