Re: Nminimize: Give Initial values to Decision Variables

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg72630] Re: Nminimize: Give Initial values to Decision Variables*From*: dh <dh at metrohm.ch>*Date*: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 03:49:44 -0500 (EST)*References*: <eo7mnc$1o1$1@smc.vnet.net>

Hi Pratim, if you can spezify a ringe in which the variables for the minimum lie, you can spezify this in the first Slot of NMInimize.E.g. assume that form f[x,y]= (x - 3)^2 + (y - 5)^2 it is know that xmin is in 2..4 and ymin in 4..6: NMinimize[{(x - 3)^2 + (y - 5)^2, 2 < x < 4, 4 < y < 6}, {x, y}] Daniel Pratim Vakish wrote: > Hello, > I have a nonlinear problem thta I am attemting to solve using NMinimize (NelderMead method). > I would like to give "good" initial values to my decision variables say, x1, x2. > Is there a way (command) to do that with Mathematica? > > Thanks, > > Pratim > >