A quick question

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg7798] A quick question*From*: Chen-Ying Huang <huang3 at fas.harvard.edu>*Date*: Tue, 8 Jul 1997 22:41:11 -0400*Organization*: Department of Economics*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi there: I am a grad student and I am using Mathematica to solve an international trade model. My question is that since I need to do some nonlinear optimization, so I used the command "FindMinimum". The problem is that Mathematica reported it without assigning the value to the variable. For example, say if I want to FindMinimum of the function f=x^2, then the result I get is {0,{x->0}. But that is not enough for me since I want the value 0 to be restored in x, that is I want to have 0 assigned to the variable x after I run the command "FindMinimum" because I need to use this value of x to do more calculations. Since I need to repeat this in a loop, I cannot do it manually. Is there someone who can help me with this? I really appreciate any help and please give me answers as soon as possible. I really need to do this, otherwise my advisor will think that I am just shirking. Thank you, whoever you are! Chen-Ying Huang e-mail: chuang at kuznets.fas.harvard.edu