local_min, a Python code which finds a local minimizer of a scalar function of a scalar variable, by Richard Brent.
The method does not require the use of derivatives, and does not assume that the function is differentiable.
The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the MIT license
local_min is available in a C version and a C++ version and a FORTRAN90 version and a MATLAB version and an Octave version and a Python version and an R version.
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Original FORTRAN77 version by Richard Brent; Python version by John Burkardt.