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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] [Math] advice using brent_find_minima()
From: dariomt (dariomt_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-12-12 06:31:45

John Maddock <boost.regex <at>> writes:
> They are very similar and differ only in the interpolation methods used,
> see
> for the details, but TOMS748 claims to be the best of the bunch - albeit
> I suspect for many problems there is little to choose between them.
> Certainly TOM748 seems to be very robust, and for most functions will
> find the root to double precision in about 8-10 calls to f() provided
> the starting bounds aren't too far apart. Of course in the extreme case
> that your function is basically a square wave, you can't do better than
> bisection, which all of these algorithms ultimately fall back to.
> John.

Thanks a lot for the info!

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