# LOCAL_MIN_RC Reverse Communication Function for Local Minimum, by Richard Brent

LOCAL_MIN_RC is a C library which seeks a local minimum of a scalar function of a scalar variable, without requiring derivatives, or assuming the function is differentiable, using reverse communication (RC), by Richard Brent.

### Languages:

LOCAL_MIN_RC is available in a C version and a C++ version and a FORTRAN90 version and a MATLAB version and a Python version.

### Related Data and Programs:

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### Author:

Original FORTRAN77 version by Richard Brent; C version by John Burkardt.

### Reference:

1. Richard Brent,
Algorithms for Minimization without Derivatives,
Dover, 2002,
ISBN: 0-486-41998-3,
LC: QA402.5.B74.

### Examples and Tests:

You can go up one level to the C source codes.

Last revised on 30 November 2016.