Does FindFit really use Norm when NormFunction -> Norm?
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- Subject: [mg98344] Does FindFit really use Norm when NormFunction -> Norm?
- From: Szabolcs <szhorvat at gmail.com>
- Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009 02:46:33 -0400 (EDT)
Today there was a question about fitting complex valued functions again. It's not difficult to find the answer on MathGroup (posted by Darren Glosemeyer): http://groups.google.com/group/comp.soft-sys.math.mathematica/msg/d31cd1dd0cb8519b But something doesn't seem to be right here ... Doesn't Norm return a real number, so isn't Abs at Norm[...] really the same as Norm[...]? I vaguely remembered that I already asked about this, and managed to find the relevant thread: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.soft-sys.math.mathematica/browse_thread/thread/24d2cad540e63729/dce449ac84966959 But no one has given a definite reply there. So I'll ask again: What going on? Why does FindFit[..., NormFunction -> Norm] behave differently from FindFit[..., NormFunction -> myNorm] when myNorm is defined as myNorm[x___] := Norm[x]? Szabolcs