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Re: New to Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg114176] Re: New to Mathematica
  • From: Ingolf Dahl <Ingolf.Dahl at>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2010 05:28:04 -0500 (EST)

I hope that the answer below is of some help to you, you are not the first to ask about this error:

If I change your line

MSMVeros[kbar_, b_, m0_, gkbar_, sigma_, datos_, atempl_] :==


MSMVeros[kbar_, b_?NumericQ, m0_?NumericQ,
 gkbar_?NumericQ, sigma_, datos_, atempl_]:==

the behavior changes, and I get another warning

NMinimize:: nrnum: The function value 51783.4 - 115.456 I is not a real number at {65.5947, 1.12823, 1.68306} >>

But I also a result after a long computation:


Best regards

Ingolf Dahl
ingolf.dahl at

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Fr=E5n: Eduardo Pollak [mailto:eduardo.pollak at]
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=C4mne: [mg114157] New to Mathematica

I am minimizing a Likelihood Function and the evaluation at a certain
point gives me the following message:

Please see link to notebook Below

If I evaluate the MSMVeros function at the point indeterminate it is
not indeterminate and it should not be indeterminate. Also all functions
called are determinate.

Do you have a hint of what is happening? Appreciate any

Thank you


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