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Modular Optimization and Root Finding
This page contains discussions about a modularized optimization and root finding package.
It would be nice if the calling conventions for each method were as compatible as possible so that it is easy to swap different methods in an out.
f or func::
Every driver routine will need to specify a function. Should this argument be called f or func. In SciPy?, both are used about the same amount. (P.S. Why does the definition list Wiki syntax work here?)
When an initial argument is supplied, the convention seems to be to use x0.
ftol, xtol, etc.::
These seem to be the convention for specifying tolerances. The only problem I have with this is that I would like the option of specifying both absolute and relative tolerances. Perhaps something like xtol and xtol_rel could be used (absolute tolerances are usually easier to deal with in general).