[R] Inverse function

Bert Gunter gunter.berton at gene.com
Wed Feb 24 22:14:19 CET 2010

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Bert Gunter
Genentech Nonclinical Biostatistics
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Subject: [R] Inverse function

Hi all,
   I have a function like the following:

      f <- function(r,

For fixed r, I want to find the inverse funtion in terms y.
In other words, for fixed r, if the value of the function is given, I want
find the corrsponding y value that will achieve the specific function value.

Can anyone help me?

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