Final Steps

The last steps consist of specifying initial values, using the values by default, or fixing parameters to some values if needed (IVFV step), and then running E-SURGE to fit the current model (RUN step). Standard numerical results (e.g., maximum likelihood estimates, AIC, confidence intervals) can be obtained in a text file or an Excel file. In particular, E-SURGE provides a reliable number of parameters via an algorithm described in (Choquet & Cole 2012), which is crucial in particular with parameter-redundant models, and is one of the key steps for correct model selection using the AIC.

Choquet, R. & Cole, D.J. (2012) A Hybrid Symbolic-Numerical Method for Determining Model Structure. Mathematical Biosciences, 236, 117–125.

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