[SciPy-User] brentq and brenth

Paul Hobson pmhobson@gmail....
Thu Aug 16 14:29:52 CDT 2012


Perhaps it's intended to be interpreted as "Brent-Quadratic" and
"Brend-Hyperbolic"
-p

On Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 8:47 AM, The Helmbolds <helmrp@yahoo.com> wrote:
> It would seem more logical to call brentq "brentp" ("p" for parabola) to
> follow the same pattern as "brenth" ("h" for hyperbola).
>
> Unless there is an inside joke to use "q" because it is "p" reflected about
> a vertical axis, and hence represents Brent's "inverse parabolic" estimate
> of the root?
>
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