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Topic: Maximize function with fminsearch
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Re: Maximize function with fminsearch
Posted: May 2, 2012 5:44 AM
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On 2 Mai, 09:30, "Francesco Perrone" <>
> Good Morning everybody,
> I have a pretty straight-forward question: within my daily work, I have got to maximize a particular function making use of fminsearch; the code is this
>  clc
>  clear all
>  close all
>  f = @(x,c,k) -(x(2)/c)^3*(((exp(-(x(1)/c)^k)-exp(-(x(2)/c)^k))/((x(2)/c)^k-(x(1)/c)^k))-­exp(-(x(3)/c)^k))^2;
>  c = 10.1;
>  k = 2.3;
>  X = fminsearch(@(x) f(x,c,k),[4,10,20]);
> It works fine, as I expect, but not the issue is coming up: I need to bound x within certain limits, as:
>   4 < x(1) < 5
>  10 < x(2) < 15
> 20 < x(3) < 30
> To achieve the proper results, I should use the optimization toolbox, that I unfortunately cannot hand.
> Is there any way to get the same analysis by making use of only fminsearch?
> I thank you in advance.
> Best regards,
> Francesco

In your objective function, replace x(1) by 4.5+0.5*sin(x(1)), x(2) by
12.5+2.5*sin(x(2)) and x(3) by 25+5*sin(x(3)).

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