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/* -*- mode: c++; tab-width: 4; indent-tabs-mode: nil; c-basic-offset: 4 -*- */

/*
 Copyright (C) 2001, 2002, 2003 Nicolas Di Césaré

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/*! \file steepestdescent.hpp
    \brief Steepest descent optimization method
*/

#ifndef quantlib_optimization_steepest_descent_h
#define quantlib_optimization_steepest_descent_h

#include <ql/math/optimization/linesearchbasedmethod.hpp>

namespace QuantLib {

    //! Multi-dimensional steepest-descent class
    /*! User has to provide line-search method and optimization end criteria

        search direction \f$ = - f'(x) \f$
    */
00036     class SteepestDescent : public LineSearchBasedMethod {
      public:
        SteepestDescent(const boost::shared_ptr<LineSearch>& lineSearch =
                                            boost::shared_ptr<LineSearch>())
        : LineSearchBasedMethod(lineSearch) {}
        //! minimize the optimization problem P
        virtual EndCriteria::Type minimize(Problem& P,
                                           const EndCriteria& endCriteria //= EndCriteria()
                                           );
    };

}

#endif

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