[SciPy-user] Optimization / fitting routines
ckkart at hoc.net
Mon Mar 20 00:40:35 CST 2006
Webb Sprague wrote:
> Hi all,
> (I am a little bit over my head, so if I say things that sound stupid,
> please excuse.)
> (1) Could someone point me toward documentation for optimization
> routines in numpy? I need the routine to be very general, excepting
> an arbitrary Python function that accepts a test value, and a target
> value for that function. We can assume that the function will be
An overview of the optimization routines is available in the docstring:
And each of the routines has some further documentation, e.g.
The following code snippet finds the minimum of a parabola:
res = optimize.fmin(func, )
Optimization terminated successfully.
Current function value: -9.633333
Function evaluations: 32
> (2) Could someone point me or recommend a book that clearly describes
> these problems mathematically at an "advanced undergrad" level?
I guess many of them are described in the 'Numercial recipies'.
Hope this helps, Christian
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