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- Subject: [mg24269] Findminimum Question
- From: ayyer at my-deja.com
- Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2000 23:10:52 -0400 (EDT)
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
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,
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