[Rd] tiny typo in optim/N-M documentation (PR#1109)

bolker@zoo.ufl.edu bolker@zoo.ufl.edu
Wed, 3 Oct 2001 17:09:20 +0200 (MET DST)

In the optim() documentation,  the control parameter "maxit" says
"There is no other stopping criteria."  That should be "are", or
"criterion" ...

While I'm at it -- poking at the code a little bit, it looks as if the
initial simplex is set from the initial point by displacing each
parameter value by max(0.1,0.1*pmax(fabs(Bvec))), where Bvec is the
initial parameter set.  It would be nice to have a bit more external
control of this procedure.
  Is anyone interested in hacking this?  If I did it myself would
anyone be interested in the results?  Or does fussing with the
Nelder-Mead simplex seem silly because anyone who is really serious
about optimization will being using another method anyway?

  Ben Bolker

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 platform = i686-pc-linux-gnu
 arch = i686
 os = linux-gnu
 system = i686, linux-gnu
 status =
 major = 1
 minor = 3.1
 year = 2001
 month = 08
 day = 31
 language = R

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