## A new algorithm for minimizing a function of several
variables without calculating derivatives

7. R. P. Brent,
A new algorithm for minimizing a function of several
variables without calculating derivatives,
in * Optimization*
(edited by R. S. Anderssen, L. S. Jennings and D. M. Ryan),
University of Queensland Press, Brisbane, 1972, 14-25.
MR 52#2574, 52#9601.
Paper:
pdf (387K).

## Abstract

We describe a new algorithm for unconstrained minimization.
The algorithm is related to that of Powell (1964),
but avoids some of the difficulties inherent in Powell's algorithm.

## Comments

The algorithm is also described in Chapter 7 of
* Algorithms for Minimization without Derivatives*,
Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1973.
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