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Findminimum Question


Hi,
	I was wondering if I could know the principle on which Mathematica uses
the FindMinimum function. I mean, does it use a common algorithm ( like
the Golden Search Algorithm) for all functions or does it analyse the
functions by some of their specific properties, like continuity,
differentiability, or shallow/deep regions and the like.
	I needed to know this to find out the error bars for the function i am
using. In case it is important, i am just minimising a sum of squares of
a function to find the best fit.

Thanks in advance,
Ayyer


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