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Re: [NMusers] SAEM with MAXEVAL= 0 possible? or any work around?

From: Leonid Gibiansky <>
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2019 22:34:10 -0500

Hi Andrew,

SAEM equivalent of MAXEVAL=0 would be EONLY=1
Results should not depend on the method so you should be safe just using
FOCEI for model evalaution. Also, what was the problem with
"non-convergence of the base model", was it just error code 134? If the
model is stable (solution does not depend on initial conditions, RSEs
are reasonable) then error code 134 is not a real problem, you can
continue to use FOCEI with that. Often, it helps to clean the date and
remove obvious outliers (makes model more stable and more likely to


On 3/4/2019 9:56 PM, Andrew Tse wrote:
> Dear All,
> I have a data file that I would like to fit into other people's model
> (using their THETA values to run my datafile) to see how good the
> predictions are.
> I have switched to SAEM from FOCE due to non-convergence issue for my
> base model, therefore I would like to use SAEM method to evaluate model
> fitting with published models for a fair comparison. When I tried the
> same MAXEVAL=0 with SAEM, I have got an error message on MAXEVAL must be
> at least 1 with SAEM. There are very little discussion on this topic
> with SAEM. Can anyone please shed some light on any work around? If
> there is no work around for using published model's THETA values to run
> my data file with SAEM, how should I create a fair comparison to compare
> my SAEM base model with published models that are run on FOCE?
> Thank you.
> Kind regards,
> Andrew Tse
> Research Pharmacist

Received on Mon Mar 04 2019 - 22:34:10 EST

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