[R] constraints in optim?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Oct 2 10:11:40 CEST 2004

Do you know what you are doing using method SANN?  It is a very strange 
choice for a 2D problem.  Method L-BFGS-B would allow non-negativity 

optim() does not have control options trans and times ...

The standard way would be to transform your problem, for example to 
optimize over log-parameters, if you really meant `positive' and not

On Sat, 2 Oct 2004, Christian Schulz wrote:

> optim(c(1,1),LL,method="SANN",control=list(fnscale=-1),trans=trans,times=times)
> $par
> [1] 17.422635 -1.606859
> How could i constraint that the parameters should be both positive in
> my maximizing problem?
> I check constrOptim but here i could only constraint the variables trans and 
> times and not my parameters?

> PLEASE do read the posting guide! http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html

That applies to YOU.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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