Robert Kern wrote:

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> We have several bounded optimization routines in scipy.

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> http://docs.scipy.org/doc/scipy/reference/optimize.html
Hi Robert,

Thanks for the lead .. I briefly looked at the documentation, but

before I dig into this more deeply 2 quick questions:

1. Will is also allow me to maximize a function (I only saw minimum)?

2. Will it give me the global minima/maxima?

I only ask because I got all excited to see that R has an optimize

function but unfortunately it can not deal with multi-modal functions.

I am trying to come up with some complex test cases for a genetic

algorithm I'm working with, both for functions using f(x) and f(x,y) over a

variety of intervals so I would like to have a way to verify results for

more challenging functions.

Thanks a lot,

Esmail