[R] minimization routines in R

Jason Liao jg_liao at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 9 07:02:20 CET 2004

I spent several hours trying out another function, nlm, which worked
out so much better than optim. The iteration from nlm gives a very
clear picture where the iteration is going while the two algorithms in
optim just wander around. Thought this might be useful to others.

Jason G. Liao, Ph.D.
Division of Biometrics
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
335 George Street, Suite 2200
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-2688
phone 732-235-5429, fax (732) 235-5464

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