[R] Error in eigen(a$hessian) : infinite or missing values in 'x'

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Mon Nov 7 13:20:52 CET 2011

On 05.11.2011 15:08, Kristian Lind wrote:
> Dear R-users,
> I'm estimating a two- dimensional state-space model using the FKF package.
> The resulting log likelihood function is maximized using auglag from the
> Alabama package. The procedure works well for a subset of my data, but if I
> try to use the entire data set I get the following error message.
> Error in eigen(a$hessian) : infinite or missing values in 'x'
> What's even more confusing is that if I estimate the model for a sample say
> data[1:200,] then there's convergence. If I estimate it for data[1:300, ]
> then I get the error message.

Since there is a missing or infinite value in it?

> But if I estimate the model for
> data[201,300]  it once again converges.

data[201,300] is exactly one entry (row 201, column 300).

Uwe Ligges

> Can anyone please enlighten me;  where does this error stem from and what
> can I do about it?
> Thank you in advance.
> Kristian
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