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Re: Re: Maximize

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  • Subject: [mg13020] Re: [mg12969] Re: Maximize
  • From: "Jrgen Tischer" <jtischer at>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Jun 1998 00:26:17 -0400
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Hi Colin,

copy this line into the kernel init file and update your wish list
(maybe with a smiley?).

FindMaximum[f_,vars__,opts___Rule]:=3D FindMinimum[-f,vars,opts] {-1,1}


-----Original Message-----
From: Colin Rose <colin at>
To: mathgroup at
Subject: [mg13020] [mg12969] Re: Maximize

>Cyril Fischer <fischerc at> wrote:
>  > This works well for me:
>  > FindMinimum[ -F[x,y],{x,x0}, {y,y0} ]
>Indeed. On the other hand, one could avoid these mental contortions if a
>FindMaximum function was added to the Mathematica kernel (probably a 2
>minute hack).
>One ponders why this has not been done.
>PS: Added to my wish list.

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