Plot vs FindMinimum

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg18314] Plot vs FindMinimum*From*: "Joaquin Gonzalez de Echavarri" <jge at clientes.euskaltel.es>*Date*: Sat, 26 Jun 1999 19:07:57 -0400*Organization*: Euskaltel*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I'm trying to find the minimum of a function practically flat in a very large intervall, after that it falls suddenly, reaches the minimun and rises very fast again. I'm able to see the function and the minimun with Plot in a fraction of second but is very dificult and it takes a lot of time to find it with FindMinimum, my question is: Is it not possible to use the same algorithm that Plot uses for finding the value of the minimun? What's that algorithm? TK and BR Joako