[Rd] bugfix for nls with port algorithm (PR#13540)
wdunlap at tibco.com
wdunlap at tibco.com
Thu Feb 19 21:25:30 CET 2009
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> Manuel.A.Morales at williams.edu
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> Subject: [Rd] bugfix for nls with port algorithm (PR#13540)
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> Full_Name: Manuel A. Morales
> Version: 2.8.1
> OS: Linux
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> When fitting a model in nls using the algorithm port with=20
> constraints and the
> shorthand parameter[factor] in the model, I get the following=20
> error message:
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> "Error in nls_port_fit(m, start, lower, upper, control, trace) :=20
> (list) object cannot be coerced to type 'double'
> In addition: Warning message:
> In start < low :
> longer object length is not a multiple of shorter object length"
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> This error can be fixed by changing line 423 in nls.R from:
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> if(any(start < low || start > upp)) {
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> to:
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> if(any(unlist(start) < low || unlist(start) > upp)) {
The || should be changed to | or this should be converted
to 2 calls to any() joined by a ||. (I prefer the latter.)
Otherwise you get no notice that your start value is out
of bounds in many cases. E.g., with your data and fix the
following ought to complain:
nls(y~b0[fac]+b1*x, start=3Dlist(b0=3Dc(1,-1),b1=3D101), =
algorithm=3D"port",
upper=3Dc(100,100,100), lower=3Dc(0,0,0))
Changing that line to
if (any(unlist(start) < low) || any(unlist(start) > upp)) {
makes it give a proper complaint:
> nls(y~b0[fac]+b1*x, start=3Dlist(b0=3Dc(1,-1),b1=3D101), =
algorithm=3D"port",
+ upper=3Dc(100,100,100), lower=3Dc(0,0,0))
Error in nls(y ~ b0[fac] + b1 * x, start =3D list(b0 =3D c(1, -1), b1 =
=3D
101), :
Convergence failure: initial par violates constraints
Should '||' and '&&' warn if their arguments are not scalar (or perhaps
0-long also)? The related 'if' does:
> if(c(TRUE,FALSE)) cat("yes\n") else cat("no\n")
yes
Warning message:
In if (c(TRUE, FALSE)) cat("yes\n") else cat("no\n") :
the condition has length > 1 and only the first element will be used
Bill Dunlap
TIBCO Software Inc - Spotfire Division
wdunlap tibco.com=20
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> The following code will generate the error:
> x =3D runif(200)
> b0 =3D c(rep(0,100),runif(100))
> b1 =3D 1
> fac <- as.factor(rep(c(0,1), each=3D100))
> y =3D b0+b1*x+rnorm(200,sd=3D0.05)
> nls(y~b0[fac]+b1*x, start=3Dlist(b0=3Dc(1,1),b1=3D1), =
algorithm=3D"port",
> upper=3Dc(100,100,100))
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