[SciPy-Dev] improvements of optimize package

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Mon Sep 19 09:18:07 CDT 2011


On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 7:29 AM, Denis Laxalde <denis.laxalde@mcgill.ca>wrote:

> On Fri, 16 Sep 2011 21:18:27 -0600,
> Charles R Harris wrote:
> > The 1-d root finders need stopping conditions in the parameter list.
> > Currently they have both absolute and relative step size, which are used
> > together. I think that both should be kept.
>
> This is not currently documented but looking at the code there is
> indeed `xtol` and `rtol` for all functions but `newton`. I'll update
> the proposal accordingly. Thanks.
>

They should probably get added to newton also, it's a common method of
terminating on step size. I'll take a look next time I have some time...

Chuck
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