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Re: [Help-gsl] Multidimensional Minimisation

From: Brian Gough
Subject: Re: [Help-gsl] Multidimensional Minimisation
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 17:19:23 +0100

Alexandros Beskos writes:
 > The one-dimensional methods are supposed to somehow bracket the
 > minimum in an interval and in theory require as parameters the
 > boundaries of such an interval. In a more advanced level there is
 > also an algorithm that generates such an interval given two
 > points. Is this what the "step_size" is doing ?  Provide the second
 > point for the initiation of the above interval identification
 > algorithm ??

It sets the scale for the 1-d minimisation, similar to a bracket size
but without the strict bounds.

Brian Gough

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