[R] Nonlinear Regression

John C Nash nashjc at uottawa.ca
Thu Sep 15 14:47:07 CEST 2011

optimx package
minpackLM package

and several others


On 09/15/2011 06:00 AM, r-help-request at r-project.org wrote:
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> From: Liam Brown <jackblake1930 at googlemail.com>
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> Subject: [R] Nonlinear Regression
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> I'm wondering what packages exist to implement nonlinear least squares
> regression in R other than 'nls'. Are there packages which implement
> methods to estimate the optimum values of the parameters which do not
> use the Gauss-Newton algorithm e.g. use Nelder Mead. In particular,
> I'd be interested where this is done where the methods of the plinear
> algorithm are also used (the initial step using the projection
> matrix). If these don't exist why is the Gauss-Newton algorithm
> considered sufficient?
> Also can I implement the Levenberg Marquadt algorithm in nls?
> Regards
> Liam

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