ASKSAGE: Sage Q&A Forum - Latest question feedhttp://ask.sagemath.org/questions/Q&A Forum for SageenCopyright Sage, 2010. Some rights reserved under creative commons license.Thu, 17 Mar 2011 11:36:34 -0500How does one provide initial step size for fmin in scipy?http://ask.sagemath.org/question/8006/how-does-one-provide-initial-step-size-for-fmin-in-scipy/I am trying to minimize a funtion f(x,y) over a domain that is considerably large for x than y. Also the domain of y is much less than one. I want to minimize the function using simplex algorithm provided in scipy - fmin. The same algorithm in gsl has a option of providing inital step size. However, I don't see that option in scipy. Is there a way to provide a initial step-size, or any other python implementation of function minimization that just requires the function not its derivatives in which I can provide the initial step size?
ShashankThu, 17 Mar 2011 11:36:34 -0500http://ask.sagemath.org/question/8006/