SSlogis {stats}R Documentation

Logistic Model


This selfStart model evaluates the logistic function and its gradient. It has an initial attribute that creates initial estimates of the parameters Asym, xmid, and scal.


SSlogis(input, Asym, xmid, scal)


input a numeric vector of values at which to evaluate the model.
Asym a numeric parameter representing the asymptote.
xmid a numeric parameter representing the x value at the inflection point of the curve. The value of SSlogis will be Asym/2 at xmid.
scal a numeric scale parameter on the input axis.


a numeric vector of the same length as input. It is the value of the expression Asym/(1+exp((xmid-input)/scal)). If all of the arguments Asym, xmid, and scal are names of objects the gradient matrix with respect to these names is attached as an attribute named gradient.


Jose Pinheiro and Douglas Bates

See Also

nls, selfStart


Chick.1 <- ChickWeight[ChickWeight$Chick == 1, ]
SSlogis( Chick.1$Time, 368, 14, 6 )  # response only
Asym <- 368; xmid <- 14; scal <- 6
SSlogis( Chick.1$Time, Asym, xmid, scal ) # response and gradient
getInitial(weight ~ SSlogis(Time, Asym, xmid, scal), data = Chick.1)
## Initial values are in fact the converged values
fm1 <- nls(weight ~ SSlogis(Time, Asym, xmid, scal), data = Chick.1)

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