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Jochen Küpper jochen@fhi-berlin.mpg.de
Tue Dec 6 17:28:00 GMT 2005


saadaoui@phas.ubc.ca writes:

> I was looking for a non-linear fitting algorithm, and the manual only
> covers Algorithms with Derivatives, 

nope

> but unfortunatly this does not apply for code as I have a histogram
> convolved with a Gaussian as my fitting function. Is there any
> Algorithm without Derivatives that I may use in GSL, 

Classical example is Nelder-Mead Simplex optimization, see the
gsl-ref:

,----[ (info "(gsl-ref)Multimin Algorithms") ]
|  - Minimizer: gsl_multimin_fminimizer_nmsimplex
|      This is the Simplex algorithm of Nelder and Mead. 
`----

Greetings,
Jochen
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