[SciPy-Dev] Doc error in scipy.optimize.fmin and missing info in ref guide
Mon Mar 15 18:13:50 CDT 2010
On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 7:05 PM, Rob Clewley <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> In both my old version and the one in the svn trunk there is an
> inconsistency in the docstring of scipy.optimize.fmin.
> Other Parameters
> xtol : float
> Relative error in xopt acceptable for convergence.
> ftol : number
> Relative error in func(xopt) acceptable for convergence.
> As you see from the following code snippet from the body of the
> function, the convergence test is in terms of absolute error for both
> x and f, as the sim array contains x values and fsim the function
> if (max(numpy.ravel(abs(sim[1:]-sim))) <= xtol \
> and max(abs(fsim-fsim[1:])) <= ftol):
> Also, optional parameters for any optimize functions are not described
> in the draft of the Scipy reference manual I came across while
> googling this issue. For instance, at
> fmin does not have the optional arguments detailed. If this is
> automatically generated is there a reason why the optional parameters
> aren't being shown in this document? I think they should be, IMO.
just a guess:
shows that Other Parameters is in the wrong order. It could be that
the section is ignored for rendering the html for this reason
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