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Re: Models that abort before convergence Addendum

From: Leonid Gibiansky <LGibiansky>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 21:57:54 -0500

Nick, Mark, and All,
We can argue indefinitely, but let me propose a poll. If you like to
participate, reply directly to me (use "reply", not "reply to all"). I
will summarize all the replies received up to the end of November. Skip
the questions that you do not like to answer, write NA if the question
is not applicable. Summaries will be blinded.

1. Would you like Nonmem to stop producing all run-time (not syntax)
error/warning messages (134, 137, number of significant digits, etc.)
and "MINIMIZATION SUCCESSFUL" messages (YES/NO):

2. Do you remember at least one example when the run-time error message
helped you to find an error in your code (YES/NO):

3. In your experience, run-time error messages allow you to detect model
errors or problems quicker than it would be done without error messages:
(agree/disagree)

4. Have you ever used in your report/publication ANY model that did not
have $COV step completed (YES/NO):

5. Have you ever used in your report/publication ANY model that did not
converge (YES/NO):

6. Have you ever used in your report/publication FINAL model that did
not have $COV step completed (YES/NO):

7. Have you ever used in your report/publication FINAL model that did
not converge (YES/NO):

8. Define yourself as novice/intermediate/experienced Nonmem user:

Thanks
Leonid

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Leonid Gibiansky, Ph.D.
President, QuantPharm LLC
web: www.quantpharm.com
e-mail: LGibiansky at quantpharm.com
tel: (301) 767 5566

Received on Thu Nov 20 2008 - 21:57:54 EST

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