# [R] problems with optimize (again)

Dimitris Rizopoulos dimitris.rizopoulos at med.kuleuven.be
Wed May 10 18:31:13 CEST 2006

```you should use:

optmz <- optimize(fitIT, interval = c(0.5, 4),
ts_wave1 = test.data[, 1], ts_template = test.data[, 1])

calcFit(test.data[, 1], stretchWaveTime(test.data[, 1], optmz\$minimum)

which should give the same as optmz\$objective, i.e., the optmz\$minimum
is the value of 'ampFac' argument for which fitIT() attains its
minimum value; the value of fitIT() at optmz\$minimum is
optmz\$objective.

I hope it helps.

Best,
Dimitris

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----- Original Message -----
From: "tom wright" <tom at maladmin.com>
To: "R-Stat Help" <R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>
Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 2:18 PM
Subject: [R] problems with optimize (again)

> Can someone please explain what the \$minimum result of the optimize
> function actually is?
>
> I'm trying to optimize the function:
> fitIT<-function(ampFac,ts_wave1,ts_template){
>    template<-stretchWaveTime(ts_template,ampFac)
>    fit<-calcFit(ts_wave1,template)
>    return(fit)
> }
>
> with
>>optimize(f=fitIT,interval=c(0.5,4),ts_wave1=test.data[,1],ts_template=test.data[,1])
> \$minimum
> [1] 3.764685
>
> \$objective
> [1] 1.037864
>
> however when I run
>> calcFit(test.data[,1],stretchWaveTime(test.data[,1],1.037864))
> [1] 0.3059954
>
> I thought \$minimum and the result of the calcFit function should be
> the
> same.
>
> As a further question I'm going to need to nest optimize functions
> so I
> can optimize over two variables. How can I get the minimum and
> objective
> back from the nested function f, as well as the value to be
> minimised?
>
> I hope this makes sense and I apologise for the lack of reproducible
> code. If it will help I can include that in a further e-mail.
> Thanks
> Tom
>
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