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Re: Problem with NMaximize

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  • Subject: [mg90094] Re: Problem with NMaximize
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2008 05:54:54 -0400 (EDT)

On 6/27/08 at 6:16 AM, drmajorbob at att.net (DrMajorBob) wrote:

>NSolve and NMaximize generally use a kind of secant search, using
>previous attempts to extrapolate to a new and (hopefully) better
>one.

I do not know what algorithms NSolve uses. But the documentation
for NMinimize and NMaximize indicate the algorithms used are not
well described as a "kind of secant search, using previous
attempts to extrapolate"

See:

tutorial/ConstrainedOptimizationOverview


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