Re: Plot vs FindMinimum
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- Subject: [mg18379] Re: [mg18314] Plot vs FindMinimum
- From: "Andrzej Kozlowski" <andrzej at tuins.ac.jp>
- Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 14:13:36 -0400
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
You can use Plot to find numerical maximum or minimum. Here is an example:
Toyama International University
>From: "Joaquin Gonzalez de Echavarri" <jge at clientes.euskaltel.es>
>To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
>Subject: [mg18379] [mg18314] Plot vs FindMinimum
>Date: Sun, Jun 27, 1999, 8:07 AM
> 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
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