Re: problems with NMinimize

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg109405] Re: problems with NMinimize*From*: "Alexey Popkov" <lehin.p at gmail.com>*Date*: Sun, 25 Apr 2010 06:25:43 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <hqu8ai$rol$1@smc.vnet.net>

"Ingolf Dahl" <ingolf.dahl at physics.gu.se> ÓÏÏÂÝÉÌ/ÓÏÏÂÝÉÌÁ × ÎÏ×ÏÓÔÑÈ ÓÌÅÄÕÀÝÅÅ: news:hqu8ai$rol$1 at smc.vnet.net... > Is there any serious Mathematica user in this forum, which has not > stumbled > on this problem one or several times, when NMinimize, or some other > function, tries to evaluate a numeric function symbolically first, before > inserting the numbers? Sometimes it would be nice to have an option, > SymbolicEvaluation->False, which could be set for NMinimize in these > cases. > It is not always so convenient to have to define an extra function just to > take care of this. I think there is a whole group of commands acting > similarly to NMinimize. > > Ingolf Dahl > Sweden I totally agree with you. I do not see anything reasonable in that obviously numerical function (for example, NMinimize, FindMinimum, etc.) is trying for some reason to perform symbolic computation.