[R] checking if multinom converged

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Aug 12 07:43:02 CEST 2008

nnet does not return convergence information: the C code does not pass it 
back to R.

The conventional way to fit neural networks is not to run to convergence 
but use so-called 'early stopping'.

On Mon, 11 Aug 2008, markleeds at verizon.net wrote:

> Is anyone aware of a way to check whether multinom has converged by checking 
> a component of the output ? I'm
> not familar with nnet but, since multinom calls nnet , maybe there is an 
> extra argument once can send to multinom to capture this
> information. Thanks.
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