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  • Subject: [mg24269] Findminimum Question
  • From: ayyer at
  • Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2000 23:10:52 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

	I was wondering if I could know the principle on which Mathematica uses
the FindMinimum function. I mean, does it use a common algorithm ( like
the Golden Search Algorithm) for all functions or does it analyse the
functions by some of their specific properties, like continuity,
differentiability, or shallow/deep regions and the like.
	I needed to know this to find out the error bars for the function i am
using. In case it is important, i am just minimising a sum of squares of
a function to find the best fit.

Thanks in advance,

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