[R] Fortune? -- was Re: optim with simulated annealing SANN ...

Bert Gunter gunter.berton at gene.com
Fri Dec 16 22:44:37 CET 2011


I thought John Nash's comment below was profound and a possible
Fortunes candidate:
(Aside: I believe it applies to a great deal of what is discussed on
this list, not just stochastic optimization.)


... (in the context of stochastic optimization)
>...  As with many tools in this domain, for effective use they
> require more knowledge than many of their users possess, and can be dangerous because they
> seem to "work".
> JN

Bert Gunter
Genentech Nonclinical Biostatistics

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