The HPLMIXED Procedure

Optimization Information

The "Optimization Information" table displays important details about the optimization process.

The number of parameters that are updated in the optimization equals the number of parameters in this table minus the number of equality constraints. The number of constraints is displayed if you fix covariance parameters with the HOLD= option in the PARMS statement. The HPLMIXED procedure also lists the number of upper and lower boundary constraints. PROC HPLMIXED might impose boundary constraints for certain parameters, such as variance components and correlation parameters. If you specify the HOLD= option in the PARMS statement, covariance parameters have an upper and lower boundary equal to the parameter value.