[R] what does "rlm" do if it fails to converge within iteration limits?

Berend Hasselman bhh at xs4all.nl
Fri Mar 9 20:21:37 CET 2012

On 09-03-2012, at 20:00, Michael wrote:

> Hi all,
> In using "rlm" I've got a bunch of warnings... "failed to converge in 20
> steps", etc.
> My question is:
> what are the results then after the failure?

They haven't converged. So inaccurate. Maybe your model is badly formulated or ill conditioned.

> Will "rlm" automatically downgrade back to "lm" upon failure?
Help says nothing about that so most likely no.

Why don't you try and raise maxit? Use maxit=40 in the call of rlm. And see what happens.


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