[R] function is too long to keep source

Spencer Graves spencer.graves at pdf.com
Thu Sep 4 18:19:34 CEST 2003

	  Have you considered "optim" in library(MASS)?  "optim" will 
optionally output the hessian, which can be used to obtain confidence 
intervals in many cases.

hope this helps.  spencer graves

Marcel Vieira wrote:
> Dear R users,
> I am trying to minimise a function using "nlm".
> I am getting the following error message: "Error: function is too long 
> to keep source"
> The function is really very long (about 100 A4 pages).
> Is there anything I could do to solve this problem?
> At the moment I am using "nlmin" in S-Plus with no problems but I'd 
> prefer to use R.
> Thank you very much in advance.
> Regards.
> Marcel
> Marcel Vieira
> Social Statistics
> University of Southampton
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