[R] function is too long to keep source

Marcel Vieira mtolvieira at msn.com
Thu Sep 4 18:35:21 CEST 2003

Thanks a lot for your help.

But I am getting that error message when I am trying to
load my function. Then I can't use anything to minimise it.

Is there anything I can do to increase R's
capacity for loading very long functions?

Many thanks.

>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.
>>Marcel Vieira
>>Social Statistics
>>University of Southampton
>>R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list

Marcel Vieira
Social Statistics
University of Southampton

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