[SciPy-dev] Trouble with fmin_cg

Nils Wagner nwagner@iam.uni-stuttgart...
Fri Jan 4 05:31:41 CST 2008


On Fri, 04 Jan 2008 13:23:00 +0200
  dmitrey <dmitrey.kroshko@scipy.org> wrote:
> I guess monitor(x0) is real number, not function.
> Hence it yields error.
> Maybe you need
> 
> fmin_cg(func,x0,callback=monitor) ?
> 
> BTW there is a way of connecting user-defined output 
>func in openopt, I 
> can explain you if you are interested (I haven't 
>provided an example to 
> OO documentation yet).
> 
> Regards, D.
> 
> Nils Wagner wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> If I run the following script
>>
>> from scipy import *
>>
>> def func(x):
>>      return 0.5*dot(x,dot(A,x))-dot(x,b)
>>
>> def monitor(x):
>>      res = linalg.norm(dot(A,x)-b)
>>      return res
>>
>> n = 10
>> x0 = zeros(n,float)
>> A = random.rand(n,n)+diag(4*ones(n))
>> A = 0.5*(A+A.T)
>> b = random.rand(n)
>>
>> x = optimize.fmin_cg(func,x0,callback=monitor(x0))
>>
>> I get
>>
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>    File "test_fmin_cg.py", line 16, in <module>
>>      x = optimize.fmin_cg(func,x0,callback=monitor(x0))
>>    File 
>> "/usr/local/lib64/python2.5/site-packages/scipy/optimize/optimize.py", 
>> line 911, in fmin_cg
>>      callback(xk)
>> TypeError: 'numpy.float64' object is not callable
>>
>> Is that a bug ?
>>
>> Nils
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Hi Dmitrey,

Thank you for your prompt reply.
It would be very kind of you if you could supply an OO 
example.

Cheers
           Nils


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