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 Author Comment/Response Shannon Bowling 10/31/10 10:35am I was wondering if someone could help me out with this command and tell me why it is not working, NMinimize[ FindMinimum[ E^Sin[50 i] + Sin[60 E^j] + Sin[70 Sin[i]] + Sin[Sin[80 j]] - Sin[10 (i + j)] + 1/4 (i^2 + j^2), {i, x}, {j, y}][[1]], {x, y}, Method -> "DifferentialEvolution"] Basically I am trying to analyze a hybrid meta-heuristic where I first use a local search technique to find the local minimum, then I use a meta-heuristic to find the global minimum. Here is how I have the formula broken down, FindMinimum[ E^Sin[50 i] + Sin[60 E^j] + Sin[70 Sin[i]] + Sin[Sin[80 j]] - Sin[10 (i + j)] + 1/4 (i^2 + j^2), {i, x}, {j, y}][[1]] should output just a number because I am using the Part function to extract the answer, of course this function alone will not work because the initial starting conditions are variables (x,y), however if x and y are set to some number like 2 and 3 it works fine. However, I would think that the command, NMinimize[ "First Command", {x, y}, Method -> "DifferentialEvolution"] would set the values of x and y to some guess so the FindMinimum command would be initialized with values for x and y. Am I missing something, please help. Shannon Bowling URL: ,

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