[R] starting values update

Peter Dalgaard p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Sat Dec 27 17:31:32 CET 2008

Uwe Ligges wrote:
> Nadine Mugusa wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> does anyone know how to automatically update starting values in R?
> See ?set.seed

Off target, Uwe. This was about starting values for a nonlinear fit. 
More likely something about self-starting models is relevant here. 
There's a chapter in the 2nd edition of my book, but it doesn't quite go 
all the way to writing your own self-starting models. There's a brief 
outline and an example in some oldish course slides here:


(And please don't quote entire digests back to the list. It is 
potentially explosive...)


> Uwe Ligges
>> I' m fitting multiple nonlinear models and would like to know how I 
>> can update starting values without having to type them in.
>> thank all

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