[R] Alternative to nlm()

Dieter Menne dieter.menne at menne-biomed.de
Sat Sep 24 11:35:57 CEST 2005

Marion Wittmann <mwittmann <at> bren.ucsb.edu> writes:

>  I am using the nlm function in a minimization exercise but have
> consistently received the code: "last global step failed to locate a point
> lower than 'estimate'...." 
> So it seems that this function is only finding a local minimum, not
> necessarily a global minimum. 
Try ?optim which has a few methods with a somewhat broader scope.


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