The LOGISTIC Procedure

Convergence Criteria

Four convergence criteria are available: ABSFCONV=, FCONV=, GCONV=, and XCONV=. If you specify more than one convergence criterion, the optimization is terminated as soon as one of the criteria is satisfied. If none of the criteria is specified, the default is GCONV=1E–8.

If you specify a STRATA statement or the UNEQUALSLOPES option in the MODEL statement, all unspecified (or nondefault) criteria are also compared to zero. For example, specifying only the criterion XCONV=1E–8 but attaining FCONV=0 terminates the optimization even if the XCONV= criterion is not satisfied, because the log likelihood has reached its maximum. More convergence criteria are also available; see the section NLOPTIONS Statement for details.