[R] gam error message: matrix not +ve definite
s.wood at bath.ac.uk
Mon Oct 8 11:37:33 CEST 2012
Any chance that you could send me the data offlist and I'll take a look
(under the understanding that I'll only use the data for de-bugging of
Could you also let me know which linux distribution you are using,
whether it's 64bit or 32 bit, and, if possible, what BLAS R is using.
On 07/10/12 15:00, garth wrote:
> I'm running a multimodel analysis which involves fitting several GAM models
> as implemented in package mgcv. The issue I'm having is that when I try to
> fit my model, gam gives me the following error message: 'Error in
> initial.sp(w * X, S, off) : S[] matrix is not +ve definite.' The strange
> part of this is that the error message stops my model fitting function when
> run on a linux platform, but not on my local windows machine. Ordinarily I
> would just run the analysis on my local machine, but I need to run this from
> the linux machine to take advantage of the much larger computing capacity.
> The version of mgcv(1.7-21) and R (2.15.1) is the same on both machines.
> The data set to which the model if fitted is too large to post here but it
> contains 2209 observations, and the model is of the form: gam(Response~Year
> + s(Dayofyear,k=5,bs='cc') + s(Longitude,Latitude,k=4) +
> s(Coast_distance,k=4), family=Gamma('log'), data=dat, gamma=1.4)
> I realize this is a very particular question, but any help would be really
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