[R] How to solve difficult equations?

Robert A LaBudde ral at lcfltd.com
Wed Apr 25 16:47:50 CEST 2007

At 03:15 AM 4/25/2007, francogrex wrote:

>This below is not solvable with uniroot to find "a":
>uniroot(fn,c(-500,500))  gives
>"Error in uniroot(fn, c(-500, 500)) : f() values at end points not of
>opposite sign"
>I read R-help posts and someone wrote a function:
>but it is not very precise. Is there any '"standard" function in R that can
>solve this? thanks.

Actually, if you're solving fn(a)==0, then some trivial algebra leads 
to a linear equation with a=0.001754.

Why are you trying to solve this numerically? Is it a single instance 
of a larger, more general problem?

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