[R] nls model singular gradient matrix parametrization
Mihai Nica
m_nica at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 1 22:57:00 CEST 2006
Greetings,
I am having a very hard time with a nonlinear regression. The last chance is
that maybe somebody can spot something wrong… The data and the model are
described below:
number of observations = 3030
y = [0,…,~16]
D1969 = [.16,…,~70,000]
>mod=nls(log(D1969)~d-log(1+d1*exp(-gt+g1*y)), start=list(d=11, d1=750000,
>gt=14, g1=.9), trace=TRUE, data=pidg)
Error in nlsModel(formula, mf, start) : singular gradient matrix at initial
parameter estimates
I ran several variants, changing the start values. However the graph with
these starting values is almost identical with what is obtained with the
real data (although it is rather nonlinear)… I am missing something, but
can’t figure out what. If anybody has a little time and patience, any advice
would be really really appreciated.
Thanks,
Mihai Nica, ABD
Jackson State University
ITT Tech Instructor
170 East Griffith Street G5
Jackson, MS 39201
601 914 0361
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- Thomas Merton
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