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Topic: Non-linear optimization
Replies: 32   Last Post: Mar 8, 2013 2:22 AM

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 Toan Cao Posts: 55 Registered: 10/15/10
Re: Non-linear optimization
Posted: Mar 4, 2013 10:36 PM

"Steven_Lord" <slord@mathworks.com> wrote in message <kh2ni9\$9ar\$1@newscl01ah.mathworks.com>...
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> "Toan Cao" <toancv3010@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:kh2m44\$4eh\$1@newscl01ah.mathworks.com...

> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > I have a question relating to non-linear optimization and hope to receive
> > If i have a cost function F(x) in general form. I mean it can not be
> > described in the form of F(x)= f(x)'.f(x) (where f(x)' is transposition of
> > f(x) ) as required by some methods such as Levenberg-Marquardt,
> > Gauss-Newton for finding a local minimum value.
> > If i want to use above two methods, what should i do ?
> > Do you know any method that i can use in this case?

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> Do you have a MATLAB function that accepts a vector of parameters to be
> optimized and returns the value of your cost function? If so, you're okay.
> Most of the Optimization Toolbox and Global Optimization Toolbox solvers
> don't care what you do inside your objective function to obtain the values
> they seek (as long as your underlying function is smooth, for some of them)
> as long as you return the cost function values from your objective function.
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> You could do calculations. You could retrieve information from disk. You
> could query an instrument or database. You could even prompt the user to
> INPUT the result of performing a physical experiment for a set of parameter
> values.
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> --
> Steve Lord
> slord@mathworks.com
> http://www.mathworks.com

As i know, Levenberg-Marquardt, Gauss-Newton methods use f(x) to calculate the Jacobian matrix. If i just have F(x) ( not f(x) ), how does optimization solvers compute this matrix? Can you explain for me the way that the solvers implement ?
Actually, i need to understand more deeply and hope to modify somethings for my specific function.
Toan

Date Subject Author
3/4/13 Toan Cao
3/4/13 Steven Lord
3/4/13 Toan Cao
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3/5/13 Toan Cao
3/6/13 Matt J
3/6/13 Matt J
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