scipy.optimize.brent(func, args=(), brack=None, tol=1.48e-08, full_output=0, maxiter=500)

Given a function of one-variable and a possible bracketing interval, return the minimum of the function isolated to a fractional precision of tol.

Parameters :

func : callable f(x,*args)

Objective function.

args :

Additional arguments (if present).

brack : tuple

Triple (a,b,c) where (a<b<c) and func(b) < func(a),func(c). If bracket consists of two numbers (a,c) then they are assumed to be a starting interval for a downhill bracket search (see bracket); it doesn’t always mean that the obtained solution will satisfy a<=x<=c.

full_output : bool

If True, return all output args (xmin, fval, iter, funcalls).

Returns :

xmin : ndarray

Optimum point.

fval : float

Optimum value.

iter : int

Number of iterations.

funcalls : int

Number of objective function evaluations made.


Uses inverse parabolic interpolation when possible to speed up convergence of golden section method.

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