[R] QUERY: function optimize

chrisl@agsm.edu.au chrisl at agsm.edu.au
Tue Aug 8 07:27:01 CEST 2000

I have had problems with the function optimize/optimise
for maximising/minimising a function of one variable. It
seems to get easily fooled by local optima. Obviously
this can happen to any numerical optimiser but some of
the examples I have a pretty disappointing. Any comments
of suggestions of a better R-function?

Chris Lloyd
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