[R] nonlinear equation solver?

Murray Jorgensen maj at stats.waikato.ac.nz
Mon Apr 21 07:13:30 CEST 2003

For this equation you are out of luck as log(z) < z for all positive z's 
(such as t^2). More generally you should consult a numerical analysis 
textbook for advice on the solution of nonlinear equations. There you 
will read about many algorithms in common use by statisticians.

Murray Jorgensen

Wang, Zhu wrote:
> Dear R-Help,
> I am trying to use R to solve a nonlinear equation many times for different values. I am looking for a mathematical nonlinear equation solution which may not have a closed solution form. For example, I have equation:
> 2 = (t^2)/log(t)
> What is t?
> I am wondering how to solve it in R.
> Many thanks,
> Zhu Wang
> Statistical Science Department
> SMU.
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