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Re: Will FindFit invoke LinearProgramming?

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  • From: Bill Rowe <readnews at>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2010 03:19:59 -0400 (EDT)

On 4/6/10 at 7:26 AM, frankeye at (Frank Iannarilli) wrote:

>Will FindFit, if given a linear problem with simple bound
>constraints, and possibly NormFunction->(Norm[#,1])&, automatically
>treat as a Linear Program (specifically a Least Absolute Deviations
>formulation of an LP)?  How might one find this out?

FindFit allows contraints to be specified and allows the
NormFunction to be specified as you wrote above. Given this, why
does it matter how FindFit works internally to arrive at a solution?

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