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Re: OFV from different algorithms

From: Dennis Fisher <fisher>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 17:36:05 -0700


I posed a variant of this question to Stu Beal (Sheiner's statistician) =
> 20 years ago. He answered that one cannot compare ADVAN's, e.g., =
between ADVAN4 and ADVAN6 for the identical model.
I verified this today when I ran a model with those two ADVAN's -- both =
converged, they yielded quite similar parameter estimates, but the OF =
differed by 60 units.

I will be interested to hear Bob Bauer's reply to this issue.

Dennis Fisher MD
P < (The "P Less Than" Company)
Phone / Fax: 1-866-PLessThan (1-866-753-7784) <>

> On Sep 23, 2020, at 5:09 PM, Mark Tepeck <mark.tepeck
> Hi NMusers,
> I believe below is a very common question, but I could not find a
> clear answer in literature.
> Sometimes, we want to find out which algorithm offers the better model
> fitting for a given dataset.
> Is it possible to use the objective function value (OFV) to compare
> the model fitting computed by various algorithms (e.g. FOCE, IMP, and
> SAEM) ? Put it into another way, the same input dataset with the same
> fitted model/estimates will lead to similar OFVs among FOCE, IMP, and
> Thanks,
> Mark

Received on Wed Sep 23 2020 - 20:36:05 EDT

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