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  • Subject: [mg52233] NMinimize options
  • From: Joerg Schaber <schaber at>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 20:56:47 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


I am using the global optimization method "DifferentialEvolution" and 
"SimulatedAnnealing" of NMinimize. Unfortunately, even the "Advanced 
Documentation" is rather scarce and does not explain every option you 
have to adapt those methods to your problem.
Is there more information on these options around or more examples?
Specifically I would like to learn more about the options 
"PenaltyFuntion", "PostProcess" and "PerturbationScale". Another 
question is whether I can specify just a subset of "SearchPoints" by 



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