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Re: FindMinimum var specification


Bernd Gehrmann wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> why does the following not work (and how can
> I make it work)?
> 
> vars := Sequence[{x[1],0.1},{x[2],0.1}];
> 
> ...
> 
> FindMinimum[x[1]^2 + x[2]^2, vars];
> 
> Bernd.

This doesn't work because FindMinimum has the HoldAll attribute.  
To have this recognized properly as the variable specification it
is it needs to be evaluated.

FindMinimum[x[1]^2 + x[2]^2, Evaluate[vars]]

does what you want.

Rob Knapp
Wolfram Research


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