[R] newtons method
ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Tue May 12 15:23:26 CEST 2009
John C Nash wrote:
> Finding polynomial roots is not a problem where one wants a quick and
> dirty code. There are a lot of pitfalls, especially if there are roots
> that are multiples, and there has been a lot of work on this problem.
> See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Root-finding_algorithms .
> And Uwe may not be aware that optim() is contra-recommended for
> functions of 1 variable,
Has anybody told us something about just 1 variable?
> which seems to be the problem here. But there is
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> Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 11:12:51 +0200
> From: Uwe Ligges <ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de>
> Subject: Re: [R] newtons method
> To: Kon Knafelman <konk2001 at hotmail.com>
> Cc: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Message-ID: <4A093D93.1020702 at statistik.tu-dortmund.de>
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> Kon Knafelman wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> > > Does anyone know how to code newton's method for finding the roots
>> of polynomial functions? im not sure whether i need to do this
>> manually, or just code something with a loop to stop when it gets to
>> the desired result
> See ?optim for optimization methods.
> Uwe Ligges
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