# varmetric

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##### Shifted Limited-memory Variable-metric

Shifted limited-memory variable-metric algorithm.

##### Usage
varmetric(x0, fn, gr = NULL, rank2 = TRUE, lower = NULL, upper = NULL,
nl.info = FALSE, control = list(), ...)
##### Arguments
x0

initial point for searching the optimum.

fn

objective function to be minimized.

gr

gradient of function fn; will be calculated numerically if not specified.

rank2

logical; if true uses a rank-2 update method, else rank-1.

lower, upper

lower and upper bound constraints.

nl.info

logical; shall the original NLopt info been shown.

control

list of control parameters, see nl.opts for help.

...

further arguments to be passed to the function.

##### Details

Variable-metric methods are a variant of the quasi-Newton methods, especially adapted to large-scale unconstrained (or bound constrained) minimization.

##### Value

List with components:

par

the optimal solution found so far.

value

the function value corresponding to par.

iter

number of (outer) iterations, see maxeval.

convergence

integer code indicating successful completion (> 0) or a possible error number (< 0).

message

character string produced by NLopt and giving additional information.

##### Note

Based on L. Luksan's Fortran implementation of a shifted limited-memory variable-metric algorithm.

##### References

J. Vlcek and L. Luksan, Shifted limited-memory variable metric methods for large-scale unconstrained minimization,'' J. Computational Appl. Math. 186, p. 365-390 (2006).

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• varmetric
##### Examples
# NOT RUN {
flb <- function(x) {
p <- length(x)
sum(c(1, rep(4, p-1)) * (x - c(1, x[-p])^2)^2)
}
# 25-dimensional box constrained: par[24] is *not* at the boundary
S <- varmetric(rep(3, 25), flb, lower=rep(2, 25), upper=rep(4, 25),
nl.info = TRUE, control = list(xtol_rel=1e-8))
## Optimal value of objective function:  368.105912874334
## Optimal value of controls: 2  ...  2  2.109093  4

# }

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