Hi all, I was tasked with testing if this list was still alive, and thought I could do so by asking a question on behalf of a friend (no really, it’s for a postdoc who’s not on the list yet)

Here is his question: "I have to minimize a non linear function, but I have never used optimization functions in R. I am looking for someone that can point me to a document or a tutorial that can introduce me to this technique.”

Any suggestions for Valerio?




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