praxis

PRAXIS RETURNS THE MINIMUM OF THE FUNCTION F(X,N) OF N VARIABLES USING THE PRINCIPAL AXIS METHOD. THE GRADIENT OF THE FUNCTION IS NOT REQUIRED. FOR A DESCRIPTION OF THE ALGORITHM, SEE CHAPTER SEVEN OF ”ALGORITHMS FOR FINDING ZEROS AND EXTREMA OF FUNCTIONS WITHOUT CALCULATING DERIVATIVES” BY RICHARD P BRENT. (Source: http://plato.asu.edu)