mxComputeTryHard {OpenMx}R Documentation

Repeatedly attempt a compute plan until successful

Description

The provided compute plan is run until the status code indicates success (0 or 1). It gives up after a small number of retries.

Usage

mxComputeTryHard(plan, ..., freeSet = NA_character_, verbose = 0L,
  location = 1, scale = 0.25, maxRetries = 3L)

Arguments

plan

compute plan to optimize the model

...

Not used. Forces remaining arguments to be specified by name.

freeSet

names of matrices containing free variables

verbose

level of debugging output

location

location of the perturbation distribution

scale

scale of the perturbation distribution

maxRetries

maximum number of plan evaluations per invocation (including the first evaluation)

Details

Upon failure, start values are randomly perturbed. Currently only the uniform distribution is implemented. The distribution is parametrized by arguments location and scale. The location parameter is the distribution's median. For the uniform distribution, scale is the absolute difference between its median and extrema (i.e., half the width of the rectangle). Each start value is multiplied by a random draw and then added to a random draw from a distribution with the same scale but with a median of zero.

References

Shanno, D. F. (1985). On Broyden-Fletcher-Goldfarb-Shanno method. Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 46(1), 87-94.

See Also

mxTryHard


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