public class Fmin extends ObjectThis class was translated by a statistician from the FORTRAN version of fmin. It is NOT an official translation. When public domain Java optimization routines become available from professional numerical analysts, then THE CODE PRODUCED BY THE NUMERICAL ANALYSTS SHOULD BE USED.
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Fmin.java copyright claim:
This software is based on the public domain fmin routine. The FORTRAN version can be found at: www.netlib.org
This software was translated from the FORTRAN version to Java by a US government employee on official time. Thus this software is also in the public domain.
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- .5 --- March 24, 1998
- Steve Verrill
Constructors Constructor Description
All Methods Static Methods Concrete Methods Modifier and Type Method Description
fmin(double a, double b, Fmin_methods minclass, double tol)This method performs a 1-dimensional minimization.
public static double fmin(double a, double b, Fmin_methods minclass, double tol)This method performs a 1-dimensional minimization. It implements Brent's method which combines a golden-section search and parabolic interpolation. The introductory comments from the FORTRAN version are provided below.
This method is a translation from FORTRAN to Java of the Netlib function fmin. In the Netlib listing no author is given.
Translated by Steve Verrill, March 24, 1998.
a- Left endpoint of initial interval
b- Right endpoint of initial interval
minclass- A class that defines a method, f_to_minimize, to minimize. The class must implement the Fmin_methods interface (see the definition in Fmin_methods.java). See FminTest.java for an example of such a class. f_to_minimize must have one double valued argument.
tol- Desired length of the interval in which the minimum will be determined to lie (This should be greater than, roughly, 3.0e-8.)