[Maxima] COBYLA (Was Re: GSL, FFI, GCL, Windows; was: find_root with bfloats)
ko at research.att.com
Fri Oct 8 11:56:15 CDT 2010
Very nice, thanks very much Ray.
On 10/ 8/10 12:46 PM, Raymond Toy wrote:
> On 10/7/10 11:02 PM, Raymond Toy wrote:
>> Perhaps it would be useful to add this to maxima, if we can obtain
>> permission from Powell. (I don't have his email address, so it might
>> take some time.)
> Thanks to David Billinghurst for finding his email. I have now contacted
> Michael J.D. Powell, the author of COBYLA, and he says:
> I wrote the Fortran package COBYLA ....
> I hope that my contributions are
> helpful to you. I believe in making software available freely, so
> there are no restrictions on the use or distribution of COBYLA.
> I hope this reply answers your question.
> So, I'll add colbya in share/colbya shortly.
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