[R] nls convergence problem
Earl F. Glynn
efg at stowers-institute.org
Tue Aug 15 23:50:18 CEST 2006
"Berton Gunter" <gunter.berton at gene.com> wrote in message
news:007c01c6c0ae$fd260e50$711f210a at gne.windows.gene.com...
>> Or, maybe there's something I don't understand about the
>> algorithm being used.
> Indeed! So before making such comments, why don't you try to learn about
> Doug Bates is a pretty smart guy, and I think you do him a disservice
> you assume that he somehow overlooked something that he explicitly warned
> you about. I am fairly confident that if he could have made the problem go
> away, he would have. So I think your vent was a bit inconsiderate and
> perhaps even intemperate. The R Core folks have produced a minor miracle
> IMO, and we should all be careful before assuming that they have
> easily fixable problems. They're certainly not infallible -- but they're a
> lot less fallible than most of the rest of us when it comes to R.
I meant no disrespect to Doug Bates or any of the R Core folks. I thought
what I wrote had a "neutral" tone and was respectful. I am sorry if anyone
was offended by my comments and suggestions. I am certainly thankful for
all the hard work that has gone into developing R.
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