[NMusers] nonmem question regarding condition number

From: L.A. ten Berg - Lammers <l.a.tenberg-lammers_at_amc.uva.nl>
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2016 10:10:08 +0000

Dear nmusers,
I am currently analyzing PK profiles after a single iv adminstration. Volun=
teers were sampled frequently: 12 samples per curve.
For the structural model 2- and a 3-compartment models are compared. The CW=
RES vs time plot of the 2-compartment shows the typical wave, indicative fo=
r a 3-compartment model. Introduction of a third compartment eliminated the=
 wave, OFV decreased with 180 points, precision of the estimates did change=
 notably, but the condition number increased from 998 to 2.0*E16.
Does anyone know how to interpret this large increase in condition number?
Best wishes,
Laureen ten Berg


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