[R] nls, convergence and starting values
patrick.giraudoux at univ-fcomte.fr
Fri Mar 27 23:08:26 CET 2009
Bert Gunter a écrit :
> Based on a simple scatterplot of pourcma vs transat, a 4 parameter logistic
> looks like wild overfitting, and that may be the source of your problems.
> Given the huge scatter, a straight line is about as much as would seem
> sensible. I think this falls into the "Why ever would you want to do such a
> thing?" category.
> -- Bert
Right, well, the general idea was just to show that the "straight line"
was the best model indeed (in the other data sets, with model
comparison, the logistic one was clearly shown to be the best... ). Can
the fact that convergence cannot be obtained be an acceptable and
sufficient reason to select the null model (the straight line) ?
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