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Topic: Problem with NMaximize
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Bill Rowe

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Re: Problem with NMaximize
Posted: Jun 28, 2008 5:57 AM
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On 6/27/08 at 6:16 AM, drmajorbob@att.net (DrMajorBob) wrote:

>NSolve and NMaximize generally use a kind of secant search, using
>previous attempts to extrapolate to a new and (hopefully) better
>one.


I do not know what algorithms NSolve uses. But the documentation
for NMinimize and NMaximize indicate the algorithms used are not
well described as a "kind of secant search, using previous
attempts to extrapolate"

See:

tutorial/ConstrainedOptimizationOverview




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