Hello all,

when I want to fit my model, I receive this warning message:

In model 'Similarity Model' NPSOL returned a non-zero status code 6. The model does not satisfy the first-order optimality conditions to the required accuracy, and no improved point for the merit function could be found during the final linesearch (Mx status RED)

and when I then summary my fit, some values are missing.

Below, you can see, my model and also results from summary.

I am a begginer, so I would be really happy, if someone helped me.

Alena

simModel<-mxModel("Similarity Model",

type="RAM",

mxData(

observed=sim,

type="raw"

),

manifestVars=c("plot","depth","veg_div","sim","man","aver_L",

"aver_H",

"VVS","cover","GWT","pH","Ca","K","Mg","P","N","C"),

latentVars=c("vegetation","productivity","soil_depth","soil","SB",

"topography","disturbance"),

# residual variances

mxPath(

from=c("plot","depth","veg_div","sim","man","aver_L","aver_H",

"VVS","cover","GWT","pH","Ca","K","Mg","P","N","C"),

arrows=2,

free=TRUE,

values=c(1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1),

labels=c("e1","e2","e3","e4","e5","e6","e7","e8","e9","e10","e11",

"e12", "e13","e14","e15","e16","e17")

),

# latent variances and covariance

mxPath(

from=c("vegetation","productivity","soil_depth","soil","SB",

"topography","disturbance"),

arrows=2,

all=TRUE,

free=TRUE,

values=c(1,.5,.5,.5,.5,.5,.5,.5,1,.5,.5,.5,.5,.5,.5,.5,1,.5,.5,.5,.5,.5,

.5,.5,1,.5,.5,.5,.5,.5,.5,.5,1,.5,.5,.5,.5,.5,.5,.5,1,.5,.5,.5,.5,.5,.5,

.5,1),

labels=c("var1","cov12","cov13","cov14","cov15","cov16","cov17",

"cov12","var2","cov23","cov24","cov25","cov26","cov27","cov13",

"cov23","var3","cov34","cov35","cov36","cov37","cov14","cov24",

"cov34","var4","cov45","cov46","cov47","cov15","cov25","cov35",

"cov45","var5","cov56","cov57","cov16","cov26","cov36","cov46",

"cov56","var6","cov67","cov17","cov27","cov37","cov47","cov57",

"cov67","var7")

),

# factor loadings for vegetation

mxPath(

from="vegetation",

to=c("veg_div"),

arrows=1,

free=c(FALSE),

values=c(1),

labels=c("a")

),

#factor loadings for productivity

mxPath(

from="productivity",

to=c("cover","VVS","aver_L","aver_H"),

arrows=1,

free=c(FALSE,TRUE,TRUE,TRUE),

values=c(1,1,1,1),

labels=c("b","c","d","e")

),

#factor loadings for soil_depth

mxPath(

from="soil_depth",

to=c("depth"),

arrows=1,

free=c(FALSE),

values=c(1),

labels=c("f")

),

#factor loadings for soil

mxPath(

from="soil",

to=c("N","C","pH","K","Mg","Ca","P"),

arrows=1,

free=c(FALSE,TRUE,TRUE,TRUE,TRUE,TRUE,TRUE),

values=c(1,1,1,1,1,1,1),

labels=c("g","h","i","j","k","l","m")

),

#factor loadings for SB

mxPath(

from="SB",

to=c("sim"),

arrows=1,

free=c(FALSE),

values=c(1),

labels=c("n")

),

#factor loadings for topography

mxPath(

from="topography",

to=c("plot","GWT"),

arrows=1,

free=c(FALSE,TRUE),

values=c(1,1),

labels=c("o","p")

),

#factor loadings for disturbance

mxPath(

from="disturbance",

to=c("man"),

arrows=1,

free=c(FALSE),

values=c(1),

labels=c("q")

),

#means

mxPath(

from="one",

to=c("plot","depth","veg_div","sim","man","aver_L","aver_H",

"VVS","cover","GWT","pH","Ca","K","Mg","P","N","C","vegetation",

"productivity","soil_depth","soil","SB","topography","disturbance"),

arrows=1,

free=c(TRUE,TRUE,TRUE,TRUE,TRUE,TRUE,TRUE,TRUE,TRUE,TRUE,TRUE,

TRUE,TRUE,TRUE,TRUE,TRUE,TRUE,FALSE,FALSE,FALSE,FALSE,FALSE,

FALSE),

values=c(1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0),

labels=c("mean1","mean2","mean3","mean4","mean5","mean6",

"mean7","mean8","mean9","mean10","mean11","mean12","mean13",

"mean14","mean15","mean16","mean17",NA,NA,NA,NA,NA,NA,NA)

)

)

simFit <- mxRun(simModel)

Running Similarity Model

Warning message:

In model 'Similarity Model' NPSOL returned a non-zero status code 6. The model does not satisfy the first-order optimality conditions to the required accuracy, and no improved point for the merit function could be found during the final linesearch (Mx status RED)

summary(simFit)

data:

$`Similarity Model.data`

plot depth veg_div sim

Min. :0.0000 Min. :0.0 Min. : 6.00 Min. :0.0000

1st Qu.:0.0000 1st Qu.:0.0 1st Qu.:25.00 1st Qu.:0.1050

Median :0.0000 Median :0.5 Median :32.00 Median :0.1490

Mean :0.4928 Mean :0.5 Mean :30.43 Mean :0.1649

3rd Qu.:1.0000 3rd Qu.:1.0 3rd Qu.:37.00 3rd Qu.:0.2220

Max. :1.0000 Max. :1.0 Max. :51.00 Max. :0.4650

man aver_L VVS GWT

Min. :0.0000 Min. : 0.700 Min. :0.0120 Min. :-10.0

1st Qu.:0.0000 1st Qu.: 3.500 1st Qu.:0.1432 1st Qu.: 70.0

Median :0.0000 Median : 5.100 Median :0.2040 Median :125.0

Mean :0.3671 Mean : 6.316 Mean :0.2117 Mean :154.9

3rd Qu.:0.0000 3rd Qu.: 7.675 3rd Qu.:0.2580 3rd Qu.:216.5

Max. :3.0000 Max. :24.600 Max. :0.4990 Max. :707.0

pH Ca K Mg

Min. :4.220 Min. : 3.63 Min. : 2.450 Min. : 2.150

1st Qu.:5.010 1st Qu.: 53.58 1st Qu.: 7.335 1st Qu.: 6.537

Median :5.260 Median : 83.06 Median :10.240 Median : 9.680

Mean :5.279 Mean :109.17 Mean :13.271 Mean :13.667

3rd Qu.:5.548 3rd Qu.:147.91 3rd Qu.:14.668 3rd Qu.:15.930

Max. :6.800 Max. :478.16 Max. :78.520 Max. :73.530

P N C

Min. : 0.290 Min. :0.0850 Min. : 5.85

1st Qu.: 1.823 1st Qu.:0.2100 1st Qu.:10.42

Median : 2.130 Median :0.2520 Median :11.99

Mean : 2.923 Mean :0.2849 Mean :13.37

3rd Qu.: 3.172 3rd Qu.:0.3262 3rd Qu.:13.70

Max. :16.610 Max. :1.4220 Max. :70.15

The model does not satisfy the first-order optimality conditions to the required accuracy, and no improved point for the merit function could be found during the final linesearch (Mx status RED)

free parameters:

name matrix row col Estimate Std.Error

1 c A aver_L productivity 2.625390e+02 NaN

2 i A pH soil 2.935776e-01 1.129321e-02

3 l A Ca soil 9.552065e+01 4.482451e+00

4 j A K soil 4.946630e+00 NaN

5 k A Mg soil 1.106808e+01 NaN

6 m A P soil 3.832614e-01 1.153177e-01

7 h A C soil 3.885944e+00 1.411022e-01

8 p A GWT topography 1.600260e+02 6.841943e+00

9 e1 S plot plot 4.312332e-01 4.224270e-02

10 e2 S depth depth 4.983519e-01 NaN

11 e3 S veg_div veg_div 2.940395e+01 6.641467e+01

12 e4 S sim sim 2.970145e+00 NaN

13 e5 S man man 7.689308e-01 1.311142e+00

14 e6 S aver_L aver_L -1.402127e+01 NaN

15 e7 S VVS VVS 8.703063e-03 5.895986e-04

16 e8 S GWT GWT -7.595319e+01 NaN

17 e9 S pH pH 1.004841e-01 7.089877e-03

18 e10 S Ca Ca -8.869452e+01 NaN

19 e11 S K K 6.770639e+01 3.469788e+00

20 e12 S Mg Mg 8.308394e+01 5.045812e+00

21 e13 S P P 4.089212e+00 3.127822e-01

22 e14 S N N 6.785176e-01 NaN

23 e15 S C C 3.380603e+01 1.944256e+00

24 var1 S vegetation vegetation 2.940395e+01 6.641467e+01

25 cov12 S vegetation productivity 1.477552e-03 7.685325e-03

26 var2 S productivity productivity 6.573134e-04 4.748615e-05

27 cov13 S vegetation soil_depth -1.965396e+00 4.667837e-01

28 cov23 S productivity soil_depth -1.425096e-02 1.132874e-03

29 var3 S soil_depth soil_depth 4.967564e-01 NaN

30 cov14 S vegetation soil -4.143258e+00 1.015247e+00

31 cov24 S productivity soil -2.879921e-02 8.988565e-04

32 cov34 S soil_depth soil 1.507398e+00 NaN

33 var4 S soil soil 3.748584e+00 2.324992e-01

34 cov15 S vegetation SB -3.906109e-01 9.030622e-02

35 cov25 S productivity SB -1.681545e-03 1.369041e-04

36 cov35 S soil_depth SB 9.102603e-02 9.106335e-03

37 cov45 S soil SB 1.985258e-01 2.762651e-02

38 var5 S SB SB -2.950044e+00 NaN

39 cov16 S vegetation topography 7.189850e+00 1.404624e+00

40 cov26 S productivity topography 4.651940e-02 3.142341e-03

41 cov36 S soil_depth topography -2.327834e+00 NaN

42 cov46 S soil topography -4.859159e+00 NaN

43 cov56 S SB topography -3.294746e-01 3.669061e-02

44 var6 S topography topography 8.538890e+00 NaN

45 cov17 S vegetation disturbance -4.054148e+00 5.953045e-01

46 cov27 S productivity disturbance -4.890707e-03 1.194785e-03

47 cov37 S soil_depth disturbance 3.857770e-01 1.264814e-01

48 cov47 S soil disturbance 1.040433e+00 2.137051e-01

49 cov57 S SB disturbance 5.993311e-02 1.731205e-02

50 cov67 S topography disturbance -1.810321e+00 1.286270e-01

51 var7 S disturbance disturbance 7.668210e-01 1.264187e+00

52 mean1 M 1 plot 7.544507e-02 1.522074e-01

53 mean2 M 1 depth 5.917900e-01 5.138060e-02

54 mean3 M 1 veg_div 3.009372e+01 3.858053e-01

55 mean4 M 1 sim 1.779674e-01 7.327289e-03

56 mean5 M 1 man 4.748542e+02 NaN

57 mean6 M 1 aver_L 5.669472e+00 2.876393e-01

58 mean7 M 1 VVS 2.066480e-01 4.769057e-03

59 mean8 M 1 GWT 8.357171e+01 2.459515e+01

60 mean9 M 1 pH 5.334432e+00 3.214698e-02

61 mean10 M 1 Ca 1.272341e+02 9.365325e+00

62 mean11 M 1 K 1.408931e+01 6.083485e-01

63 mean12 M 1 Mg 1.599236e+01 1.140197e+00

64 mean13 M 1 P 3.001567e+00 1.082431e-01

65 mean14 M 1 N 4.462727e-01 1.053452e-01

66 mean15 M 1 C 1.406673e+01 4.644328e-01

67 M 1 disturbance -4.743693e+02 NaN

observed statistics: 6210

estimated parameters: 67

degrees of freedom: 6143

-2 log likelihood: 28740.37

saturated -2 log likelihood: NA

number of observations: 414

chi-square: NA

p: NA

AIC (Mx): 16454.37

BIC (Mx): -4138.261

adjusted BIC:

RMSEA: NA

timestamp: 2010-11-27 13:47:57

frontend time: 3.421 secs

backend time: 1.12475 mins

independent submodels time: 0 secs

wall clock time: 70.906 secs

cpu time: 70.906 secs

openmx version number: 1.0.3-1505