[R] function is too long to keep source
spencer.graves at pdf.com
Thu Sep 4 18:52:48 CEST 2003
I have a personal rule that any function I write that is longer than
about one page should be modularized. This rule pushes me to think
carefully about how to structure the problem. It also helps me debug my
code and modify it as appropriate. If I can develop appropriate
"primatives", I get modules that I might be able to use in other
This doesn't help with your immediate problem, but it might in the
Marcel Vieira wrote:
> Thanks a lot for your help.
> But I am getting that error message when I am trying to
> load my function. Then I can't use anything to minimise it.
> Is there anything I can do to increase R's
> capacity for loading very long functions?
> Many thanks.
>> Have you considered "optim" in library(MASS)? "optim" will optionally
>> output the hessian, which can be used to obtain confidence intervals
>> in many cases.
>> hope this helps. spencer graves
>> Marcel Vieira wrote:
>>> Dear R users,
>>> I am trying to minimise a function using "nlm".
>>> I am getting the following error message: "Error: function is too
>>> long to keep source"
>>> The function is really very long (about 100 A4 pages).
>>> Is there anything I could do to solve this problem?
>>> At the moment I am using "nlmin" in S-Plus with no problems but I'd
>>> prefer to use R.
>>> Thank you very much in advance.
>>> Marcel Vieira
>>> Social Statistics
>>> University of Southampton
>>> R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
> Marcel Vieira
> Social Statistics
> University of Southampton
> R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
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