[R] Problems with nls-function

Michael Petram Michi.Pe at web.de
Wed Aug 8 16:51:39 CEST 2007

Dear all

I have got some problems with a least-squares regression using the function nls.

I want to estimate h, k and X of the following formula by using nls :


y as defined by c(0.009747 0.001949 0.000000 0.003899 0.000000 0.000000 0.005848 0.001949)
q as defined by c(-0.7500 -0.6875 -0.5625 -0.4875 -0.4625 -0.4375 -0.4125 -0.3875)

(length of  the real q and y is 46; too long to post them here)

i tought the correct using of nls would be:

Mic<-nls(y~"function", start = list(k=1.0,h=0.1,X=exp(10))

But it doesn`t work. i tryed an easier formula like :

Mic<-nls(y~h*exp(2*k*200*(q^2)), start=list(h=0.1,k=1,X=100000))

The result was the same.

Isn`t  "nls"  the function i should use to solve this regression problem? Which things did i make wrong?

Thank you very much in advance


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