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Re: Smalest enclosing circle

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  • Subject: [mg50142] Re: Smalest enclosing circle
  • From: koopman at (Ray Koopman)
  • Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 05:01:21 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <cfi8tm$4p6$> <> <cfomej$kul$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

DrBob <drbob at> wrote in message news:<cfomej$kul$1 at>...
> Finally!
> NMinimize does a better job than FindMinimum, and constraints are not needed:
> [...]

I agree. FindMinimum is not trustworthy here: it's usually close,
but not close enough, and increasing AccuracyGoal and PrecisionGoal
doesn't help. NMinimize does not have this problem.

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