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Minimizing a function

Minimizing a function

Minimizing a function


If I have a function called Myfunc, and I want to minimize it.

I am trying: [X fval] = fminsearch(@Myfunc, X0)

It minimizes the result, but everytime I run it again it gives me a lower value. So im not reaching the local minimum.

I tried [X fval] = fminunc(@Myfunc, X0), but the problem is X has to be positive.

Finally I tried [X fval] = fmincon(@Myfunc, X0, [], [], [], [], LB, UB)

I set lower bound to 0 and upper bound to the desired value, but I still get errors that X is either negative or 0.

Where am I going wrong ? And is this the best way to minimize my function, or is there a better method ?

Thank you.

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