** Minimize a function of several variables. **

** FMINS('F',X0) attempts to return a vector x which is a local minimizer **

** of F(x) near the starting vector X0. 'F' is a string containing the **

** name of the objective function to be minimized. F(x) should be a **

** scalar valued function of a vector variable. **

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** FMINS('F',X0,OPTIONS) uses a vector of control parameters. **

** If OPTIONS(1) is nonzero, intermediate steps in the solution are **

** displayed; the default is OPTIONS(1) = 0. OPTIONS(2) is the termination **

** tolerance for x; the default is 1.e-4. OPTIONS(3) is the termination **

** tolerance for F(x); the default is 1.e-4. OPTIONS(14) is the maximum **

** number of steps; the default is OPTIONS(14) = 500. The other components **

** of OPTIONS are not used as input control parameters by FMIN . For more **

** information, see FOPTIONS . **

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** FMINS('F',X0,OPTIONS,[],P1,P2,...) provides for up to 10 additional **

** arguments which are passed to the objective function, F(X,P1,P2,...) **

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** FMINS uses a Simplex search method. **

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** See also FMIN . **

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