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what is a reasonable step tolerance for optimization algorithms if parameters are in the range [0,1]?
My parameters are bounded from below by zero and from above by roughly one. I recently worked with a quite small step tolerence...

1 year ago | 1 answer | 0

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fmincon: any way to enforce linear inequality constraints at intermediate iterations?
I am solving an optimization problem with the interior-point algorithm of fmincon. My parameters have both lower and upper boun...

1 year ago | 3 answers | 1

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alternatives to gradient-based optimization algorithms like lsqnonlin that handle at least O(10) parameters?
I am fitting parameters of a PDE to experimental data utilizing the function lsqnonlin from the optimization toolbox. I obser...

1 year ago | 2 answers | 0

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trust-region reflective algorithm in lsqnonlin and fmincon: same behavior for "unconstrained" optimization"?
Say I provide constraints to lsqnonlin and fmincon. For both, I will choose trust-region-reflective algorithm Do both fmincon a...

1 year ago | 1 answer | 1

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multistart optimization: local run index of solutions found by [...,solutions] = run(__)?
I am running my optimization problem with several start vectors utilizing the function [x,fval,exitflag,output,solutions] = run...

1 year ago | 1 answer | 0

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importdata produces strange output when reading a textfile with blank cells and text
I want to import the attached file which is the result of matlabs function run. As you can see, there are a couple of blank cell...

1 year ago | 2 answers | 0

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lsqnonlin with multiple start vectors: continue with next start vector if the function computing the objective function sets a "flag"
I want to execute lsqnonlin with multiple start vectors by iterating over a for-loop. If the function called by lsqnonlin (here,...

1 year ago | 2 answers | 0

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add (white) Gaussian noise to displacement signal, noise level = ( |x-x*| / |x*| ): can I use utilize awgn()?
I want to add artificial (white) Gaussian noise to my numerically generated signal. In the title of my question, x %is the dis...

1 year ago | 1 answer | 0

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Check Gradient (Jacobian) of objective function -- what is the meaning of absolute difference (1e-6) if component of gradient is less than 1 ?
I use lsqnonlin to solve my data-fitting problem and provide the Jacobian, which I verify using CheckGradients option. As state...

1 year ago | 1 answer | 0

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is randn() appropriate to emulate noise coming from digital image correlation?
I want to emulate experimental data coming from an digital image correlation (DIC) system. Currently, I generate the displacemen...

1 year ago | 1 answer | 0

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element-wise operator to scale rows of matrix with entries of a vector
Given a matrix and a vector A = [2 3 4 5;5 4 3 2;1 2 3 4;4 3 2 1]; d = [1 2 3 4]; I want to scale the rows of A with the corr...

1 year ago | 1 answer | 1

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possible to reduce the relative difference for CheckGradients in optimization (fmincon)?
When double-checking my Jacobian using CheckGradients, I have a relative maximum difference of, crudely, 4e-6, and my entries o...

2 years ago | 2 answers | 0

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pass a vector from matlab to a c++ program
function res = fun(p,y) s = call_a_cpp_program_which_operates_on_p res = s - y; end In the above function, 'p' is a vector a...

2 years ago | 1 answer | 0

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isqnonlin: compute part of objective function outside of matlab
I am solving a partial differential equation depending on some design variables (material parameters). I want to fit the materia...

2 years ago | 1 answer | 0