[R] Error message

Bert Gunter gunter.berton at gene.com
Tue Apr 30 20:12:02 CEST 2013

Actually, Jeff, it may not be.

The OP has likely overfit -- as a guess,  Depth is essentially
continuous and as.factor() produces too many levels. I would recommend
that the OP find a local statistical consultant to help him, as he
seems out of his depth, statistically. Failing that, he should
probably post to a statistical list like stats.stackexchange.com and
ask for statistical counsel there.

-- Bert

On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 8:59 AM, Jeff Newmiller
<jdnewmil at dcn.davis.ca.us> wrote:
> That is unlikely in the absence of a reproducible example [1].
> [1] http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5963269/how-to-make-a-great-r-reproducible-example
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> "Havenga, BS, Mnr <15264831 at sun.ac.za>" <15264831 at sun.ac.za> wrote:
>>Hi there
>>I am a Masters student at the University of Stellenbosch. I have been
>>using R to analyze the data, using the GLS model, of one of my
>>The problem that I am having is that whenever I run my model using:
>>data=Number, weights=varPower(), method="ML")
>>I get the error:
>>Error in glsEstimate(object, control = control) :    computed "gls" fit
>>is singular, rank 8
>>I would like to know if anyone can tell me what is causing this error.
>>Any advice will be much appreciated.
>>Kind regards
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