At last I am able to return to blogging (compliments of being able to connect to the internet with my laptop again)! Today I want to talk about a trick I learned recently, hoping that it will perhaps be useful to someone else. Let us first set up the problem. If you want to go directly to the trick, skip the introductory stuff and move … Continue reading Can’t invert the CDF? Perhaps interpolation is a good idea.
Hi everyone! Today I will show you a cool method to find the minimum (or maximum) of a function , where A could be a subset of the reals or of the complex numbers. So, let’s say that you want to find the minimum of This function has a complex landscape. and of course it’s easy to see the where the global minimum is and … Continue reading Finding the minimum : Step 1, apply heat. Step 2, wait for the function to cool off. Step 3, enjoy.