[R-sig-ME] problem of convergence of simulated data
bbolker at gmail.com
Mon Jun 27 16:13:02 CEST 2011
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On 06/27/2011 10:10 AM, Jim Maas wrote:
> I've faced the same problem with fitting models before. I'm simulating
> different permutations of data sets, starting off with the baseline that
> has almost no variance at all, hence it is difficult for the algorithm
> to converge. Having said that, the estimates will be more than adequate
> if I could relax the convergence criteria even a little. Is there a way
> to do such with the lme procedure?
> Thanks for any suggestions.
> Error in lme.formula(nmalor ~ 0 + nmatr1 + nmatr3, ~1 | trtpair, data =
> fednmadat, :
> nlminb problem, convergence error code = 1
> message = singular convergence (7)
You could play with the "tolerance" and "msTol" parameters (see
?lmeControl), although I don't know if that will actually help.
Alternately, try try() if you're willing to filter out failures.
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