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using fmins on finite, discrete data
Posted:
Jul 25, 1996 12:20 PM


Hi there, Is there any way in which I can use the MATLAB function fmins to find the value which minimises a quantity within a finite range of values. I have an expression of the type
X = sum( ( cross((ab),c) )^2 )
where a and c are known vector elements of a finite dataset. I want to find the value of b which minimises X. Any insights on how I can approach this one will be most gratefully received. Thanks in advance, Gareth.



