Questions on the optimization functions of Mathematica such as FindMinimum/FindMaximum, Minimize/Maximize, NMinimize/NMaximize, etc.

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how to solve an optimization problem in terms of matrices as the argument

How can I minimize an expression of the form a^T A a where a is a matrix. The following approach does not work if ...
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Solving minimum length confidence interval problem

I'm trying to find the minimum length of a confidence interval for the variance from a sample iid with normal distribution. I tried ...
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Simulated Annealing Parameters and Results

I am using SimulatedAnnealing method for a simulation based optimization problem and was wondering if someone can enlighten me on the following features: Is there ...
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What is that Root[…] inside the answer represent? [duplicate]

So I am encountering this situation, in which mathematica doesn't give me the answer, but in a form of "Root". How do I interpret this ? what is the number after the "&" represent? How should I ...
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Minimize loop optimization

I'm new in Mathematica 10. So far, I have a two variable-function and I've use Minimize to find the optimal solution. Nevertheless, I'd like to make a sensibility analysis and study how this optimal ...
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FindMinimum slower in MMA10

I've recently updated one of my PCs (both have the exact same build) to Mathematica 10. After running the exact same notebook (which has two FindMinimum calls) on ...
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Using least independent rectangle area to separate every point

Description I want to add vertical line and horizonal lines between data to make every point have an independent rectangle area. In addtion, every independent rectangle has a number ...
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on convergence in optimization [closed]

I am trying to solve a nonlinear programming problem using FindMinimum solver on Mathematica. When I execute, it is printing FindMinimum::eit: "The algorithm does not converge to the tolerance of ...
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2D Arrangment/Optimization Problem

Okay, I have a list of angles, call it A. How would I arrange them in a 2D m-by-n grid G such that the distances between each adjacent angle-element (row- and column-wise) is minimized? G has as ...
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How can I name “a[[i]]” the parts of Table “a”? Or how to make Table “a” grow inside FindMinimum?

Let's say I want to minimize a function that uses a Table named a with the Conjugate Gradient Method of ...
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Speeding up NDSolve for system of differential equations

I am wondering if there is a way to speed up this function that solves a system of ordinary differential equations with NDSolve? Thus far I've tried specifying a few different methods such as LSODA, ...
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Simulated Annealing Convergence

I am using Simulated Annealing method for a simulation based optimization of a process that has 3 variables, using NMinimize. I print the input/output during every ...
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What domain does Resolve assume by default?

Consider the statement: $\forall x\left(x<7\Rightarrow \exists a\exists b\exists c(a^2+b^2+c^2=x)\right)$ This is true provided the universe of discourse is $\mathbb{N}$ Now I use ...
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Obtain approximate Hessian using FindMinimum

According to the documentation, when FindMinimum is told to use the method "QuasiNewton" on a unconstrained problem, it uses the ...
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Shaving the last 50 ms off NMinimize

The epilogue: A paper where the below answer is used was published. The answer below is cited among the references:) The background: I have to fit an objective function for ~10 000 datasets in near ...
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Pass model parameters to NDSolve'Reinitialize

I am wondering if there is a way to pass parameter values during the NDSolve'Reinitialize step of the NDSolve process? I've read that one way to possibly speed up repeated calls to NDSolve is to ...
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NMinimize of a Differential equation

f[kpr,tn,tv] is a Block for the Differential equations of a simple control loop with a PID-controller. It calculates the the response x[t] and integrates the t-weighted area under the response. The ...
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Distribution of 10 points within a unit square

Related to some packing problems, following problem arose: Distribute 10 points within a square of sides 1, so that minimal distance between them is maximized. With the help of random simulation, or ...
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Finding maximum or minimum of implicit functions

is there any built in function that can be used to find maximum or minimum of implicit functions? For example, if we have the equation $$x^2 + y^2 = (2 x^2 + 2 y^2 - x)^2,$$ then we can visualize the ...
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Solving a System of four equations (with logs) [closed]

I am trying to solve a system of four equations in four variables. I have read a number of threads on similar issues and tried to follow the suggestions. But I think it is a bit messy because of the ...
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Finding the right DeleteCases pattern for <<199>>

I have a list in Mathematica with several items like <<199>> and <<104>>, I would like to get rid of them using DeleteCases, but none of the patterns I ...
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How do I estimate the Pareto front in my multiobjective optimization problem?

I need to minimize a function of two parameters that gives two "stress" outputs {A,B} = f[tau,mu]. How do I estimate (even roughly), the Pareto front for this ...
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How to include constraints in `NMaximize`

I am trying to find maximum likelihood estimates of parameters for a fairly complicated multivariate distribution. The support of the distribution depends on its parameters so I need to include some ...
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Solve set of non-linear equations with least-squares-fitting - constrain results?

I'm trying to solve a set of functions to determine the material properties from a set of measurement values. (To set up this method I just want to fit my model with some already calculated data). My ...
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Mathematica won't maximize my function

I'm trying to maximize two functions. For the first one, the code runs correctly and returns the desired answer ...
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Fitting a variable using multiple equations

I would like to find the best fit of two variables for a number of approximate equations, such as: 1x+2y+2=7.04 2x+y+4=7.98 1.5x+1.5y-2=2.53 1.8x+3y-1=6.77 That ...
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Mathemathica: How to plot diagram? [duplicate]

i want to plot a diagram by this command using mathemathica. but it plotted as a beeline while it must be have a bit aberration.what is my fault in plotting? i want to display my diagram such as ...
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NMinimize not starting [duplicate]

I am new to Mathematica so I might be asking a trivial question, although I wasn't able to resolve it for several days. I am trying to optimize a 7x7 matrix with 12 variables with a certain evaluation ...
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Maximum of Minimum of a two variable function

I have F[x, y] := (y/2)(2 Cos[2x] + 2 Cos[x] + 1)/5 + ((1 - y)/2)(2 Cos[x] + 1)/3. I am looking for the maximum of the minimum of ...
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Why does Maximize return a wrong answer?

I want to find the maximum of the following function, but get a wrong result. What am I doing wrong? ...
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How to find a scaling parameter in matrix inversion process by MMA?

I simply would like to find the inverse of a given matrix $A$ by the iterative method $X_{k+1}=X_k(2I-AX_k)$ using $X_0=\frac{1}{\sigma_{max}^2}A^*$. An example is as follows ...
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How to solve a signaling game in Mathematica (game theory)

A signaling game is within the field of game theory, and more information can be found here. I would like to know, how one can solve such a game, by finding the Baysian Nash equilibrium in ...
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Optimization without evaluating the analytical expression?

Firstly, forgive me for my lack of knowledge of programming and Mathematica. I have an optimization problem involving very large matrices when they are in analytical form. If I tried to generate ...
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How to minimize the sum of squares of deviations from the mean?

I am trying to minimize the sum of squares of a deviation from the mean applying the following: Minimize[Sum[(Subscript[x, i] - \[Mu])^2, {i, 0, n}], x] It ...
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Fitting Vogel's formula for phyllotaxis to the image of a flower

After having read this question I was inspired to investigate how we could take an image of a plant displaying phyllotaxis and fit Vogel's model of phyllotaxis to the image. The theory is very simple. ...
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Constraint minimization with NMinimize

I am using the following code in order to minimize the function chi ...
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Interpreting a certain result of Minimize

I am given a certain function $f(k_1)$ that I would like to minimize. Asking Mathematica to do it (and supplying the given bounds of other parameters in the expression) I get the following result: ...
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Solve within a range?

Is it possible to solve an equation in which some some of the parameters have defined ranges? Example: ...
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How to optimize my code?

I use Mathematica to handle data.My trial as below: Interpolation function: ...
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Optimizing repeated function calls

Easiest way to keep my library nice, is to naively call some functions many times with same parameters. Doing so prevents from zoo of (library-)global variables and complicated initialisation ...
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Find minimum value of function which calls NDsolve [duplicate]

I have defined a function which takes a coefficient for a differential equation as an argument, solves the differential equation with NDSolve, and returns the value of the solution at time t=10. I can ...