Applying Nelder Meadís Optimization Algorithm for Multiple Global Minima

Stefanescu, Stefan
Published in Romanian Journal of Economic Forecasting,
4, 2007.

Full text available online 16 February 2008

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Abstract

The iterative deterministic optimization method could not more find multiple global minima of a given objective function ( [6] ). 
Generally, the probabilistic optimization algorithms have not this restrictive behaviour, to determine only a single global minimum point. In this context weíll prove experimentally that Nelder-Meadís heuristic procedure can detect successfully multiple global extremal points.

Keywords: global optimization, Nelder-Mead algorithm, multiple minima
JEL Classification: C61, C02