[R] Question about nlminb function
h||m @end|ng |rom gm@c@com
Tue Apr 7 21:34:20 CEST 2020
Thank you so much for your valuable comments. I will definitely look at the R package of nloptr you introduced.
From: Ivan Krylov <krylov.r00t using gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, April 3, 2020 5:25 AM
To: Lim, Hwanggyu <hlim using gmac.com>
Cc: r-help using r-project.org
Subject: Re: [R] Question about nlminb function
On Thu, 2 Apr 2020 10:26:07 +0000
"Lim, Hwanggyu" <hlim using gmac.com> wrote:
> when n-1th estimates and nth estimates have absolute differences less
> than 0.001 for all three parameters, the iteration must stop
> I am using nlminb optimization function
nlminb function uses the PORT library. According to , the closest thing PORT has to what you want is the notion of X-convergence, namely, stopping when max(scale * abs(x - xstar))/max(scale * abs(x + xstar)) is considered to be below control$x.tol (with xstar being supposed local minimiser and scale being all ones by default). Using it as an absolute stopping criterion in x requires knowledge of at least order of magnitude of xstar, though, so it might not be feasible.
Note that ?nlminb says in the description that it is there "for historical compatibility."
The nloptr package offers an xtol_abs option  that results in the behaviour you want.
 David M. Gay, Usage Summary for Selected Optimization Routines.
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